Millefolium. Yarrow has many long leaves spread upon the ground, finely cut, and divided into many small parts; its flowers are white, but not all of a whiteness, and stayed in knots upon divers green stalks which rise from among the leaves. It is frequent in pastures.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Yarrow:

The whole plant is used fresh gathered; but the tops of the shoots are the best. These are to be boiled in water gently a short time, and the decoction sweetened with fine sugar. It is good against the bleeding piles, bloody flux, and profuse menstruation. An ointment made of it cures green wounds and other sores. It arrests the falling off of the hair by washing the head with a decoction of it. It cures diseases of the kidneys, and the whites, and relieves those who cannot retain their water. The leaves chewed ease the tooth-ache. Yarrow tea is a good remedy for severe colds. It is also a good substitute for Tobacco. For colds, the best way is to sweeten the tea with sugar, or honey, or treacle, adding a little Cayenne Pepper.
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