Yarrow

Yarrow

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Gender: Feminine

Planet: Venus

Element: Water

Chakra Colour: Green

Medicinal Uses: Yarrow is most noted for its ability to heal cuts and wounds. Applied externally as a poultice, wash or salve, this plant proves to be a powerful healer. A strong tea may be taken for internal bleeding. Its anti-inflammatory action will reduce swelling and heal inflamed cuts or wounds. Internally, it acts as a soothing relaxant on the voluntary nervous system. It counteracts cramps and spasm of the stomach, abdomen and uterine system. At the same time, its bitter principles support the digestive system by acting on the gallbladder and liver. It also supports the urinary system and is an effective anti-inflammatory and diuretic in cases of urinary infections, such as cystitis.

Magical Uses: Yarrow has long been celebrated as a flower symbolizing love. If served at the wedding feast, Yarrow was said to ensure that the bride and groom would stay in love for seven years. It has a variety of magical uses, including repelling witches and evil in the home.

Other Names: Arrowroot, Carpenter’s Weed, Death Flower, Devil’s Nettle Eerie, Field Hops, Hundred Leaved Grass, Knight’s Milfoil, Snake Grass, Soldier’s Woundwort.

 Contraindications: Do not use if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Taking diuretics, sedative, antidepressants, anticoagulant, any medications that decrease stomach acid.

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