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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)



Anti-inflammatory, stimulating, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, anti-flatulence, digestive, menstruation regulating, vascular strengthening, blood purifying

Areas of application:

Stomach weakness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bladder weakness, menstrual disorders, varicose veins, for blood purification, rush of blood in the head, which is caused by pain, abdominal cramps during menstruation, increases the flow of bile, bladder and kidney weakness, high blood pressure, blood clots, thrombosis, chilblains, gout, Rheumatism, impure skin, hemorrhoids, lack of menstruation, discharge, varicose veins, bladder weakness, nosebleeds, psoriasis, eczema, acne, sinusitis, wounds, stops bleeding, nosebleeds, bruises, sprains, swelling. Toothache, chest infections, calms the nervous system, reduces anxiety

Plant parts used:

upper half of the plant

Collection time:

June to July

To find:

Yarrow often grows in meadows, on the edges of fields and paths. Wet soils are avoided, the yarrow cannot tolerate waterlogging in particular, so don't even look for it near spring areas. It is still common and also likes to settle in the poor meadows of a garden.


Proazulene, camphor, thujone, cineole, eucalyptol, tannins, flavonoids, bitter substances, coumarin, minerals, sodium


☕ Tea: 2 teaspoons of herb or flowers are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and left to steep for 10 minutes. 3 cups per day are sufficient. Use the tea as a treatment.

Yarrow is an upright plant that grows from a spreading rhizome. It has finely divided, pinnate leaves that grow along the stem. Yarrow grows 30 to 90 cm high and grows in full sun to partial shade. The two- or three-fold leaves are 5 to 20 cm long and can be hairy. They are arranged spirally on the stem in groups of 2 to 3. Each leaf is divided into many leaflets, which in turn are divided into smaller leaflets. The silvery-green leaves are fern-like and pinnate. The flowers bloom from May to July. Each inflorescence consists of a cluster of 15 to 40 tiny disc florets surrounded by 3 to 8 ray florets. The scent of yarrow is similar to that of chrysanthemums, and the flowers are very long-lasting. Colors range from white to yellow, pink and red.

🛑 If used continuously for more than 2 months, the toxic thujone contained in small quantities can become dangerous!!! The skin's sensitivity to light increases with frequent use. Yarrow should be avoided during pregnancy. Some people are allergic to the plant. Do not use before surgery.

As part of the herb cluster, the plant protects against all kinds of evil spells.

When the flowers shimmer pink, it has captured the full power of summer and the sun.

🛀 Let 1 handful of herb extract in 1 liter of boiling water for about 15 minutes and add to the bath. Helps with psoriasis. The bath is used twice a week. The leached herbs are placed in a gauze cloth so that the body is additionally scrubbed.

Yarrow is a sodium smuggler plant.


Hildegard von Bingen: "...she has special and subtle powers for wounds..., you wash the wound afterwards with wine, and yarrow should be moderately boiled in water, after that Water has been squeezed out, so it can be tied lightly over the cloth that lies on the wound. And so it takes away the rot and the sores from the wound, that is, the ulcer, and it heals the wound.

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