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Yarrow: She’s wild & free

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-Full of stories & easy to grow-

Yarrow is widely known around the world for its medicinal uses, therefore there are many sacred stories of healing from using these small white flowers & leaves.

A perfect addition to any garden, as it may be in many gardens already, yarrow is globally known for its value in being styptic. Achillea millefolium means ‘thousand leafed’, a perennial, it self sows easily. Known for being able to grow in different temperature climates, yarrow flourishes wild & free. Easily adaptable in many growing situations: full or partial sun, hot or cold, wet or dry. If using for more medicinal purposes, growing while flowers is the first choice. Other color varieties are more for the beauty, rather than for medicinal purposes.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

 -Thomas Edison

-Essential in any medicinal cabinet-

Yarrows highest concentration for its medicinal oil is when it is beautifully flowered. You may also use the leaves as well.

Being amphoteric, yarrow is simulating & sedative. Its antispasmodic properties help to calm uterine tension & cramps. Can also stimulate delayed or absent menstrual cycles. As a styptic, can stop or reduce heavy bleeding. This amazing plant has antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammation. So it’s perfect for healing sprains, bruises, swelling, & wounds. Say what?!

-Easily add yarrow to your daily life-

-Yarrow: Stimulates-

Rich in volatile oils, it helps stimulate blood flow to the surface of the skin. This can help reduce fevers & aid in elimination from the pores. Being a bitter herb, it helps to stimulate the liver & helps digestion.


Women who are pregnant should stay away from this herb, especially in the early stages. Be aware also that it may cause an allergic reaction in some.

I would love to know if you have heard any folklore stories from anyone in your family? Let me know in the comments.

With love,


This post is for personal use. A reference. I am not a doctor, or claim to know everything. This herb represents many thousands of plants with medicinal properties. Do not take essential oils internally unless directed by a heath care professional. Any plant substance, whether used as a food or medication, externally or internally, can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Do not try self-diagnosis or attempt self-treatment for serious or long-term problems without consulting a medical professional or qualified practitioner. Do not undertake any self-treatment while you are undergoing a prescribed course of medical treatment without first seeking professional advice. Always seek medical advice if symptoms persist.

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I want to show others that medicine is all around us. There are many common backyard plants that we can benefit from. Including what we use as a day to day culinary herb within our dishes can have a huge impact on our daily health. Being conscience of different common herbs that you might already have in your pantry & work with them to enhance your families health.


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