Perennial medicinal herb which makes a soothing, healing, refreshing tea.


  • Botanical Name: Agrimonia eupatoria
  • Common Names: Agrimony, Cocklebur, Church Steeples, Sticklewort
  • Plant Family: Rosaceae
  • Form: Herb
  • Lifecycle: Perennial
  • Use 1. Medicinal: This combination of astringent and bitter properties makes this an extremely useful but gentle herb for gut healing and liver complaints. Use as a remedy for indigestion, weak stomach acid, intestinal tract infections and diarrhea. It is safe for home use and suitable for infants and the elderly. Some studies have shown it to have insulin-like effects. Make a tea from the fresh or dried leaves, flowers and stems.
  • Use 2. Dye plant: The plant yields a yellow dye, unclear whether it is from the root, leaves or whole plant.
  • Growing Conditions: Tolerant of a wide range of soils, sun or part shade
  • Height: 60 – 100cm when in flower
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Flowering time:  Early through to late summer
  • Pollination: Self-fertile
  • Biodiversity value: Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Native to: Most of Europe
  • Food Forest Fit: Ground cover layer
  • Fun Fact: In the Language of Flowers Agrimony means thankfulness or gratitude
  • Pot size: 9cm