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Scientific Name: Eupatorium cannabinum
Alternative Names: Holy Rope

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Eupatorium cannabinum


  • Perennial
  • Hemp Agrimony is native to Europe.
  • It is a robust, clump-forming perennial growing to 30cm - 1.5m.
  • End of summer, mauve-pink to purple or white flowers are borne on dense, flat top corymbs at the top of the stems or branches.
  • The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees.
  • When bruised, all parts of the plant have the pleasant aromatic smell of cedar when it is burnt.
  • It is half hardy and will grow out again in spring.
  • Hemp Agrimony prefers sandy, loamy or clay soil and sun or partial shade

Parts Used

  • The whole plant – harvest in the summer and dry for later use.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Hemp Agrimony is a diuretic herb that has a tonic effect – it stimulates the removal of waste products via the kidneys.
  • It stimulates the immune system by helping to maintain resistance to acute viral infections and arresting the growth of tumors.
  • Hemp Agrimony treats influenza and disorders of the liver, spleen and gall bladder.
  • It is excellent as aperitif and in case of hepatic weakness.
  • Infusion: One spoonful of dried herb for one bowl of water: 2 or 3 cups a day.
  • A good wound herb – prepare a compress by brewing a decoction with 30g herb in one liter of water.

For Animals. It is said that

  • The leaf juice can be rubbed onto the coats of animals as an insect repellent.
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