(latin: Achillea Millefolium)

Popular names:

Milfoil, Old Man's Pepper, Nosebleed


Yarrow grows from 20 to 50 cm (10 to 20 inches) high, has a fibrous and rough stem and several bunches of flat-topped panicles consisting of numerous small, white flower heads. The parts used are stems, leaves and flowers.

Health benefits:

anti-bacterial anti-inflammatory anti-septic anti-spasmodic diuretic lowering blood pressure

Medicinal uses:

It is used internally as tea in cases of stomach ulcers, amenorrhea, abdominal cramps, abscesses, diarrhea, menstrual pains and cramps, cystitis, urethritis. It is used externally for dysmenorrhea, hemorrhoids, nosebleed, wounds and bruises. It is also used as essential oil.

This page is for informational purposes. It may rely on scientific studies but it isn't scientific as a whole. Do not use any treatment before consulting a phisician; if you do use any herbal plants don't over abuse them (even water in large quantities is bad for the body). Extra precaution during pregnancy and breastfeeding !