Saturday, February 2, 2013

First aid herbs

Yarrow  Achillea millefolium  ( Ijzerkruid )

Used in animal bites, cold and flu.

Herbalist 7Song has been running his field station for over 20 years, and it's the first time he's invited anyone with a video camera.

Native American uses
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium and its North American varieties, was used in traditional Native American herbal medicine by tribes across the continent.  The Navajo considered it to be a "life medicine", chewed it for toothaches, and poured an infusion into ears for earaches. The Miwok in California used the plant as an analgesic and head cold remedy. 
Several tribes of the Plains Indians used common yarrow. The Pawnee used the stalk for pain relief. The Chippewa used the leaves for headaches by inhaling it in a steam. They also chewed the roots and applied the saliva to their appendages as a stimulant. The Cherokee drank a tea of common yarrow to reduce fever and aid in restful sleep. 

Another interesting article on Herbmentor News.

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  1. what isn't yarrow good for is the question! lol!! hugs to you my dearest sis!!! xxxx