Yarrow

Yarrow  Materia Medica           

Achillea millefolium
ASTERACEAE FAMILY

Yarrow is a powerhouse herb. From fevers to infections, digestive complaints to wound care, yarrow is a safe herb that is easy to grow and gorgeous to look at. 

It is abundant (growing all around the northern hemisphere, in towns and the wild); it is highly effective medicine (used for infection, colds, digestive complaints, wound care,  and more); it can be turned into many different types of medicine for both internal and external use (oil, water glycerine, vinegar AND alcohol soluble); and with all of that incredible healing potential, it is also quite safe medicine.

PART USED

Leaves and/ or flowers

ENERGETICS

pungent, spicy, bitter

SYSTEMS

immune, mucosal, skin

HERBAL ACTIONS

anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticatarrhal, emmenagogue, diaphoretic, hepatic stimulant, immune stimulant, emotionally protective, styptic

INDICATIONS

infection, wounds, fevers, excess mucous, urinary tract infection, G.I. tract inflammation, sinusitis

CAUTION

Avoid in pregnancy

PREPARATIONS

tea, oil, soak, poultice, tincture

HERBALISTA REMEDIES

Cold Care Tea Blend, B.R.A.V.E. Glycerite Compound