Achillea millefolium – Yarrow

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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a native plant with medicinal uses.
Yarrow can be identified by its unique feathery leaves and pine-like scent.
Yarrow is edible, but quite bitter so is more often used for its medicinal properties. Yarrow has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It has also been used traditionally as a poultice to stop bleeding.
Yarrow can be consumed as a tea or tincture. It is best to mix yarrow with other herbs when making tea as yarrow has a bitter flavor.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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