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Agrimonia pilosa - Ledeb.
                 
Common Name Hairy Agrimony
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Meadows and roadsides in lowland and mountains all over Japan[58]. Forest undergrowth and shady places by the sides of roads at elevations of 1000 - 3000 metres in Nepal[272].
Range E. Europe to E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Agrimonia pilosa Hairy Agrimony


Agrimonia pilosa Hairy Agrimony
   
Physical Characteristics
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Agrimonia pilosa is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is in flower from Jun to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms
A. dahurica.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Seed.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[177]. Seed - dried and ground into a meal[179]. Mixed with noodles[177].
Medicinal Uses


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Analgesic;  Antibacterial;  Antiinflammatory;  Antipyretic;  Astringent;  Cardiotonic;  Haemostatic;  Hypoglycaemic;  
Vasoconstrictor;  Vermifuge.

The stems and the leaves are analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, astringent, cardiotonic, haemostatic, hypoglycaemic, taenicide and vasoconstrictor[147, 176, 218, 279]. The plant is used in the treatment of abdominal pain, sore throat, headaches, bloody and mucoid dysentery, bloody and white discharge and heat-stroke[147, 272]. It is used in Korea to treat parasitic worms, bois and ezema[279]. The leaves are rich in vitamin K and are used to promote blood clotting and control bleeding[238]. The plant contains agrimonin, this is haemostatic, cardiotonic and lowers blood sugar, though it can also produce palpitations and congestion of the blood in the face[176]. The root ia astringent, diuretic and tonic[272]. It is used in the treatment of coughs, colds, tuberculosis and diarrhoea[272]. The root juice is used in the treatment of peptic ulcer[272]. A paste of the root is used to treat stomach ache[272]. Plants are harvested as they come into flower and can be dried for later use[238].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in most soils, preferring a calcareous soil[200]. Prefers a sunny position[200]. The ssp. A. pilosa japonica. (Miq.)Nakai. is used medicinally in China[176].
Propagation
Seed - can be sown in spring or autumn, either in pots in a cold frame or in situ. It usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 13°c[133], though germination rates can be low, especially if the seed has been stored[244]. A period of cold stratification helps but is not essential. When grown in pots, prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in late spring or early summer. Division in autumn[200]. Very easy, the divisions can be planted straight out into their permanent positions.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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