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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow is a plant that grows in Europe, Asia and North America. The properties of the herb are known since ancient times and there is a great Greek mythology for this. Also, yarrow was used as a remedy against bleeding and headaches. Moreover, in Ireland,during 19th century, it was believed that yarrow brings good luck, because it was the first plant that Jesus cut when he was a child. According to popular belief, anyone who saw the dream to gather yarrow would soon learn good news.

Nowadays, yarrow has a variety of beneficial effects on people’s health’s disorders. Firstly, yarrow is considered as a strong sweating remedy, as a result a hot drink can detoxify the body. Furthermore, yarrow’s decoction is a natural remedy for lowering the blood pressure and improving blood circulation. Using yarrow (internally) is believed to help bleeding of hemorrhoids, the menstruation and generally all internal bleedings.

Yarrow is not usually used in cooking, unless the cook wants. Yarrow is mostly consumed and used for its beneficial properties.

Health Benefits of Yarrow

Learn AboutYarrowBenefits Health Benefits Yarrow's most traditional use is as a topical treatment for healing external wounds. The powdered herb can be sprinkled directly onto wounds or you can add it to salvesand/or ointments. A leaf of yarrow can be applied directly to nosebleeds to halt the bleeding. According to the University of Maryland Medical [...]

Mythology – Yarrow

Learn AboutYarrowMythology Yarrow derived its Latin name (Achillea) from the Greek hero Achilles, the son the Sea-Goddess Thetis and the mortal King Peleus. Thetis, attempting to make her son invulnerable, dipped him into the river Styx. But afraid to let the infant go completely, his ankles remained vulnerable where his mother had held him, the [...]

Side Effects of Yarrow

Learn AboutYarrowSide Effects Yarrow is likely safe when taken by mouth in the amounts commonly found in food. However, yarrow products that contain thujone might not be safe. Yarrow is possibly safe when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts. In some people, yarrow might cause drowsiness and increase urination when taken by mouth. When it [...]

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