Yarrow Flowers c/s
Botanical Name - Achillea millefolium
Other Names - bearberry, cascara, chittem bark, sacred barkMilfoil, Noble Yarrow, Nosebleed, Thousand Leaf, Millefolium,old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary and nosebleed plant,
Origin - Albania
Flavor Profile - Mild in flavor, but the herb has bitter properties.
Culinary Usages - Yarrow is not generally used in cooking, but the flowers may be prepared as a secondary herb in tea blends. The flowers are also tinctured.
Cosmetic Usages - Infuse in oil for use in soaps, lotions, ointments and other topical formulations.
Yarrow is a member of the daisy family that is native to Europe, Asia and North America. Despite the astringent and bitter taste, the flowers were a popular salad herb and flavoring agent for liquors and beer in the 17th century. Today, yarrow flower is usually used to make infusions, tinctures and extracts.
In the 17th century, this herb was actually a very popular vegetable. Then the leaves were commonly prepared and consumed like spinach. Today, it’s an underutilized culinary and medicinal herb.
Precautions - Not for use by children, pregnant women or if there is a history of Crohn’s disease or other gastrointestinal disorder. If you are taking any other herbs or supplements please consult with a qualified health-care provider before starting any new regimen. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your physician before taking.
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