Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
There is really nothing like the sweet smell of yarrow wafting in the breeze; comforting & protective, yarrow is enticing to creatures of all kinds. With a particular intelligence for the blood, yarrow can stop or stimulate blood flow depending on the situation. Traditionally used as an emmenagogue, Yarrow is tonifying to the uterus and can be worked with daily for regulating a slow, stuck menses or more acutely after pregnancy or abortion. Added to hot water, yarrow tincture is effective at first signs of flu to support the fever response and dispel illness. Gifted to the great warrior Achilles by Chiron, ‘father of herbalism,’ this herb is energetically suited for the wounded healer archetype or simply for those looking to call in boundaries and protection.
Astringent, Hemostatic, Styptic, Diaphoretic (when taken hot), Diuretic (when taken cold), Antiseptic, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Vulnerary *
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Contraindications may exist. Consult expert medical advice before using during pregnancy. Keep out of the reach of children.
description written by the lovely herbalist RIA