Common Yarrow

Identification

  • 10 to 80 cm in height
  • Leaves long and slender, similar in appearance to a fern
  • Flowers yellow, white or pink, forming in flat clusters

Location

  • Meadows, disturbed areas, roadsides, waste areas

Harvesting Time

  • June to September

Uses and Related Information

  • Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, but young leaves are best in raw preparations like salad
  • Tea made from boiling the flowers is said to be useful in treating sore throats, colds and fevers
  • Some people use the leaves as a poultice to stop bleeding, as well as a natural band aid due to the plant’s antibacterial properties
  • Hang the plant to dry at room temperature, away from direct sunlight

common yarrow, Credit: Getty Images/Signature Collection/Victor KitaykinCautions

Do not consume this plant if you are pregnant

 

 

 

 

 

 

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