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Achillea millefolium

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lynne.warren
lynne.warren 9 years ago

Christiane,
Thank you for the start up list! I already have a few of these in my garden so I won't have to start from scratch! My email is lynne.warren@gmail.com
Maybe one of these days we can compare notes on herbal folklore!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

HERE THE LIST OF JUST A FEW HERBS, THAT ARE EASY TO USE AND USEFUL FOR THE HEALTH AND FOR MAKING NICE TEAS..

ALOE VERA
ARNICA
BASIL.. LIKE LEMON, GINGER AND CINNAMON BASIL
CALENDULA
ECHINACEA
GERMAN CHAMOMILE
GINGER
HOPS
HORSERADISH
HYSSOP
LAVENDER
LEMON BALM
LICORICE
MARJORAM
MINTS.. LIKE APPLE, SPEAR, GINGER, CHOCOLATE MINT
ROSEMARY
SAGE
WORMWOOD ( WHEN YOU HAVE DOGS AND CATS)

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Well .. I have around 60 herbs in my garden for healing.. and around 30 for cooking! I will make you a list!!

lynne.warren
lynne.warren 9 years ago

Oops! What other plants would you recommend for a healing garden?

lynne.warren
lynne.warren 9 years ago

Thanks! I actually took an intro to herbal remedies class yesterday and this was one of the specimens we used to make tinctures!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

I never took a herbal remedies class.. but my Granny was a herbal women and I learned it all from her! The plant is in my herbal medicine garden!

lynne.warren
lynne.warren 9 years ago

Thanks! I actually took an intro to herbal remedies class yesterday and this was one of the specimens we used to make tinctures!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

And here some ... Folklore
It was one of the herbs dedicated to the Evil One, in earlier days, being sometimes known as Devil's Nettle, Devil's Plaything, Bad Man's Plaything, and was used for divination in spells.

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Here some more names for this herb...Old Man's Pepper, Soldier's Woundwort, Knight's Milfoil, Thousand Weed, Nose Bleed, Carpenter's Weed, Bloodwort, Staunchweed..
Properties
Yarrow is a very valuable medicinal herb, with much scientific evidence of use in alternative medicine as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, stimulant, and tonics, vasodilator and vulnerary. Yarrow is used against colds, cramps, fevers, kidney disorders, toothaches, skin irritations, and hemorrhages, and to regulate menses, stimulate the flow of bile, and purify the blood. Medicinal tea is a good remedy for severe colds and flu, for stomach ulcers, amenorrhea, abdominal cramps, abscesses, trauma and bleeding, and to reduce inflammation. The main constituents are volatile oils including linalool, camphor, sabinene, and chamazulene, sesquiterpene lctones, flavanoids, alkaloids including achilleine, polyacetylenes, triterpenes, salicylic acid, coumarins, and tannins which prove these uses in alternative medicine to be effective. Extracts of yarrow exhibit antibiotic activity and may also act as anti-neoplastic drugs. Externally for treating wounds and stopping the flow of blood. Yarrow oil has been traditionally used in hair shampoos. Some caution is advised , large or frequent doses taken over a long period may cause the skin to be more sensitive to sunlight.

lynne.warren
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lynne.warren

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Spotted on Jun 18, 2011
Submitted on Jun 19, 2011

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