Agrimony's botanical name "Agrimonia eupatoria" refers to Mithridates Eupator, king of Pontus, who is remembered by early herbalists for fashioning a "universal antidote" to protect him from all earthly poisons.
Agrimony has long been regarded as powerfully magical, and one of its earliest common names is "fairy's wand". In an 18th century Scottish witch trial, Agrimony was mentioned as a witch's cure for people who were "elf-shot" or suffering unexplained illness.
The word Agrimony is derived from the Greek "Argemone", meaning "that which heals the eye". Being abundant throughout the UK, Agrimony has been used in herbal medicine for hundreds, if not thousands of years; used extensively for wounds, snake bites and warts. In later times it was used to treat gunshot wounds due to its coagulant effect.
It has also been traditionally used as an aid to digestive complaints, a diuretic and to improve respiratory conditions such as coughs, colds and bronchitis. Agrimony was once considered a panacea or “all-heal” for illnesses.
Typical Use: Agrimony Tincture
Can be added to water or fruit juice and taken when required.
Traditionally Taken: 2-3ml taken 2-3 times per day, or as directed by a Herbal Practitioner.