Bad Mans' Plaything
stemming blood flow, Achilles cured warriors with leaves, the
name is a corruption of Anglo Saxon, gearwe, plant , and of
it Knights' Milfoil, or Soldiers' Woundwort. 1
Called the military
herb by the Ancients.
A discovery of Achilles.
Used in spell
making for divination .
A recommendation of Linnaeus for rheumatism and
achilleine (use dried
flowers and leaves)
diuretic and urinary
hypotension and coronary
fresh leaves for toothache
fresh herbs in salad and herb bread, use in
soups and stews*
hops sub in brewing
cosmetic cleaner: greasy
tobacco sub mixed with clover blossoms and sage
leaves (or shreds of tobacco) gives a tobacco-like taste.**
Ching sticks for fortune telling
also woven wreathes cane*
combine with Elderflowers and Peppermint for influenza.
Two tbsp in 2-3 cups hot water steeped five minutes. Drink one cup with
Prep; Fluid extract, 1/2 to 1 drachm.
Boil Yarrow Leaves into your Oatmeal?
1Ever think of the pleasant yarrow scent of Peparation H? Highlanders can freely wear
their kilts and hang out in the breeze; their traditional "Soldiers Woundwort" ointment is good for piles (hemmorhoids).
Too much causes headache and vertigo
LINK TO: Herbs at Passover and Recipes
- soup: fill a tea egg with dried yarrow and boil in soup stock
- ** an experimental blend by the author
- * water spray a wreath of yarrow 'canes", watch a fresh green wreath grow
See A Modern Herbal for a
poem spell consisting of repeating a verse while holding a yarrow leaf up the
See the same book for a spell from an herb sachet for
a vision of future marriage.
The Encyclopaedia of Herbs and Herbalism, edited by Malcolm Stuart, Orbis
Publishing London 1970
A Modern Herbal, Mrs Grieve F.R.H.S., Tiger Books International,
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