You can direct sow seeds into the garden in early spring, or transplant from starts or cuttings after the danger of frost has passed. This plant has extensive roots that draw nutrients from deep within the soil. The plant’s dense root structure is also an excellent soil binder for erosion control. With its long history of medicinal use, I find yarrow to be one of the most incredible and fascinating common garden plants. So that makes it a win for you and maintaining organic control over your garden. Always consult with a medical professional before changing your diet or using plant-based remedies or supplements for health and wellness. Known as a weed by most, yarrow uses and benefits are endless, well nearly. The staff at Gardener’s Path are not medical professionals and this article should not be construed as medical advice intended to assess, diagnose, prescribe, or promise cure. What are your favorite uses for yarrow? In the garden, yarrow’s pungent odor is a very effective pest repellent but also attracts beneficial insects and pollinators. Its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties may help to reduce varicose vein swelling in some cases. The Latin name Achillea comes from the mythical Greek warrior Achilles, who was said to have used this plant to heal soldiers wounded in war. One study, conducted by researchers from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Vienna, demonstrated that its antispasmodic effects may help to soothe symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Take for example yarrow. Yarrow also is known for enhancing aromas in other plants. I mean they have an insatiable desire to thrive no matter where they are. However, most of them have been performed on animals or on cells. It is so helpful in repelling many pests. Yarrow in Your Garden Even if you do not plan to use it medicinally, it still deserves a place in your garden. You can dry foliage and flowers using a dehydrator, spread or hang them to air dry, or place them in the oven on the “warm” setting. Heather is a certified permaculture designer and student herbalist. That’s a score. Yarrow health benefits includes quick wound healing, fighting inflammation, gastrointestinal remedy, fighting infection, reducing scarring, hormonal balance, fighting mastitis and managing blood pressure. I make a tincture from it and use if at the first sign of a cold. All opinions are always 100% mine and I don’t partner with any product or company I don’t use and love. 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