Yarrow Flowers - ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM
(Cut & Sifted) (Wild Crafted) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Yarrow is a perennial creeping herb, belonging to the Compositae (Asteraceae) family. It has erect furrowed stems, bearing alternate gray-green feathery finely divided leaves, and strongly scented nonflowering rosettes often forming dense mats. It has a strong, aromatic odor, very much like Chamomile, and a sharp, bitter taste.
Origin: United States
Other Names: Bloodwort, Cammock, Carpenter's Grass, Carpenter's Weed, Death Flower, Devil's Nettle, Dog Daisy, Gandana, Gordolobo, Green Arrow, Ichi Kao, Knight's Milfoil, Millefolium, Millefoil, Milfoil, Nosebleed, Old-Man's Pepper, Sanguinary, Soldier's Wound Wort, Thousand Leaf, Thousand Seal, Thousandleaf Clover
Part Used: Flowers
Culinary Uses: To make a tea, infuse 1 teaspoon Yarrow Flowers in 1 cup of boiling water, cover and steep for 10 minutes.
Medicinal Uses: Yarrow is thought to act as a blood purifier and act on the liver and the glandular system. It has been used as a supportive in diabetes, as well as treating gum ailments and toothache. Yarrow also is used in formulas for treating colds, flus, and fevers, and thought to be helpful at the onset of fever or chills. It is used to stop the bleeding of external wounds. Pregnant women should avoid this herb.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Yarrow should not be used during pregnancy. Consult a health care provider prior to external use if you suffer from allergies related to the Asteraceae family.