Yarrow for Pollinators

 

Attracts Butterflies (amongst other pollinators)

 

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achillea_millefolium

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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) comes in different colors and attracts butterflies. It’s a hardy North American native. The cultivated varieties have become staples in gardens around the world. Achillea are great filler plants and edgers.Bees,bumble, beetle, fly and beneficial, aphid-eating hoverflies will be attracted by yarrow. Larvae of the yarrow pug moth will also feed on this species.

 

 

Health Benefits and therapeutic uses of yarrow:

Diaphoretic, astringent, tonic, stimulant and mild aromatic.

 

-tea as a remedy for severe colds

(Recommended in early stages of children’s colds, measles or other eruptive diseases)

-very useful in the commencement of fevers

-upper respiratory congestion relief

-stops hemorrhaging in the lungs

-great for detoxifying and cleansing the blood

-helps to regulate blood sugar

– lowers blood pressure

-opens pores

-good for kidney disorders

-helps reduce urinary tract infections and irritations

-stops wound bleeding.

-used in many ways to relief headaches

-hemorrhoid threatment

-great digestive aid

-skin care wash to treat acne and eczema

-essential oil used for joint inflammation

-ease menstrual discomfort and disorders

-chewing on the purple part of the plant numbs toothaches and eases stomach aches

 

 

Many believe that the reason the yarrow plant is so beneficial in treating such a wide range of ailments is because it contains the acid, salicylic, which is also found in aspirin.

by Karin Wybauw
 

 

 

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