It should not be difficult to identify agrimony (botanical name Agrimonia eupatoria) because the pointed yellow flowers (actually a raceme) are prominent among the grasses in the surroundings. While the young agrimony plants produce a solitary spike of 30 cm to 50 cm, the spike of a mature specimen often grows up to a meter in height and has a small number of divided stems. The length of the pointed flower spikes, buds open gradually from the base, exposing the small yellow flowers each having five petals and measuring about 5 mm to 8 mm across on small stems. While the flowers that appear close to the base develop into fruits, those appearing higher up on the flower stalk continue to be buds. More often than not, the tip of the growing plant wilts to some extent. The fruits of agrimony possess tiny hooks that grasp the fur of animals or clothes of people passing by.
The leaves of agrimony have a resemblance to a number of other plants which also bear pinnate (leaves that are split into pairs of leaflets the length of a mid-rib) and deep green hued leaves. During the spring, the leaves appear akin to the meadowsweet leaves. However, the leaves of meadowsweet are generally even and downy, while the leaves as well as the steam of agrimony have hair-like tiny bristles. In addition, to a great extent, agrimony also resembles mullein, which is another herb having flowering spike and yellow flowers each having five petals. However, the mullein is a comparatively larger plant having a solitary leaf that is oval-shaped and pointed. Another related variation of agrimony is A. odorata (otherwise A. procera), which is known to be comparatively bigger and also aromatic. In fact, such sub-divisions are generally not pursued by all authorities and, hence, they should not be of any concern for us.
Agrimony is in bloom during the period from June to the end of August. Precisely speaking, agrimony essentially blooms during the high summer.
The flower essence remedy Agrimony is prepared employing the sun method. To prepare this Bach Flower Remedy, you need to first choose numerous different plants that are in full bloom. Next, cut the flower stems over any withered flower or seeds that might be forming and devoid of excessive buds at the top. The ideal time to collect the flowers is early in the season and from young plants. It is advisable that you should not pick the flowers separately, but cover the bowl with the flowering stems. Ideally, you should select a location where several agrimony herbs grow collectively and place the bowl in the middle. The bowl should be placed in such manner that no shadows fall on the surface of the bowl, which must be exposed to full sunlight.
A Bach Flower Remedy, Agrimony is most effective for people who conceal their miseries behind a façade of joyfulness.
People who are of Agrimony type have an inclination to be cheerful, unreserved and fun-loving individuals. Such people abhor upheaval or commotion and, hence, hide their concern, throbbing, despair, sorrow or irritability at the back of their normally appealing exterior and jovial behaviour. They conceal their feeling so well that it would be difficult for any one to know that these people are enduring internal torment.
People, who require Agrimony most, frequently exhibit their wish not to let down other people or bring any burden on them owing to their individual troubles. Instead, they plan to share cheerfulness and boost up others mood. In such circumstances, the Agrimony type personality has a tendency of not expressing strong sentiments that might cause dissonance or discord to themselves as well as other people. Nevertheless, bitterness and resentment swell inside and may perhaps find release suddenly in the form of malicious comments or in a veiled, violent conduct. The flower essence remedy Agrimony is of immense help to provide relief from pain to people who are cheerful in spite of enduring pain and inner torment. In such cases, the patients experience repression, over-compliance and rejection of sentiments.
People in the Agrimony state of the mind suffer from increased nervousness, restiveness as well as a feeling of disappointment. They also endure bitterness or culpability that are not expressed or performed. In addition, such people also suffer from unanswered conflicts or ordeal. They also experience an inner restiveness as well as a feeling of monotony and frequently find some respite from taking drugs, engaging in entertainment or any additional forms of leisurely activities. In such cases, squabbles cause anguish and bring sadness.
A Bach Flower Remedy, Agrimony reinstates one's aptitude to articulate his or her genuine feelings and sentiments irrespective of what they may be. Individuals requiring Agrimony suffer from internal nervousness and disorder that they conceal with a smile as well as a laugh when they are together with other people. In fact, such people are so adept in doing this that they seem to be the life and soul of any party/ congregation, with no care for the remaining world. Their feeling as well as abhorrence for dispute causes them to endeavour to maintain the harmony at whatever cost. Nevertheless, when the force of such unexpressed sentiments turns out to be extremely intense, people belonging to the Agrimony type are likely to burst out in anger and frequently take refuge in alcohol or drugs as a means to cut themselves off from their repressed internal anxieties. There are a number of other indications for Agrimony and these include restiveness and a requirement for continuous external motivation. Therapy with Agrimony supports simplicity of expression, resulting in emotions of true internal peace and harmony.
Even animals may undergo the Agrimony state of the mind. Like their human counterparts, such animals will also naturally be the easy-going type. Animals of the Agrimony character will take delight in your laughter and express their happiness with their antics. In addition, such animals would also be perceptive to fights or any type of terrible feeling in the household. When you feel upset, your Agrimony companion would also be in sorrow. However, rather than appearing miserable or weeping for notice, the Agrimony natured animal will possibly perform the role of the court entertainer by making different kinds of endeavours to deflect your thought from the object responsible for your distress and, in spite of the animal's personal anguish, will endeavour to make you feel cheerful once more.