Herb of the Day: Yarrow

Herb Of The Day Yarrow

This pretty plant is a favorite among both herbalists and birds!  Many birds use yarrow as a lining in their nest.  Use of this plant in nests helps to repel parasites and mosquitoes from the nest.  Humans have used yarrow for quite some time to stop bleeding and heal wounds.  In fact, the scientific name Achillea Millefolium stems from Greek mythology and Achilles.  Yarrow is one of our most used herbs at TriLight, it has a pleasant flavor and a wide number of herbal applications.

Traditional Uses

  • Inflammation
  • Wounds
  • Circulation
  • Bleeding
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Sleep
  • Fever
  • Ulcers
  • High Blood Pressure

The Plant

This plant is fairly easy to grow in a variety of climates.  It grows in conditions similar to daisies, echinacea, and sunflowers.  Best propagated from a cutting, grow yarrow 18-24 inches apart and provide it with full sun.  Yarrow will grow in a variety of soil moistures and requires fairly little maintenance. In early to mid-summer, yarrow will start blooming tiny yellow, white or pink flowers.  Yarrow is often referred to as the “plant doctor.” The leaves are anti-fungal and help repel parasites, mosquitoes, and fungus.  Gardeners love to add yarrow to their compost pile as it helps speed composting!   When yarrow is planted near unhealthy plants, it releases substances from its roots which help the plant.  

TriLight Health and Yarrow

Yarrow is one of our most used herbs.  We use yarrow in: ViraMune, Yummy Yarrow, Hear No Evil, Blue Green Minerals, Original Herbal Minerals, Hem Halt, and Mastitix

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Jennifer uses ViraMune:

This is a great product! We’ve used this to deal with coughs and colds this season and have found it to be a wonderful aid.”TriLight's ViraMune herbal immune system booster




Vanessa is imTriLight's Yummy Yarrow herbal fever & upset stomach supportpressed with Yummy Yarrow: “I will now be keeping this one on hand at all times. It brought down my 3 year old’s fever very quickly. Her illness lasted only a day and a half. I am very impressed.”


Tami says this about Hear No Evil:

“This is the absolute BEST for ear infections!!”TriLight's Hear No Evil herbal earache support




Michele uses Blue Green Minerals

“My sister turned me onto BlueGreen Minerals.  My kids have hardly been sick since I started giving it to them and the taste is great too.  They take it straight or sometimes as a “tea”” 

TriLight's Blue Green Minerals herbal multivitamin



E.B.’s children happily take OriginTriLight's Original Herbal Minerals Multivitaminal Herbal Minerals;

“Great product so far.  My kids don’t mind taking it, which is always a blessing.  Nothing worse than forcing kids to take their supplements.”



Amy takes HemTriLight's HemHalt herbal postpartum hemorrhage control Halt to all the births she attends:

“I never go to a birth without this (including my own)! Hem Halt works as well as most allopathic medicines used for hemorrhage. Should be in every birth bag.”



TriLight Health's Mastitix herbal mastitis support

Mastitix helps Kimberly:

“Mastitis is nothing to play around with.It hurts.I used this when I nursed all three of my children.It works.I don’t know what I would have done without it.”


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Yarrow is a member of the Asteraceae family, individuals with allergies to plants in this family (aka ragweed) should be cautious.  Allergic reaction is extremely rare.
Note: TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using products with any other medications. Our statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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One Response to Herb of the Day: Yarrow

  1. Abbie says:

    Very educational post! I didn’t realize how many things yarrow can help with. I love that you can plant it in a garden and it can help with plants that are not doing very good. I will have to try this when we plant our garden this spring!

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