Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

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The Yarrow is a biennial or perennial plant, widespread in Europe and Asia; its name derives from the fact that in the Iliad it is said that Achilles used this plant to heal the wounds of his soldiers. Apparently, even the ancients knew the precious properties of this plant.
It produces small, finely divided leaves, bright green; in spring and summer from the center of the plant stand thin stems that carry large umbrella-shaped inflorescences, consisting of small white flowers.

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium: In herbal medicine

In the Achillea herbalist's shop, mainly flowers and leaves are used, collected in late spring and dried, and used for herbal teas or wraps.
The yarrow has a strong healing action, and is therefore used for cleaning wounds and scratches; it is also used for problems related to circulation, such as hemorrhoids; it also has a beneficial effect on menstrual pain.