Achillea millefolium has a long history of use for its healthful properties in traditional Western herbalism. Start with the flowers.
Native Americans and early settlers had medicinal uses for yarrow too.
Common Yarrow Flower Herb. However preliminary studies do show promise for this herb in multiple areas. It may be sweetened with sugar honey or treacle adding a little Cayenne Pepper and to each dose a teaspoonful of Composition Essence. In legend Achilles used it on the Centaurs advice hence the name.
It is also commonly known as achillea bloodwort carpenters weed devils nettle nosebleed old mans pepper staunchweed thousand-leaf and wound wort among other names. Yarrow was traditionally used topically as an astringent for wounds and it may have other benefits such as supporting healthy digestion. Its use in food and medicine is ancient dating back to the Trojan War around 1200 BC.
In fact yarrow is often used in herbal remedies. Yarrow has been credited by scientists with at least minor activity on nearly every organ in the body. Our organic yarrow leaf and flower can also be used in tincturing.
Other less-known names include knights milfoil herbe militaris staunchweed bloodwort and soldiers woundwort which refer to the plants use in the military to heal wounds. Dried yarrow leaf and yarrow flower are combined for use in skin care creations and herbal tea blends. The flowers grow in flat clusters at the top of the stem.
Millefolium means mille a thousand folium leaf – a thousand leaves. Can be use the aerial part. The plant grows from 1-3 feet tall 30-90 cm.
Each flower is tiny about 14 across and has four to six white ray flowers. During the colonial times and has since naturalized throughout the U. It is a rhizomatous spreading upright to mat-forming perennial that is considered by many to be an aggressive weed.
Achillea millefolium is known as common yarrow. Yarrow is an ancient herb but only in the eighteenth century regains therapeutics reputation. Yarrow is an herbaceous perennial with featherlike leaves and clusters of tiny fragrant white to pink flowers.
Because Yarrow is a bitter herb it has flavonoids which are plant-based chemicals that increase saliva and stomach acid to help improve digestion. Yarrow can be used as a mild sedative to reduce anxiety and promote sleep. Of dried herb to 1 pint of boiling water drunk warm in wineglassful doses.
Theyre white but not really. Yarrow is a flowering plant native to Europe with small white blossoms. It can be found cultivated in gardens and along fields mountains and roadsides as a common weed.
Common yarrow from Europe and Asia was originally introduced to the US. Yarrow also has antiseptic action against bacteria. Achillea millefolium commonly known as yarrow ˈ j ae r oʊ or common yarrow is a flowering plant in the family AsteraceaeIt is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe and North America.
Best known for its ability to stop blood loss from wounds it purportedly got its Latin name Achilles millefolium because it is said that Achilles used the herb after the Trojan War to help heal his soldiers. The infusion is made with 1 OZ. Ray flowers are commonly called petals but technically they are different They may show a blush of pink or yellow but if the.
As is common with herbal supplements we dont yet have enough research to say for sure. The entire plant reaches heights of one to three feet. Achillea is in reference to Achilles hero of the Trojan Wars in Greek mythology who used the plant medicinally to stop bleeding and to heal the wounds of his soldiers.
It opens the pores freely and purifies the blood and is recommended in the early stages of childrens colds and. Yarrow is a plant that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. Infusions of yarrow have served as cosmetic.
In classical times yarrow was referred to as herba militaris because it stopped bleeding wounds received in war. Leaves are fern-like about 6 15 cm long. The French name herbe a dindes is a Canadianism based on the use of the plant to feed turkeys.
Early Greeks used the herb to stop haemorrhages. The French called it Carpenters herb because woodworkers frequently injured themselves with tools such as axes hammers and saws and this is what they always had to have ready to use when calamity struck. Some people call it Knights milfoil a reference to yarrows ability to stop bleeding and promote healing of wounds.
Yarrow leaves have been used for tea and young leaves and flowers have been used in salads. There are lots of low growing herbs with white flower clusters but yarrow really stands out in a crowd. Designed to treat heavy bleeding from menstrual periods bleeding ulcers and more.
Common yarrow is a perennial that grows in low clumps of fern-like greenery close to the ground with upright flower stalks. Yarrow is native to Europe and Asia and has been naturalized in North America. But does it work for the wide variety of elements its been used to treat.
It has been introduced as a feed for livestock in New Zealand and Australia where it is a common weed of both wet and dry areas such as roadsides meadows fields. If you were looking at paint samples theyd have the name Victorian white or some other fancy title because in reality theyre a muted off white color. Many of Yarrows common names.
No monastery or abbey garden would be without it during the Middle Ages. Common yarrow carpenters weed knights milfoil noble yarrow old mans pepper nosebleed staunchgrass soldiers woundwort sanguinary devils nettle devils plaything bad mans plaything yarroway herb militaris thousand leaf thousand seal field hop millefolium ladiesmantle. Once youve actually spotted yarrow youll agree that the look-alikes arent really all that close.
In addition to its antispasmodic. Since ancient times yarrow has been an indispensable herb. Nosebleed Soldiers Woundwort Stop-Bleeding Herb show how it was used to stop bleeding from wounds.
Yarrow is commonly used for diarrhea gas asthma colds runny nose arthritis wounds skin healing liver disorders and many other conditions but there is no good scientific evidence to. It spreads via rhizomes and is also readily propagated by seed. Yarrow Tea is a good remedy for severe colds being most useful in the commencement of fevers and in cases of obstructed perspiration.
Though yarrow is incredibly common so are its look-alikes. Yarrow typically flowers from June to September in the Twin Cities area.