Product: Yarrow Powder
Latin Name: Achillea millefolium
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Other Names: Common Yarrow, Bloodwort, Nosebleed, Old Man's Pepper, Devil's Nettle, Sanguinary, Milfoil, Soldier's Woundwort, Thousand-Leaf, Erba da Cartentieri, Erba da Falegname, Gandana, Gemeine Schafgarbe, Green Arrow, Herbe aux Charpentiers, Herbe Militaire, Katzenkrat, Milefolio, Milenrama, Millefeuille, Millegoglie, Sourcil de Vénus, Staunchweed & Tausendaugbram.
Description: Yarrow is an herbaceous perennial herb native to Europe and Western Asia that grows up to 1 metre in height. The leaves are alternate and grow up the entire length of the stem, they are larger at the base, they are mid-green in colour, bi-pinnate sometimes tri-pinnate and fernlike and 2.5-25cm in length. The inflorescence is comprised of clusters of branching 5-petaled creamy white flowers which are 3-10cm in diameter.
Powdered yarrow can be used as an activator for compost heaps, it can also be added to water to use as a liquid plant feed. A decoction of yarrow powder can be added to lotions, skin tonics and creams for use on greasy skin. Yarrow also acts as a moth deterrent, add to scented sachets and pot pourris to keep moths and flying insects at bay.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.