Agrimony is often confused as a weed, like many other herbs. The have yellow flower spikes that can grow up to 2 metres high. They are often found on the sides of roads, near streams and in rocky places. Prepared by herbalists from apothecary near Bendigo and Castlemaine, discover what benefits can you get from this medicinal herb.

This herb was well known in the ancient world, named by the Greeks for the healing powers it has for the eyes. Yet agrimony’s usefulness doesn’t stop there, it was used as a ‘heal-all’. From stemming bleeding on battlefields, to relieving gout, to helping with bladder pain, and helping soothe throat infections.

Folklore And Energetics

Historically, this herb has helped promote a good night’s sleep, with a sprig often being placed under a pillow. It helps to promote peace and banishes negative energy. People used to keep a leaf in their pocket to help empower themselves when they were around difficult people.

Modern Uses of Agrimony

Today, agrimony is often used by people who would benefit from a herb that has an astringent action on the digestive system. It helps to stimulate the production of liver, gallbladder, and other digestive secretions. It also helps to support digestive health by supporting the healing of mucous membranes.

While not as commonly used to help heal skin issues, it can be a useful ingredient in creams and salves used for wound healing.

Do you want to discover more medicinal herbs you can store at your home? Visit our apothecary near Bendigo and Castlemaine and we stock a handful of healing herbs for you.

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