Yarrow

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Achillea millefolium

 

History

Also known as soldiers woundwort, staunchweed, nosebleed, devil’s nettle, devil’s plaything

In Chinese medicine Yarrow is said to be the perfect balance between yin and yang.

 

  • Used in tea to help break a fever
  • In a bath for relaxation
  • As an astringent it is good for oily skin and pimples
  • As a hair rinse to help control dandruff
  • As a companion plant it promotes healthy plants and is said to increase flavour
  • As an activator in compost
  • Used to staunch the flow of blood in wounds (pressing leaves to a wound – the haemostatic action of Yarrow will stop the flow of blood)

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