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agrimony

(ăg`rĭmō'nē), any plant of the genus Agrimonia, perennials of the family Rosaceae (roserose,
common name for some members of the Rosaceae, a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed over most of the earth, and for plants of the genus Rosa, the true roses.
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 family) native to north temperate zones, to Brazil, and to Africa. They are found wild in the N and central United States. Agrimony is sometimes cultivated in herb gardens for its small yellow flowers and aromatic leaves, used for an astringent tea. A compound derived from agrimony, agrimophol, is used as an anthelmintic. Agrimony is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.
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agrimony

Yellow flowers on a stick. Prickly burrs that stick to clothes. Astringent. Leaf tea or cold infusion is used for jaundice and other liver ailments, colds, diarrhea, mouthwash, skin issues, ulcers, diuretic. Externally, a poultice or soak is used to treat athlete's foot, sores, slowhealing wounds, stop bleeding, and insect bites. Gargle with cold infusion or tea to relieve sore throats, inflamed gums, and laryngitis.

agrimony

traditional symbol for gratitude. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]

agrimony

1. any of various N temperate rosaceous plants of the genus Agrimonia, which have compound leaves, long spikes of small yellow flowers, and bristly burlike fruits
2. any of several other plants, such as hemp agrimony
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