Extracted from: Dried flowers
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a flowering perennial, common in North America but also native to Europe and Asia. Its leaves are soft and highly segmented with a characteristic appearance that is almost feather-like. Yarrow received its Latin name Achillea from the legendary Greek hero Achilles. According to the common legend, Achilles’s mother dipped him into the river Styx by the ankle in an effort to make him invulnerable. Achilles used yarrow to treat the wounds of his fellow soldiers, but later died from a wound to his heel, as it was the one unprotected part of his body.
*Yarrow flower is an emmenagogue, which means that it stimulates menstrual flow in women who would normally be having a period. These herbs can also help to restore a normal cycle for those with missed or irregular periods (amenorrhea) .
*Yarrow is helpful in relieving fevers, shortening the duration of cold and flu, helping improve relaxation during illness, and relieving cramps associated with hormones or illness. Using the tintcture externally on the skin will often help with hemorrhoids, rashes and broken skin.
Packaging and Shipping
2 fl. oz., and 4 fl. oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.
*Dosage suggestion: 1-3 drops, 1-3x/ day. Shake well. Store in cool dark place.
A tincture is a concentrated liquid form of an herb. Tinctures preserve and concentrate the properties of the herb, which makes the effects of the herb stronger and longer lasting.
According the German Commission E, yarrow is approved to support healthy appetite, as well as mild, spastic discomforts of the gastrointestinal tract. It is traditionally used externally to support healthy skin and as a poultice for minor wounds. Its efficacy in this manner is not supported by clinical data.
WHO Monograph Volume 4
Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West by Michael Moore page 274
Use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed. Yarrow is not recommended while pregnant.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
*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. For educational purposes only.