Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has a long history as a source of natural remedies for a slew of health conditions and has been prescribed for practically everything. In particular, it is well-regarded for its astringent and antiseptic properties and for these reasons is often used for wound care.
Yarrow is a common weed in the Northern hemisphere and can grow anywhere. The entire Yarrow plant can be used medicinally and is often chopped up for use as a salve or one teaspoon at a time as an aromatic tea. However, long-term use can result in photosensitivity.
Yarrow Health Benefits
In addition to wound care, yarrow is frequently used to treat colds and flu. It can reduce a fever and promote perspiration when needed. Yarrow is also recommended for nosebleeds and to improve general cardiovascular health, including issues with menstrual bleeding.
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