- 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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