MY HERB CLINIC ® YARROW FLOWER POWDER HERBAL ANTI-OXIDANT Achillea Millefolium
Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Part Used: Flower
Country of Origin: China
The legend of Yarrow is that it was the herb that protected the great Greek warrior Achilles and that he used to cover his body in a wash made of the herb, everywhere except for his heels and he used it to staunch the bleeding of his soldiers in battle.
Traditionally Yarrow has been used as a rinse or wash for wounds to clean and aid healing. It contains vitamins A, C, E and K and the minerals Manganese, Copper, Potassium, Iron and Iodine as well as Folic Acid. It has shown anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties as well as being used as an anti-spasmodic.
Historical uses were as a Heal-all, for melancholy, as a blood purifier, for kidney disorders, migraines, nose bleeds, toothaches, baldness, mouth and eye wash, healing agent for wounds of all kinds including ulcers.
Suggested preparation for Tea: boil 1 teaspoon per cup of water for 15 minutes, then after it has cooled slightly, serve.
Suggested preparation for a rinse or wash: Brew the tea as above and allow the mixture to cool before applying to skin.
DID YOU KNOW?
*The British Herbal Compendium notes that preparations of yarrow lowers fevers, induce sweating, stop cramps, encourage menstruation, relieve inflammation, and stimulate the release of stomach acid to digest proteins and fats.
*The Complete German Commission E Monographs recommends sitz baths with yarrow added to the bath water to relieve pelvic cramps in women.
*Some people will notice relief from allergy symptoms by drinking a tea of yarrow and mint.
If you are allergic to aspirin you may be allergic to Yarrow.