‘Greek Common Yarrow’

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Yarrow / Achillée / Αχίλλεια
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Common Name: Yarrow / Achillée / Αχίλλεια

Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium

 

Plant’s cycle: Perennial

Light Requirement: full sun and semi-shade

Soil type: any soil type. Can grow in nutritionally poor soil.

Sowing in nursery:   Spring or early Autumn

Direct Planting: Spring or early Autumn

Germination: 30 to 60 days after sowing

Harvest:  in Summer when in flower

 

Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: by insects

Plant is Self-fertile

Seed preservation: 5 years

 

Edible Parts: Leaves

Medicine: Antidiarrhoeal;  Antiinflammatory;  Antiseptic;  Antispasmodic;  Appetizer;  Aromatic;  Astringent;  Carminative;  Cholagogue;  Diaphoretic;  DigestiveEmmenagogue;  Odontalgic;  Stimulant;  Tonic;  Vasodilator;  Vulnerary.

It is particularly valuable for treating wounds, stopping the flow of blood, treating colds, fevers, kidney diseases, menstrual pain etc.

Other Uses: Compost;  Cosmetic;  Dye;  EssentialRepellent.

Known Hazards: Possible sedative & diuretic effects from ingesting large amounts.

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