Yarrow, also known as old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary and nosebleed plant, is a perennial, flowering plant in the Asteraceae family, which includes daisy, aster, sunflower, chrysanthemum and marigold. The herb naturally occurs most of Europe, North America and parts of Asia. Yarrow’s botanical name, Achillea millefolium, and one of its common names, soldier's woundwort, originate from the legend of Achilles, the Greek hero of the Trojan War who reputedly distributed the plant to wounded soldiers at risk from blood loss. Today, the fern-like leaves and colorful flowers are dried for use in floral crafts and to make tinctures, infused oils and salves.
Yarrow Flower & Herb Powder, 1/4 lb
Wood betony, also called bishop's wort, is a grass-like perennial herb that produces a tall stalk of purple flowers.
Historically, wood betony was planted in church cemeteries to deter ghosts and tucked under pillows to prevent nightmares. Today, the dried herb is used to make teas and tinctures. Wood betony is also used to make a strong infusion for use as natural mouthwash and gargle.