Herb of the Day: Yarrow

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Key Actions: Astringent | Digestive Tonic | Stimulates sweating  and reduces fever | Stops bleeding | Strengthens blood vessels | Heals wounds

Common Uses: Colds, flu, fever

Common Dosage Form: Tea

Fun Fact: The Ancient Greek hero, Achilles, supposedly used yarrow on his wounded troops during the Trojan War.

Sources:
http://www.softschools.com/facts/plants/yarrow_facts/669/
http://www.swallowtailgardenseeds.com/assets/yarrow-summer-pastels-x2.jpg

 

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