Yarrow Leaf & Flower (Organic)

Yarrow Leaf & Flower (Organic)

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Common Name

Yarrow

Latin Name

Achillea millefolium

Plant Family

Asteraceae

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Overview

Yarrow grows in many temperate climes throughout the world. It works well both on its own and when combined with other herbs. 

Typical Preparations

Taken internally as a tea, powder, capsules, or extract. Can also be used externally.

Medicinal Uses

Yarrow is extremely effective in aiding the body to deal with fevers. It increases peripheral circulation, and can be used to lower blood pressure, stimulate digestion, tone blood vessels, relax sore muscles, and reduce hypertension. In addition, it is antibacterial and can be used for urinary tract infections, the healing of wounds, acne, and sore throats.

Active Constituents

Volatile oil, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, amino acids, nutrients, coumarins, furanocoumarins, alkamides.

Other

The Latin name Achillea comes from the Greek demigod Achilles. As a child, Achilles’ mother held him by the ankles and dipped in into the river Styx, to make him invincible. Achilles went on to fight as fierce warrior, and used yarrow to treat the wounds of his fellow soldiers. Achilles eventually died from a wound to his heel, which was the only unprotected part of his anatomy.