Herbs Guide


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.