Herbal plant with astringent and digestive effects, used in case of diarrhoea and stomachache, best taken as tea or tincture.
Common Names: yarrow, milfoil, carpenter’s weed, millefoil, soldier’s woundwort, nose-bleed
Scientific Name (Binomial Bame): Achillea millefolium L.
French Name: millefeuille
German Name: Schafgarbenkraut /Schafgarbe
Italian Name: achillea
Portuguese Name: mil-folhas
– Essential oils
– Pro azulenes
– Salicylic acid
Aerial parts (flowers, leaves, stems)
Adstringent, digestive, spasmolytic, bitter, anti-inflammatory
Wound care (wound healer)
Stomach pain (with spasms), spasms or cramps during menstrual disorders, anorexia, dyspepsia (digestive disorders or indigestion), flatulence, gastroesophageal reflux (stomach acid), gout, diarrhoea, fever
Small cuts, wounds, greasy hair (in shampoos), hemorrhoids, burns, acne, bruises
Allergy (to yarrow), pregnancy (orally taken), breast-feeding (orally taken)
Bloodthinning medications (anticoagulant), lithium
– Yarrow tea (and lotion)
– Essential oil
– Yarrow tincture
– Yarrow decoction
– Shampoos (in case of greasy hair)
– Poultice of yarrow
Yarrow grows wild in Northern America, Europe and Asia. Grows good in sunny position. Yarrow is native to Europe.
Yarrow can be collected from June to September.
- The Latin name of yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a reference to the Greek warrior Achilles, the hero of Greek mythology. Achilles used yarrow to staunch the wounds of its army during the Trojan War.
- One cas use yarrow as fresh or dried herb.
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