Metaphysical Properties of Agrimony
Powers: Protection, Sleep
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Agrimony
Use in protection sachets and spells, banish negative energy and spirits.
-Reverse spells and hexes and sends them back to the originator.
It grows abundantly in England, Europe, and parts of North America. The folkloric name is Cocklebur and is distantly related to the Rose.
Agrimony was known to the ancients as a heal-all tonic, easing everything from cataracts to sore feet. The herb was steeped in baths or consumed as tea. Nicholas Culpeper's Complete Herbal (1653) recommends cleansing sores with an infusion of Agrimony. Agrimony tea is sometimes taken as a refreshing Spring beverage.
The occult legacy of Agrimony is harder to trace. Its protective reputation may be related to another traditional name for the plant, Church Steeple. Many plants that resemble holy objects were thought to have the power to repel evil spirits.