Named after the Greek warrior Achilles who supposedly used it to staunch the bleeding of combat injuries. Yarrow is a styptic and an antiseptic regarded highly for its wound healing properties. Apply this tincture topically to stop bleeding and speed up healing of minor cuts and bruises. Take internally (1-2 droppers, 1-3x daily) to aid cough, fever, congestion, indigestion, menstrual pain and urinary tract infections. Yarrow is amphoteric, meaning it moves in the direction it is needed within the body, so it can act as both a sedative and a stimulate, it can ease menstrual cramping or bring forth delayed bleeding.
Actions: antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, astringent, vulnerary, styptic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue
Energetically cooling and drying.
Dosing: 2-4 droppersful up to 3x daily
Packaging: The 1oz size option is packaged in an amber glass bottle with a dropper top, the 4oz size is packaged in an amber glass bottle with a flat cap.
NOTE: Since yarrow can have a stimulating effect on the uterine muscles, it should be avoided during pregnancy, especially during the early stages. In some people yarrow can cause contact dermatitis so it is (always) a good idea to do a patch test.