Origin: Europe, western Asia, north-western Africa
Scientific Name: Agrimonia eupatoria
Folk Names: Church steeples, cockleburr, common agrimony, sticklewort
Parts used: Leaf
Magical Properties: Healing, hex-breaking, protection, cleansing, sleep
- Agrimony was once believed to cure musket wounds and ward off witchcraft.
- British folklore states that placing a sprig of agrimony beneath someone’s pillow would ensure they sleep until it’s removed.
- Scatter agrimony leaves in front of entrances to ward away negativity.