Yarrow flowers (Achillea millefolium) bloom from June to September. There are many lovely garden varieties in hues of pink, purple and cream, but the flowers of the traditional herb are white. A strongly astringent herb, it's also called milfoil, soldier's woundwort, nosebleed and thousand leaf.
DirectionsTo prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb. Cover and steep 3-5 minutes, strain and serve immediately.Safety Guideline: Not for use during pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner. Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceæ family should exercise caution with yarrow, as allergic cross-reactivity is common to Asteraceæ plants.
Botanical nameAchillea millefolium L.