Named for its use by Achilles to staunch battle wounds, has a centuries-old tradition of use as an external styptic. A natural anti-inflammatory, yarrow has been used to regulate the menstrual cycle, reducing heavy bleeding and easing period pain. Yarrow is often used in combination with other herbs as a cold remedy and to reduce fever. Infusion of flowering tops stimulates healthy digestion and improves circulation.
White flat-topped flower clusters bloom June through September. An excellent orchard companion and a beautiful addition to the perennial border, meadow, herb or moon garden. See also ornamental yarrows.
Plant 18–24" apart in full sun and well-drained soil. Species introduced by early European settlers of North America. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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