Yarrow is a perennial with fine, fernlike leaves that form a base mat in the spring and grow upward to where flat, white flowers form from July to September. It has a pleasant, woodsy scent. Yarrow is used to help stop bleeding both internally and externally. When chewed, the root was rumored to be good for sore teeth and gums. It was also thought to help reduce blood pressure and fever. They say It fights infection internally and externally and can help with venomous bites and stings. Of course this is all old wives tales and none of it has been confirmed by the FDA.
History and Folklore:
Yarrow has been used medicinally for centuries. Some commanders required that Yarrow be carried by troops into battle for its healing properties. It has also been used in I-Ching rituals and been found at Neanderthal burial sites.
Cultivation and Harvest:
Gather the whole flowering stalk (including the rootlet) while in bloom. Upper stems and leaves retain their benefits longer than the flower.
Do not take if pregnant.
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, vulnerary, stops bleeding
Achillea erba-rotta · Achillea ageratum · Achillea abrotanoides
Ingredients: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
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