Yarrow, Achilles’ flower on the battlefield


In ancient times, when the famous Trojan wars were fought, the great hero Achilles exploited the fascinating remedial features of the plant yarrow to treat his wounded soldiers. In fact, this is why it bears the Latin name Achillea millefolium. Yarrow’s many uses throughout the years have created many nicknames for it including nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, and thousand-leaf. Yarrow is the “cure-all” herb used as an ailment for circulatory, anti-inflammatory, digestive and menstrual problems. Healthy blood circulation is the key to keeping your body healthy. Good blood flow means that even the tiniest cells will get the oxygen they need to stay healthy.
Yarrow is a great servant in this process since it facilitates capillary dilation which in turn ensures that oxygen reaches all cells in the body. This helps maintain healthy blood pressure but what is more, it may help in cases related to coronary conditions. Another thing for which yarrow is recommended is its fever-reducing capacities. By helping blood circulation it relaxes the skin and opens the pores allowing for sweating to start and toxins to be released. Yarrow has been traditionally used as the healing herb for stomach flu and gastrointestinal disorders.* Dry yarrow flower with blurred background
It contains “azulene” which has antispasmodic properties that can help in relaxing the stomach muscles which could be useful for digestive cramps.* It can also be beneficial as a remedy for indigestion and heartburn.* Because of its effect on muscle toning, this first-aid herb may increase muscular activity in the uterus.* Due to its possible ability to reduce bleeding, yarrow is considered as a menstrual help.* Its flowers have been a secret weapon of women with abnormal periods or absent periods for centuries back.* Whether you give it a try for nosebleeds or wounds, to keep good blood flow, or avoid inflammation, yarrow can be considered as an incredible medicinal plant and a magic bullet to fight a number of threats to your body.*
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