6. Yarrow

No 6
Common Name: Yarrow
Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium
Irish Name: Athair thalún
Family: Asteraceae
Habitat: pastures, roadsides and waste places
Uses: Edible

Yarrow was known for its use in staunching the flow of blood from injuries and Achilles, the Greek warrior, was reputed to have had it applied to wounds made in bloody battle. Yarrow is used for the treatment of many ailments.

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