Family Name: Asteraceae
Botanical Name(s): Achillea Millefolium
Popular Name(s): Yarrow, Milfoil, Nosebleed, Herb Militaris,
Thousand Leaf, Thousand Seal, Field Hop, Millefolium.
Parts Used: Aerial parts
Habitat: This herb grows in Europe, North America and Asia.
Description: It is a hardy herbaceous pungent perennial and 6-24
inches in height. Finely feathered, bright gray-green leaves and flat
heads of small white, pink or red flowers midsummer to autumn. Grows in
grassy places, including lawns.
Uses: This herb is used for cold, flu and measles as well as to
clear gastric excess mucus and dyspepsia. The flowers are used for loss
of appetite and mild, spastic problems of the gastrointestinal tract and
to protect against strokes and heart attack. It is also used for wounds,
nosebleeds, ulcers, inflamed eyes and hemorrhoids. It is also useful for
slow healing wounds, as well as opens sores and it has an astringent
action on the skin.