Associated Deities: Cernunnos, Herne, Pan
Medicinal Use: The chemical makeup of Yarrow is complex, and it contains many active medicinal compounds in addition to the tannins and volatile oil azulene. These compounds are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and help relax blood vessels. It's feathery leaves making an ideal astringent swab to encourage clotting. Yarrow skin washes and leaf poultices can staunch bleeding and help to disinfect cuts and scrapes; taken as a tea it can help slow heavy menstrual bleeding as well. Note: Avoid in pregnancy, can cause allergic skin reactions in sensitive people who suffer from allergies.
Magickal Use: Yarrow can be worn for protection, and when held it can dispel fear and give courage. Yarrow is powerful for love spells.
Spiritual Use: Chiron, the centaur, who taught its virtues to Achilles that he might make an ointment to heal his Myrmidons wounded in the siege of Troy, named the plant for this favorite pupil, giving his own to the beautiful Blue Cornflower (Centaurea Cyanus). Yarrow stalks are still used by the Chinese for casting I Ching predictions.
Magical Use: Inspires courage, psychic abilities and the tea drunk prior to divination will enhance one's powers of perception divination, often used as a component in incantations.
Yarrow 1 Oz. Package
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