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In the Middle Ages, yarrow was part of a herbal mixture known as gruit used in the flavoring of beer prior to the use of hops. It contains isovaleric acid , salicylic acid , asparagin , sterols , and flavonoids.
This medicinal use is also reflected in some of the common names mentioned below, such as staunchweed and soldier's woundwort. Traditional names for A. The English name yarrow comes from the Saxon Old English word gearwe , which is related to both the Dutch word gerw and the Old High German word garawa. Yarrow and tortoiseshell are considered to be lucky in Chinese tradition. In classical Greece , Homer tells of the centaur Chiron , who conveyed herbal secrets to his human pupils, and taught Achilles to use yarrow on the battle grounds of Troy.
In the Hebrides a leaf held against the eyes was believed to give second sight. The stalks are dried and used as a randomising agent in I Ching divination. Yarrow and its North American varieties were traditionally used by many Native American nations across the continent.
The Miwok in California use the plant as an analgesic and head cold remedy. Common yarrow is used by Plains Indigenous peoples, such as the Pawnee , who use the stalk for pain relief.
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The Cherokee drink a tea of common yarrow to reduce fever and aid in restful sleep. The occidentalis variety is used medicinally by the Zuni people. The blossoms and root are chewed and the juice applied before fire-walking or fire-eating. A poultice of the pulverized plant is mixed with water and applied to burns. The Ojibwe people historically sprinkled a decoction of yarrow leaves on hot stones and inhaled it to treat headaches,  as well as applied decoctions of the root onto skin for its stimulant effect.
In rare cases, yarrow can cause severe allergic skin rashes; prolonged use can increase the skin's photosensitivity.
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According to the ASPCA , yarrow is toxic to dogs, cats, and horses, causing vomiting, diarrhea, depression, anorexia, and hypersalivation. In a standard rodent model for reproductive toxicity, aqueous extracts of yarrow produced a significant increase in the percentage of abnormal sperm. The chromophore of azulene was discovered in yarrow and wormwood and named in by Septimus Piesse. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Yarrow disambiguation. Conservation status. See also: List of Lepidoptera that feed on Achillea. See also: List of companion plants. See also: List of plants in The English Physitian.
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