Also known as Herba militaris, Bloodwort, Milfoil, Sanguinary, Stanchgrass, Thousand-leaf
$2.50 per Ounce
History: Yarrow is native to Europe and Asia; however, it has been established in North America and now grows wild. Since 1200 BC, Yarrow has been used in food and medicine. In Homer’s Iliad, he Spartan hero Achilles takes the advice of a centaur and uses Yarrow’s medical properties to heal his soldiers. It is from this story that Yarrow received it genus name “Achillea.”
Uses: fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal discomfort, wounds, to induce sweating, to stop bleeding from hemorrhoids, and as a sitz bath for painful, lower pelvic, cramp-like conditions in women.
Active Ingredients: linalool, sabinene, allo-ocimene, azulene, eugenol, menthol, alpha-pinene, borneol, cineole, limonene, camphor, chamazulene, apigenin, artemetin, casticin, luteolin, rutin, achiceine, achilletin, betaine, betonicine, choline, moschatine, stachydrine, trigonelline, alanine, histidine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, lysine, and tannins,
Actions: anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, astringent, diuretic, antiseptic, anti-catarrhal, emmenagogue, hepatic, tonic
Complementary Herbs: Meadowsweet, Agrimony, Peppermint