Achillea millefolium AKA Common Yarrow, Milfoil, Soldiers Woundwort, Staunchweed, Woundwort, and Western Yarrow.
We sell cut and sifted Yarrow Flower and Herb.
Yarrow is a flowering perennial, common in North America but also native to Europe and Asia. Its leaves are soft and feather-like and the plant produces stalks in the summer with arromatic white flowers on top.
Yarrow received its Latin name Achillea from the Greek legend of Achilles. Fighting many battles as a seemingly invincible warrior, Achilles used yarrow to treat the wounds of his fellow soldiers.
Bitters, chamazulene, proazulene, saponins, tannins, fatty acids.
Dried stems, leaves, and flowers.
Tea infusions, juice (from the fresh herb), tinctures, as a compress, and in baths.
According the German Commission E, yarrow is approved to support healthy appetite, as well as mild, spastic discomforts of the gastrointestinal tract. It is traditionally used externally to support healthy skin and as a poultice for minor wounds. Its efficacy in this manner is not supported by clinical data.
WHO Monograph Volume 4
Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West by Michael Moore page 274
Use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed. Its use is not recommended while pregnant.
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