Milfoil (Yarrow) White Oregon
Yarrow is well known for its wound healing capabilities, particularly in staunching the flow of blood. The herb is considered a vulnerary and hemostatic with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. The astringent action of the leaf, when inserted into a nostril, may stop a nosebleed. An infusion of the leaf, stems, and flowers will speed the healing of rashes, hemorrhoids , and skin ulcers. Dried and powdered yarrow sprinkled on cuts and abrasions may also facilitate healing. Native Americans used yarrow in poultice form to treat skin problems. Infusions of yarrow have been used as a hair rinse in attempts to prevent baldness. Oil contains antibacterial, anti-infammatory and antispasmodis properties. Leaves applied to skin stops bleeding. Home remedy for fever, diarrhea, tootache, in snuff, face wash, shampoo.