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Yarrow

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Yarrow

£4.50£18.50

Common Name: Yarrow, Milfoil, old man’s pepper, nosebleed

Family: Asteraceae or Compositae

Chemical: azulene; borneol, terpineol, camphor, cineole, isoartemesia ketone, and a trace of thujone, lactones, flavonoids, tannins, coumarins, saponins, sterols, a bitter glyco-alkaloid (achilleine), cyanidin, amino

Parts used: Aerial parts. Tea can be made from fresh or dried cut leaves and flowers.

Known Hazards: Avoid in pregnancy, can cause allergic skin reaction in those with allergies related to the Asteraceae family. Use in moderation the thujone content can be toxic if used over long periods.

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Common Name: Yarrow, Milfoil, old man’s pepper, nosebleed

Family: Asteraceae or Compositae

Chemical: Azulene; borneol, terpineol, camphor, cineole, isoartemesia ketone, and a trace of thujone, lactones, flavonoids, tannins, coumarins, saponins, sterols, a bitter glyco-alkaloid (achilleine), cyanidin, amino

Parts used: Aerial parts. Tea can be made from fresh or dried cut leaves and flowers.

Known Hazards: Avoid in pregnancy, can cause allergic skin reaction in those with allergies related to the Asteraceae family. Use in moderation the thujone content can be toxic if used over long periods.

Dosage & Forms: Tea infusions from powdered flowers as and when required.

Folk-lore: This common weed has a long established history in folk-lore, going back as far as Chiron, the centaur who taught its virtues to Achilles’ so that he had the ability to make an ointment to heal his Myrmidons wounded in the siege of Troy. As a herb tea for hair loss to fever cure, as a love potion or stemming nosebleeds encouraging clotting (Blanchan, 1917)

Actions: Antidiarrhoeal; Anti-inflammatory; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic; Appetizer; Aromatic; Astringent; Carminative; Cholagogue: Diaphoretic: Digestive; Emmenagogue: Odontalgic; Stimulant; Tonic; Vasodilator; Vulnerary.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine yarrow is used fresh as a poultice to heal wounds. A decoction of the whole plant is prescribed for stomach ulcers, amenorrhoea, and abscesses

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100g, 250g, 500g, 50g

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