Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium

Other Names: Bloodwort, Gordaldo, Milfoil, Nosebleed, Old Man’s Pepper, Sanguinary, Soldier’s Woundwort, Stanchgrass, Thousand-Leaf

Parts Used: Flowering Tops, Leaves

Preparation & Dosage:

Herbal Actions: Anti-hemorrhagic, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Bitter, Carminative, Choleretic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Hemostatic, Hepatic, Hypotensive, Peripheral Vasodilator, Styptic, Tonic (Urinary & Vascular), Vulnerary

Uses: Blood Stagnancy, Chronic Diarrhea, Colds, Digestive Disorders, Dysentery, Eczema, Edema, Epistaxis (Nosebleed), Female Reproductive Disorders, Hemorrhoids, Influenza, Intestinal Hemorrhage, Leukorrhea, Respiratory Infections, Stop Bleeding in Skin Wounds, Urinary Tract Problems, Uterine Hemorrhage, Varicose Veins, Wounds

Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or breast-feeding.   Long term use can lead to photosensitivity and rashes.  Use with caution if you’re drinking alcohol, taking CNS depressants, Antabuse, blood thinners,  or drugs that lower blood pressure.