Yarrow, also known by its botanical name Achillea millefolium, is named after the Greek hero of the Trojan War, Achilles. Millefolium means "thousand leaves", which speaks to its feathery leaves. As an anti-infective herb, yarrow has many beneficial uses.
Internally, yarrow tincture can be used for colds and flu. A hot cup of the dried herb encourages sweating, which cools the body without interrupting the immune system's fever response.
Yarrow has many external benefits as well.
Tincture sprayed on the skin repels mosquitoes and other insects, and is stronger and safer than products containing DEET. Requires re-application after an hour.
Antiseptic & Pain Reliever
Yarrow cleans wounds large and small, and relieves the pain of wounds, bug bites and stings. Getting lined up at the barber shop? Instead of rubbing alcohol, yarrow sprayed on the hairline prevents infection and takes away the sting. Toothache? Sore throat? Hangnail? Bite your tongue or cheek? A spray of yarrow tincture will stop the pain and bleeding of them all. Re-apply as often as necessary. Spray yarrow on your toothbrush, and in your rinse water, to reduce cavity causing bacteria.
Yarrow tincture destroys infective bacteria commonly associated with acne, and relieves pain of acne sores. At night, spray on face (or anywhere you have acne) and allow to air dry. Wash skin as usual in the morning. Pair with our Carrot Soap to gently cleanse acne prone skin, calm inflammation and reduce the occurrence of breakouts.
Lavishly spray underarm and allow to dry. Odor causing bacteria are destroyed. Re-apply as needed.
Yarrow's benefits are so vast, almost anyone can find a use for it.
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