Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Yarrow has been used for thousands of years as a healer of wounds, helping to control hemorrhages and infection. The herb is also thought to have a wonderful tonic effect on the gastrointestinal system (easing indigestion, flatulence and dyspepsia) and act as a system purifier that rids the body of toxins through the skin and urinary tract. Yarrow is also used by herbalists to treat large amounts of fat (lipids) in the blood and high blood pressure.
Traditionally, the herb was used as a "stomachic" or agent that strengthens the stomach and digestive functions. Moreover, Yarrow encourages bile flow and is thought to balance the function of the liver and has a positive influence on secretions produced throughout the alimentary canal (the mucous-membrane-lined tube of the digestive system, extending from the mouth to the anus, including the pharynx, esophagus, stomach and intestines).