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Yarrow Flowers (organic)

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Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium

Plant Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

Botanical Description:
Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Europe and Asia but widely naturalized throughout North America and other regions. It typically grows between 30 to 100 centimetres in height, featuring finely divided, fern-like leaves that are aromatic when crushed. Yarrow produces flat-topped clusters of small, tightly-packed flowers that can range in colour from white to shades of pink or yellow. The flowers bloom from late spring to early autumn and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Yarrow thrives in a variety of soil types and is commonly found in meadows, pastures, roadsides, and other open areas.

Introduction:
Yarrow has a rich history of use in herbal medicine and folklore, dating back thousands of years. Revered by ancient cultures for its medicinal properties and spiritual significance, yarrow remains a valued herb in modern herbalism. Its botanical name, Achillea millefolium, is derived from the Greek hero Achilles, who, according to legend, used yarrow to staunch the bleeding wounds of his soldiers during the Trojan War. Yarrow's versatility and wide-ranging potential therapeutic benefits have earned it a place as a beloved herbal remedy in traditions around the world.

Preparations:
Infusion: Prepare a yarrow infusion by steeping dried yarrow flowers in hot water for 6-10 minutes. Strain and drink the infusion as a tea for internal use or use it topically as a compress.
Tincture: Prepare a yarrow tincture by macerating fresh or dried yarrow flowers in alcohol (such as vodka or brandy) for several weeks. Strain the tincture and store it in a dark glass bottle. Take the tincture orally by diluting it in water or juice according to the dosage instructions provided on the product label or by a qualified herbalist.
Topical Application: Yarrow-infused oil can be used topically in salves, creams, or massage oils.

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