Yarrow provides one of the earliest indications of human’s use of medicinal plants. The myth that Achilles was given the extract to heal the wounds of his soldier, hence the latin name Achillea Milefolium.
Why is it so helpful? Well, firstly it restricts the bleeding from wounds. This aspect makes it particularly helping in treating wounds, which is why we include it in our Skin Rehab Scar Minimising Cream.
But that’s not all! Another excellent characteristic of this extract is that it has antimicrobial qualities; this means that for healing wounds, it helps protect them from infection and help stop microorganisms from reproducing. Finally, it has pain-relieving qualities too, so all in all, it’s a pretty marvellous extract that our ancestors discovered for us.