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Yarrow is an aromatic perennial plant from the aster or Asteraceae (Compositae) family, a close relative or chamomile and chrysanthemums. Its scientific name, Achillea millefolium, was coined from the Greek hero who loved using it, as well as for its many leaves (“Millefolium” means “a thousand leaves,” which refers to its very small feather-like leaves).
The yarrow plant is also known by many other names, such as carpenter's weed, bloodwort, knight's milfoil, old man's pepper, staunchgrass and nosebleed, to name a few.
Aside from its wispy leaves, another distinguishing characteristic of yarrow is its blossoms. Yarrow flowers are tiny and grow in flat-topped composite clusters at the top of the plant’s stems. They flower from June to October, and are either rose- or lilac-colored or white.
(Achillea millefollium) leaves (fresh) can be used as a poultice on wounds to stop bleeding quickly and effectively. In the case of our Yarrow powder for horses when ingested, they will help stop internal horse bleeding. Horses love the taste of dried yarrow flowers and leaves, which are a general tonic and a boon to the horse immune system.
Yarrow powder can be use as a horse appetite enhancer thanks to its ability to both promote gastrointestinal secretions and ease spasms in the smooth muscle of the GI tract; and it is this antispasmodic effect on smooth muscle that has also been utilized to treat menstrual discomfort – soothing uterine contractions (cramps) during menstruation.
Yarrow can be used to treat horses who have experienced Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) in which bleeding occurs in the lungs or trachea during exertion, sometimes becoming apparent when epistaxis results – blood trickles down the nasal passages. These ‘bleeders’ need the assistance of yarrow to improve the integrity of their blood vessel walls, to subdue the bleeding and to enhance peripheral circulation.
Content: 1lb of Yarrow powder
Ingreditent: Yarrow powder