Agrimonia eupatoria


Agrimony, Sticlewort, Church Steeples

Grows to 1.5m tall. They grow from underground rhizomes. They have dark green pinnate deciduous leaves with serrated margins and hairy surfaces. They bare many small yellow flowers up stalks. Flowers have a mild apricot scent.The seed pods are also hairy. 

Prefers shade to semi-shade, mild to warm weather. Dies down in cold weather.


Used as a yellow dye, as a bath additive, or as a skin lotion. 
May aid in controlling symptoms of asthma, can be applied to wounds to assist healing, and has possible sedative qualities and may reduce fever. There are also some indications of general radical scavenging and antioxidant activity.

Parts used: Foliage.

Properties: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory. 



Prefers moist but well drained soils, but don't water the leaves. Grow with a surface mulch to maintain soil moisture. Generally very hardy.

Grow in the shade of larger plants. Said to grow well alongside lavender, sage, foxglove and evening primrose.


Seed in spring, division in spring or autumn.


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Plant Health

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Chemistry: It is known to have high concentrations of flavanoids (flavan-3-ols, flavonols, flavones). It also contains phenolic acids, triterpine glycosides, kaempferol, volatile oils, and luteolin. 

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