Yarrow // The Thousand-Leafed Warrior
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.
This is a single herb tincture prepared with alcohol. Packaged in 1 oz amber glass bottle with dropper top.
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.