Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is also known as Soldier’s Woundwort , Bloodwort and Staunchweed because of its natural capacity for stopping the flow of blood. It is said that Yarrow was used to pack the wound on Achilles’ heel during the Trojan War. Yarrow’s stems, leaves and flowers are high in the volatile oils that not only help reduce bleeding for external wounds, but also contribute to its ability to fight bacteria and fungal growth. Its anti-inflammatory properties also make it a useful herbal ally for inflamed, swollen tissues and for wound repair.
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