Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) how many gardeners or herbalists are rocking this beautiful feathery flowering medicinal plant in your garden? Yarrow is said to been used by Native Americans for healing of stomach issues such as poor digestion, upset stomach and cramping. Yarrow is also known for its uses as an antiseptic for wounds. I love how yarrow received its Latin name Achillea millefolium which comes from the mythological story of Achilles heel. Achilles was dipped in a potion of yarrow except from his heal when an arrow fatality wounded him in only in this area. Yarrow is used for fever, colds, hay fever, loss of appetite, dermatitis, and to induce sweating. Poultice, tinctures, extracts and teas are made from the flowers and beautiful feathery foliage. It has a beautiful mint musky scent.
Disclaimer: Do not use while pregnant except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Use precaution if you suffer from allergies due to the Asteraceae family. Consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbs, vitamins or supplements if you are under medical supervision.