If you were to mention the words Achillea Millifolium, most would not know what you were referring to. If you were to say “Blue Yarrow”, most would have at least heard of it, and many have seen it, as it grows in most every state in the US and in many different countries.
For many years, Native Americans have recogmized this plant as a digestive aid and as a help for other ailments. It was referred to by some tribes as a “Life Medicine”.
Blue Yarrow, has such a long and fascinating history. Its’ history begins with its botanical name, Achillea millefolium, named after the Greek myth Achilles. It is said that when he was wounded in battle, the Goddess Aphrodite used Blue Yarrow to treat his wounds. He was said to have gone onto the battle field with the yarrow to assist his fellow wounded soldiers. It was later recorded as being used on soldiers during WWI to dress their wounds, stop bleeding, promote healing, as well as help prevent infection. 
Even today Blue Yarrow is renowned for its ability to help support the healing of damaged skin. It promotes healthy immune function and minimizes the length of seasonal illness. Emotionally, it is helpful with harmonizing your mind and body, promoting courage, and increases intuition. 
My top 6 uses for Blue Yarrow are:
- Ease the appearance of Eczema
- Soothe illness, ease discomfort from fever, and support respiratory function
- Minimize joint discomfort
- Promote Courage
- Increase Intuition
- Promote Healing of Cuts and Scrapes
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