Folk Names: Church Steeples, Cocklebur, Garclive, Philanthropos, Sticklewort, Stickwort, Umakhuthula, Ntola
Powers: Protection, sleep
Magical Uses: Use in all protection sachets
and spells, also to banish negative energies
and spirits. It protects against goblins, evil
Agrimony has also long been used to
reverse spells sent against the magician;
i.e., it not only breaks hexes, it also sends
them back to the hexer.
Agrimony placed under the head will
make one sleep as if dead, according to
ancient lore, but don't use this for insom-
nia: the sleeper won't awaken until the
herb is removed.
At one time agrimony was used to
detect the presence of Witches.
Herb definition from Scott Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs