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Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

Achillea millefolium is named that way because the Greek warrior Achilles would bring it with him during battles and use it to heal the wounds of his soldiers while millefolium refers to the many parts in its foliage. Yarrow has long been associated with magic and as a tool of divination in many cultures. Yarrow is often used in modern herbalism to treat wounds, stop bleeding and relieve menstrual pains. It�s also a vasodilator, meaning it helps the vessels retain elasticity and improve the blood flow to the peripheries, thus helping poor circulation to extremities. A great help on the immune system, it also is used for cold, influenza and can bring a fever down by promoting sweating.