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Agrimonia spp.

Agrimonia japonica2 by [1] (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

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Moderate watering

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Agrimonia Overview

Genus consisting of around 20 perennial herbaceous species. They originate from temperate climates in the Northern Hemisphere, with one species found in Africa. They produce small yellow 5-petalled flowers on a spike and historically they have been used extensively in medicine.

Other uses of Agrimonia

The plant is used in traditional Austrian medicine to treat complaints of the liver and bile, of the gastrointestinal and of the respiratory tract. The Ancient Greeks used it to treat eye complaints, liver, gall and kidney problems as well as for diarrhea. In Anglo-Saxon times Agrimony seeds and leaves were boiled and the solution used to treat wounds. Today it is one of the plants used in Bach Flower remedies.