yarrow

part of plant used: 
leaves and flowers
botanical name: 
Achillea millefolium
alternative names: 
Milfoil, Nosebleed, Carpenters herb, Ambrosia
yarrow

Yarrow is sweet, dry, astringent, a bit bitter and cooling. It works to restore, stimulate, relax, astringe and decongest. Medicinal actions are: anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, haemostatic (stops bleeding),anti-haemorrhagic, anti-pyretic (cooling), anti-rheumatic, diuretic, urinary antiseptic, hypotensive, calmative, digestive tonic.

Traditionally used by the old herbalists mixed with Rose tincture and one of the many anti-bacterial and anti-viral herbs to stop post partum haemorrhage, to help soldiers on the field of battle and internally for many ailments.

In my creams it works to tighten skin, removing congestion, reducing inflammation, repairing blood vessels, stopping bleeding and restoring healthy tissue.