(Achillea millefolium)

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Common plant of the dry waste lands from 0,30 to 0,60 m of which one uses the leaves, seeds and flowered tops.

Yarrow is used in case of diarrhoeas, heumorroids, inflammation of the skin, of mucous membranes.
Also : Varixes, insufficient or delayed menstruations, oliguria, urinary lithiasis, gout, arterial hypertension, menopause. In external use : Acne, cilblain, burns, care of the skin, hair.

Infusion : One spoonful 1/4 liter of boiling water, 3 times a day.

Tincture : fill a bottle with flowers, cover with alcohol 40 %, let macerate 15 days in a sunny place, filter, take 15 drops a day in a small glass of water.

Bath: Boil during 15 minutes one handful of fresh leaves in 500 ml of water, filter and add in the water of a bath.

Fresh leaves applied on the wounds stop bleedings.

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Achillea millefolium, yarrow, common yarrow