YARROW

YARROW: “The Herbal Bandage”

Digestive Aid, Tranquilizing Infusion

Also Known As: Bad Man’s Plaything, Bloodwort, Herbemilitaire, Milfoil, Nose Bleed, Soldier’s

WoundWort and Thousand Weed

HISTORY:

Yarrow helps to stop bleeding, relieve pain, inflammation and more. It is said that Achilles stop the bleeding of his fellow soldiers by applying the fernlike leaves of yarrow during the Trojan War.

PREPARATION:

  • Infusion:

Bring water to a boil and add 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb per cup. Steep for 10 minutes and drink no more than 3 cups daily. Add sugar, honey or lemon to combat bitterness.

  • Wounds:

First, cleanse affected area. Press the fresh flower tops and leaves into the cut or scrape. Leave on and lightly bandage area.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Use well-drained and moist soil. Plant seeds or root divisions 12 inches apart in the spring or fall under full sun. Harvest yarrow when plants are in full bloom.

SAFETY:
Using high doses of yarrow may turn urine dark brown in color. Do not be alarmed. Yarrow is approved by the FDA for use in beverages. Use only in medicinal amounts.