Yarrow: Achillea millefolium – milfoil
Part used: Whole plant
Astringent, tonic, alterative, diuretic, vulnerary
Excellent for bleeding from the lungs. If the tea is taken freely at the beginning for a cold, mixed with elderberry blossom and peppermint, and one remains in bed, it will break up a cold in twenty- four hours., yarrow is also useful in eruptive diseases such as measles, chickenpox and smallpox. It has a very healing and soothing effect on the mucous membranes. Yarrow is especially useful in making a healing salve or ointment for all wound. Is good in typhoid. Excellent in diarrhea in infants and for uterine ailments. Expels gas. Is excellent as a douche for leucorrhoea. It is said to be good for falling hair if the head is bathed in the decoction. It contains a trace of sulphur.