Spp. Achillea millefolium
Warming and cooling, bitter, spicy. Diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, antispasmodic, anti-fungal, astringent.
Supposedly, in ancient times, yarrow was the primary treatment for warriors out in the battlefield because of its ability to heal wounds, slow bleeding, and its antimicrobial properties. It is said to have blood regulating properties as well and was used in relieving the symptoms of menstrual irregularities, such as too little or excessive menses. Traditionally, it was used to break a fever and treat colds and flus. It has been used topically to treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
Kosher and USDA organic