Yarrow Herb Lesson #6

Yarrow (achillea millefolium) is a multipurpose herb that I use on almost a daily bases. It is known by many common names: soldier’s woundwort, knight’s milfoil, nose bleed, milfoil, carpenter’s weed, millefolium, staunchweed and bloodwort. It is famous for being used on the battle field to stop the bleeding of wounded soldiers. Some of my favorite uses for yarrow is for fevers, scraps and cramps. A few weeks ago I made a tea with yarrow along with a few other herbs for my girls and myself when we had a fevers.¬†My all time favorite way to use yarrow is in my Healing Garden Salve, we use it for all our scraps and minor wounds. The yarrow congels the blood and helps sooth the skin. Many people make salves with yarrow in them as a balm for their babies bottoms to sooth diaper rash. On occation I make homemade shampoo with yarrow. I also have two different tinctures that I formulated to relieve cramps and lesson the bleeding during ones menstral cycle. I hope to be sharing those both with you sometime in the near future.¬†Shoshanna of the Bulk Herb Store has a wonderful video, Making Herbs Simple where she teaches about where to find yarrow and how to use it. Her video is very informative and fun. Be sure to do some reading on your own to learn more about this wonderful herb that God has given us!
About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. love the advice..love love love.thank you. only thing im having a problem with is actually accessing all the herb lessons! when i click on any of the herbs, it brings me to yarrow. thanks again, maureen

  2. Cool flower.

    Just like to share with you a famous quote…

    “The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants. ” — Shakespeare

    You can get more famous quotes at http://quotelandia.com

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