picture: mid-August 2004
Europe and western Asia
tba as we observe this location through the seasons.
whole plant or flowers (sometimes the essential oil)
WARNING: fresh plant may cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals.
antibacterial & anti-inflammatory (sesquiterpene lactones & azulenic compounds), antispasmodic (flavonoids), antipyretic & hypotensive/peripheral vasodilator (alkaloids).
wound healing, fever, colds, digestive remedy, pelvic autonomic dysfunction.
For Colds: Infuse 1g of herb per cup of water, drink 1/2 to 1 cup of tea every 1-2 hours until cold or fever breaks.
The official medicinal yarrow flowers white. We purchased this ornamental cultivar from a nursery, and I am unsure of its specific botanical name.
It is likely that the cultivar would exhibit similar actions as the official herb.
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