Fig. 72. Yarrow.

Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium L.) is a wild plant. Active ingredients are vitamin C and essential oil containing chamazulene. Extract liquid (30-40 drops 3 times a day) or herbal tea (15 : 200, 1 tablespoon 3 times a day) is used as a haemostatic agent in uterine, haemorrhoidal and other bleeding; also used as anti-inflammatory agent with gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, inflammation of the mucous membranes and as stimulating the appetite of bitterness.

Looking at the yarrow really think that he has a thousand leaves. All because each sheet repeatedly divided into countless narrow segments, and the number is simply not enough patience.
Rhizome yarrow creeping, each stem ends on top of a bunch of white flowers. The plant is common everywhere, except in the North-East of the USSR, the Far North and Siberia. It is not found in arid and semi-arid areas. Very fragrant plant - off: and the flowers and grass.
Yarrow is an old folk remedy. In Russia in the XV century his juice was used as a wound-healing and hemostatic means. And now, many use it leaves when you want to stop the blood for cuts. Crushed and applied to the wound, they quickly stop the bleeding, the wound heals faster. Of course, you need to do it all with clean hands.
Use the herb and inflorescences yarrow. The grass is collected in the flowering phase, cutting off sickles, knives or pruning shears leafy tops of shoots up to 15 cm, without rough deprived of leaves reason stems. When collecting inflorescences cut off the flaps with peduncle is not longer than 2 cm and a separate flower baskets.
Dried raw materials yarrow in the shadow of the roof or attic, spreading a thin layer and from time to time turning.
You cannot pull out the stems with roots will perish thickets. And with the right harvesting on the same areas it is possible to harvest, because the plant is a perennial. Bush will need to rest for 1 - 2 years.
Along with yarrow can be collected and others close to him species: yarrow Asian, bristly, the Pannonia. It is impossible to collect only yarrow noble, which is different from all the thick serovojlochnye pubescence leaves.
Yarrow is rich in vitamin C and has a styptic effect internal bleeding, and antibacterial properties.