Running Bear Medicines - Yarrow Flower

Apothecary

This Yarrow Flower was lovingly harvested and prepared by First Nations community members from Running Bear Medicines Camp based in what is known as Minitonas-Bowsman, Manitoba on Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Michif Piyii (Métis), Cree and Anishinabewaki territories.

Yarrow also is known as Achillea millefolium, thousand-leaf, mil foil, green arrow, wound wort, and nosebleed plant.

Achillea millefolium - more commonly known as yarrow - is a miracle plant of sorts due to its strong ability to improve both the skin and internal health naturally. Yarrow is especially useful when it comes to treating different conditions of the skin, although it has many unique internal benefits as well. It contains a number of properties including alkamides as well as sesquiterpene lactones, which help to promote healing of the skin and the body. That’s why yarrow is most often used as an antiseptic.

Yarrow was referred to as "herba militaris" because it stopped bleeding wounds received in the war. Yarrow leaves have been used for tea, and young leaves and flowers have been used in salads. Infusions of yarrow are used for cosmetic cleansers and our teas and medicines.

Our yarrow oil has been used in shampoos for a topical "healing" effect. This yarrow in a tea can reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and pain. It has been used to relieve GI ailments, for cerebral and coronary thromboses, to lower high blood pressure, to improve circulation, and to tone varicose veins. It has antimicrobial actions, is a natural source for food flavouring, and is used in alcoholic beverages and bitters. Yarrow is most often described as a treatment for various skin conditions. However, one of the most beneficial effects of this powerful remedy is its ability to soothe symptoms of the respiratory system. For those who have asthma - a condition that causes swelling in the bronchi - yarrow can be a quick and relatively effective treatment. Yarrow, as demonstrated by various studies, has been shown to dilate the bronchi, thus making it easier to breathe. However, you shouldn't ever replace other treatments with yarrow, and always make sure to contact your doctor to see if this is a suitable remedy for you.

"We are a community of First Nations. Thank you for supporting our community members and our families. All our medicines are harvested with positive energy, prayer and the offering of tobacco. We take what we use, leave the rest in the ground to grow for the next generation. We give what we take. You are gifting for the cost of harvesting and helping our community.. you are not purchasing the medicines themselves as they belong to Mother Earth and not ourselves. We are the caretakers of it all. You are paying for our fuel, our food while harvesting, repairing our vehicles, helping with marriage ceremonies, clothing our children, etc."


**ALWAYS CONSULT A PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING HERBAL PRODUCTS FOR MEDICINAL REASONS. Which can include, smoking, using topically, or ingesting. This is especially important for anyone who is pregnant, nursing, has a preexisting condition(s), or takes medication(s).

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