Actions: Astringent, promotes sweating, digestive stimulant, anti-inflammatory
It is said that Achilles used yarrow to treat his soldiers’ wounds. Yarrow stops bleeding and promotes healing. It is an anti-inflammatory and relaxes the voluntary nervous system, which helps reduce pain and cramping. Its bitter character helps stomach problems like heartburn and indigestion. It promotes sweating, so it is helpful for breaking fevers and flushing toxins. Yarrow may also be used for stress and anxiety.