Today we have to talk about this feral species known as yarrow. It is an ideal species to cover gaps between rocks or to form a rustic Mediterranean garden.
In addition, apart from its ornamental value, medicinal properties are also attributed to it.
We do not wait any longer and we will continue to know the Achillea millefolium.
HOW TO GROW YARROW IN OUR ORGANIC GARDEN
The Yarrow is an herb about 60-80 cm belonging to the family of the Compositae, ie, Asteraceae, which are known species such as lettuce , the sunflower , chicory, chrysanthemum , etc.
Its origins are unknown although it is attributed to the area of Asia and the border of Europe. Today we can see it both on the Asian continent and in the Mediterranean area.
And of course, any plant of this nature has been used since ancient times. So ancient that even the Neanderthals used it as a drug to heal wounds, and Greek soldiers carried remains of this plant in their backpack as a remedy for cuts.
In fact, as an anecdote to tell you that it became famous as the ” soldier’s herb”.
We start from the basis that it is a wild species that grows without the intervention of man.
We can find it on roads and among rocks naturally. It is quite tolerant to any type of climate, although to grow optimally it needs temperate climates.
Frosts are not a problem for yarrow as it can withstand temperatures as low as 15 ° C below zero .
In terms of sun exposure, it comes in handy and prefers it over shady conditions.
THE BEST SOIL FOR YARROW
It is not a demanding plant nor does it need a special soil structure (if it grows between rocks …), but its drainage capacity does influence, since it does not benefit from flooded soils.
The pH is indifferent since it grows in alkaline soils and acid soils.
If we had to choose a specific soil for the best development of the Achillea we would say that it would be a sandy soil, well drained and soft .
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IRRIGATION AND FERTILIZER NEEDS
We talk first about the subscriber, since it was the last thing we talked about in the previous paragraph.
Regarding this, the subscriber is not necessary since it is a wild and rustic species, but (always a but) you can occasionally add some natural fertilizer that will surely thank you, especially at the end of winter and at the beginning of flowering.
The waterings do not have to be very abundant, since it is a plant used to drought.
We have to be especially careful not to flood the soil, so frequent and scant watering is better than large spaced waterings.
YARROW AS A MEDICINAL PLANT
That Achillea has medicinal properties is a fact confirmed even by the Neardenthales , and today it is still used for some remedies.
We are going to comment on them.
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Healing properties
- Hemostatic properties
- Antiseptic properties
- Antispasmodic properties
- Toning properties
- 🌱 MILENRAMA: Yarrow is valued equally by humans and animals for its qualities. It is widespread in meadows and roadsides and should be best harvested on sunny days in summer, when it is optimally developed.
- 🌿 100% NATURAL: Our yarrow of flowers, leaves and the upper part of the stem, does not contain additives, preservatives or artificial flavors. It is a 100% natural product.
- ✅ QUALITY AND WILD COLLECTION: Yarrow comes from wild collection in clean air mountainous areas in Bulgaria, where it is harvested by hand.
- 👩🌾👨🌾 CARE IN PREPARATION: The herb dries gently by hanging it tied in bouquets in the sun. The bag is made by careful manual work to ensure the durability of the product.
- 🍵 PREPARING INFUSIONS: Pour 1 teaspoon per cup (250 ml) of boiling water and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
That is to say, of all this compendium of properties, the greatest uses that are given to the honeydew are to help wound healing, to reduce inflammation, to reduce bleeding given its vasoconstrictive action, to eliminate bacteria and germs, to relax muscles, etc.