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Yarrow: Achillea millefolium


~ Diaphoretic, antipyretic (hence for colds/flu)
~ hypotensive, peripheral vasodilator,
~ astringent,
~ haemostatic,
~ diuretic, urinary antiseptic,
~ anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic,
~ aromatic bitter, digestive stimulant,
~ emmenagogue, (restorative and regulator
    for menstrual system)

~ the essential oil is anti-inflammatory,
    anti-allergenic and antispasmodic.

                           (source: purplesage)

~ Fevers, common cold,
~ essential hypertension,
~ digestive complaints, loss of appetite, amenorrhoea, dysentery,     diarrhoea.
~ "specifically indicated in thrombotic conditions with
    hypertension, including cerebral and coronary thromboses."
~ used topically for slow-healing wounds
    and skin inflammations.

                           (source: purplesage)

How to take herbs
Dried yarrow stalks are traditionally used in China to consult the oracle, the Book of Changes or I Ching.

50 stalks are used, and first one is put to one side so that infact one manipulates 49 stalks to get the propabilities to come out right.








purple sage's page is wonderful. a great herbal resource.



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