Yarrow – Achillea millefolium

Yarrow – Achillea millefolium – bulk herb

Description

🌿 Our yarrow (bulk herb) is shade dried leaf and flower

Yarrow is a flowering perennial plant of the Asteraceae or Compositae family. It is known by many names including Common Yarrow, White Yarrow, Herbal Militaris, Nosebleed Plant, Devil’s Nettle, Old Man’s Pepper, Gordaldo, Milfoil, Soldier’s Woundwort, Sanguinary, Thousand-Seal and Thousand-Leaf. It has been used as a powerful healing herb plant for centuries.

Using Yarrow for Wellness

yarrow with blooms
single yarrow plant, blooming

Yarrow has been used as a powerful healing herb plant for centuries.

Yarrow fights bacteria. It has an antiseptic action. The bitter parts and fatty acids encourage bile flow out of the gallbladder, known as a cholagogue. The free-flowing action improves digestion and it is said that it prevents gallstones from forming.

decongestant It contains a drying effect and seems to improve coughs and sinus infections with sputum formation.

astringent Yarrow is very helpful with allergies where nasal secretions and watery eyes are caused by molds, dust, pollen and dander. Yarrow is also known to cause sweating in cases of flu, fevers and colds, helping to cure simple infections.

infusion It is used to aid in healing skin conditions, such as eczema.

anti-inflammatory The oil found in the yarrow has been used to treat arthritis.

expectorant The tea is an excellent aid for colds, it helps sooth a fever, coughs, as well as sore throats. Yarrow has also proven very helpful in removing heat and toxins from the system by increasing perspiration.

promotes digestion Helps in the secretion of enzymes and digestive juice and increases appetite; both help in digestion.

“Here is one of the great mainstays of western herbalism, one of the most important plants… yarrow. Yarrow is one of the primal remedies of the Western herbal tradition. It can be called the ‘master of the blood.’ (Source)

The plant was widely used in the traditional herbal medicine by Native Americans. Yarrow was very popular as a leaf vegetable during the seventeenth century. Yarrow was also used as herb in cooking. AND…(deep breath) it had the greatest number of indications among all herbs in use during the nineteenth century. Can we say more good about this herb?

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