Common yarrow is an extremely versatile herb that can be used for everything from relieving fevers to alleviating a variety of women’s ailments.
Legend has it that Achilles used a poultice of yarrow leaves to stop the bleeding of soldiers’ wounds during the Trojan War (hence the Latin name for the plant: Achillea millefolium). And how well he did! We now know that yarrow does indeed stop wounds from bleeding and reduces pain and inflammation.
The tea made from common yarrow has antipyretic and antiperspirant properties, so it can also be a great help for colds.
Relieves menstrual cramps
Yarrow can help relieve the painful cramps associated with menstruation and, according to experts, it can even help to correct irregular menstrual cycles. Of course, the latter is only possible if there are no serious health problems behind the lack of a period.
Good for the urinary tract
The leaves, stems and flowers of the plant help to relieve inflammation of the urinary tract, regulate kidney function and stimulate blood circulation. Indirectly, they also regulate high blood pressure, which is often the cause of kidney problems.
Protects the liver
The common yarrow is an excellent liver cleanser. Experiments have shown that the plant can protect our liver from various chemical damage.