Achillea millefolium, Asteraceae family .
Common names for this species include gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf, and thousand-seal.
Easily found onby the side of the road and in meadows, this perennial plant with small white flowers has numerous applications. Its leaves are edible when finely shredded earning it its name.
According to legend, the Greek hero Achilles used it to heal a wounded king in a battle. The flowering tops are traditionally used for digestive purposes, to heal wounds and to soothe pains related to menstruation. Also soothes irritated eyes or skin. The flowering plant contains an essential oil, flavonoids, achillin, azulene, luteolol.
Use & Special precautions
Please read the SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR USE.
Add 2 g (1 tsp) per cup, steep for 10 minutes and drink 3 cups a day.
Properties and beneficial combinations
- for digestive purposes: blend with Melissa, 2 g of each plant per cup. Drink 1 cup after meals in case of pain or flatulence.
- for menstrual disorders: for menopausal disorders, alternate with Sage in cures of 15 days (5 g of Sage per cup, 2 cups per day). 15 days of Yarrow, 15 days of Sage. During the pre-menopausal stage, avoid oestrogenic plants such as soybeans, sage, hops ...), but take Yarrow instead in regimens of 10 to 20 days per cycle, at the beginning of the cycle.
Precautions for Use
This plant and any resulting preparations may cause allergies in sensitive persons. Not recommended in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to its powerful hormonal action.
INFUSION OR DECOCTION?
Plant parts: flowering tops.
Identification & Packaging
Organic Agriculture certification FR-BIO-01.
100 g cellophane bag