Yarrow, also known as old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary and nosebleed plant, is a perennial, flowering plant in the Asteraceae family, which includes daisy, aster, sunflower, chrysanthemum and marigold. The herb naturally occurs most of Europe, North America and parts of Asia. Yarrow’s botanical name, Achillea millefolium, and one of its common names, soldier's woundwort, originate from the legend of Achilles, the Greek hero of the Trojan War who reputedly distributed the plant to wounded soldiers at risk from blood loss. Today, the fern-like leaves and colorful flowers are dried for use in floral crafts and to make tinctures, infused oils and salves.
Yarrow Flower c/s, 1/4 lb
Yarrow, also called Yarroway, Knight's Milfoil, Old Man's Pepper and various other common names, 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.