YARROW (ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM) Yarrow is an plant excellent for shrinking hemorrhoids, hemorrhages, and bleeding of the lungs. It can be taken in the tincture form with great results. Its scientific name, Achillea Millefolium, was coined from the Greek hero who loved using it, as well as for its many leaves (“Millefolium” means “a thousand leaves,” which refers to its very small feather-like leaves). Yarrows bitter components and fatty acids promote proper bile secretion from the gallbladder which helps improve digestion and prohibit gallstones from forming. Drink 2 ounces of the tea after each bowel movement to condition the colon, especially if there is swelling or bleeding. It is excellent for diarrhea when taken internally for infants. It will expel gas from the stomach. It’s also an excellent fever remedy in conditions such as measles, colds, flu and skin eruptions. This herb can also help with menstrual cycles controlling heavy flow and relaxes uterine walls which alleviates pain from cramping.