Common Yarrow - Achillea millefolium
Family: Basket bloom plants (Asteraceae)
Common names: Eyebrow Venus (Supercilium Veneris), God's hand, Cats herb, Margaret's herb, Cat's tail, sheep's ribs, sheep tongue
Short description: The yarrow is a perennial, perennial plant, i. some of the leaves remain above the earth's surface even in winter
Flowers: dense shingle with numerous, 4 - 10 mm large flower baskets, baskets with 4 - 6 ray florets, inside yellowish white tubular flowers
Leaves: alternate, lanceolate in outline, 2 to 3fold cleft
Roots: In spring, the rhizome sprouts a rosette of feathered leaves
Habitat: Meadows, pastures, semi-arid grasslands, fields, on nutrient-rich soils, widespread in mountains
Collection time: from June to November
Use: The yarrow is an old medicinal plant. The herb and the flowers contain many essential oils as well as tannins, bitter substances and other substances. Above all, the herb and the flowers are used. These are dried and usually prepared to tea. Internally, this plant is used for stomach problems, diarrhea and flatulence, as well as for painful menstruations against bleeding. In addition, this plant is used in purulent wounds and rashes. For baths against chapped skin and as a gargle.
However, it should be noted that this plant is not overdosed and taken over a long period of time.