Yarrow flower

Yarrow flower

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Also known as

Achillea millefolium                        

Introduction
Yarrow is a flowering plant belonging to the Asteraceae family, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America. Yarrow was traditionally used as a digestive aid, as a topical antiseptic, and as a wound healing agent owing to its astringent properties, which combined with its mild diaphoretic nature, makes the herb quite a useful one, even when smoked.

Constituents
chamazulene, proazulene, saponins, isovaleric acid, salicylic acid, asparagin, sterols, flavonoids, bitters, tannins, and coumarins

Harvest Data
Origin: Croatia
Certified organic
Flowers

Use
Yarrow flowers can be enjoyed in tea for general health purposes, sprinkled onto a smoke blend for its taste, and the powdered herb can be applied to cuts or skin abrasions, however additional cleaning is also warranted.

Summary
Yarrow has activity as a digestive bitter, diaphoretic, astringent, tonic, stimulant, anti-inflammatory, and aromatic. Yarrow also has actions on the blood and circulatory system, encouraging clotting, improving circulation, and lowering blood pressure. The herb has been used as a cure-all by Native Americans and as a magical herb to the Europeans, and is even closely associated with the myth of Achilles, who used the herb for healing wounds in the battlegrounds of Troy.


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