Scientific Name:The sap is quite acidic and can be quite painful if it comes in contact with the skin. It can form small blisters.
About this Herb:Agrimonia grows throughout Britain, Europe, Asia and North America along roadsides, wasteland, hedges and banks. A perennial, this dark green plant has fine soft hairs. Small 5 petal yellow flowers cover the 2 to 3 foot stalk. Its narrow leaves have serrated edges. The star shaped flowers have a slight spicy fragrance.
Common Names:Common agrimony, Burr marigold, Cockleburr, Church steeples, Liverwort, Sticklewort
Uses:Common agrimony, Burr marigold, Cockleburr, Church steeples, Liverwort, Sticklewort
Applications:Poultice: Use fresh leaves and roots boiled in small amount of water. Cook until material is limp and water has mostly evaporated. Use as hot as can be tolerated with out burning.
Infusion: Can drink as much as you like. In a pint of boiling water add 1 ounce of dried leaves and steep. You may add honey if you like.
Powder: You may take 1 tsp. to 1 tbsp. dissolved in liquid a day.