Yarrow as a Traditional Herbal Remedy

  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) grows everywhere, in the grass, in meadows, pastures, and by the roadside.
  • The whole plant, stems, leaves and flowers, collected in the wild state, in August, when in flower.
  • It is diaphoretic, astringent, tonic, stimulant and a mild aromatic.
  • Yarrow tea is a good remedy for severe colds, useful at the beginning of fevers.
  • Linnaeus recommended the bruised herb, fresh, as an excellent vulnerary and styptic.
  • It is also used as a cure of rheumatism, and the fresh leaves chewed are said to cure a toothache.

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  1. Not that I mind, but, these topics are labeled as “videos”. Am I missing something? Also, a where to find guide would be helpful. As to the seaweed one, a depiction in its underwater state would help.

  2. Only looked at the Yarrow one so far. Like the simplicity of the text, but alas the background music distracts. Maybe something a bit less intrusive on the concentration? Thanks for experimenting with these.

  3. Thank you for taking the time to produce these videos. There are masses of resources out there for those who want to find out more about cultivation, habitat and medicinal doses etc. For me, theses videos are a short and sweet reminder to stop for a moment and use these plants, so thank you once again and I would appreciate more as you have time.

  4. Soldiers Woundwart (yarrow) is such an important plant everyone should know it. It kept the early Britons going on the battlefields and grows in nearly all mature grassland in the UK.
    It was the first wild medicinal herb i ever learned when i was a child, (except possibly dock leaves) shown to me by my grandmother while out picking field mushrooms.
    I pick a palmfull of the leaves if I get cut and chew them for a few seconds then apply to the cut as a poultice, the astringent and antiseptic effects are amazing.
    I like the idea of this series and look forward to seeing the range of species grow as you produce more episodes

  5. Perfect timing as I’ve got a really horrible cold at the moment. Straightforward and simple – thanks. (Is the herb just as good if dried?).

  6. Love these videos, please keep producing them. I have Yarrow in my garden and I was going to pull it out as a weed. Instead I will be cultivating and drinking!

  7. Love the videos, please keep them coming. I agree with one of the comments that if people are interested they should invest in a good flora or herbal guide as well!

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