Yarrow Information

Nose bleed, Milfoil, Yarrow

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Most Common Name:Yarrow
Botanical Name:Achillea Millefolium
Also Known As (other names):Old man's pepper, Thousand weed, Milfoil, Soldier's woundwort, Nose bleed, Bloodwort, Nosebleed wort, Herbe militaire, Sanguinary, Staunch weed, Devil's nettle, Bad man's plaything, Yarroway.

 As the botanical name suggests Yarrow's use dates back to the time of Achilles who, as legend goes, used Yarrow to dress wounds. During the Middle ages Yarrow was widely used to staunch bleeding. Yarrow also features that far back in Traditional Chinese Medicine where it was used against bites (typically dog and snakebites) and inflammation while Ayurvedic practitioners used it against fevers. The British used it for nosebleeds and the early Americans as a tonic.


It is used for, or in treatment of:

AstringentStimulant Tonic


Contraindications, do not use if:

 PregnantAlready taking other sedatives 
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Administered as/Available in:

Fresh herbEssential oilDried herb


What is?

A CompressA DecoctionA Herbal VinegarA Fluid Extract
An InfusionAn OintmentA PoulticeA Powder
A SalveA SyrupA TeaA Tincture


Constituents (i.e. what has been reported to be in this herb):

 AzuleneAchilletinAchilleineSalicylic acid


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