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Medicinal Parts: The drug consists of the flowering plant, which is cut a few fingers width above the ground and dried.
Flower and Fruit: The flowers are yellow, arranged along small, spike-like racemes. They have an epicalyx and 5 sepals, 5 ovate petals, 5 to 20 stamens and 2 ovaries. The calyx is rough-haired with deep furrows. The fruit is obconical and thorny (burdocks).
Leaves, Stem and Root: The plant is 50 to 100 cm high, with a villous, erect stem. The leaves are alternate and irregularly pinnate. The leaflets are deeply serrate and downy beneath.
Characteristics: Agrimony has a slight …