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Achillea lanulosa Nutt., and other varieties
Yarrow is an excellent medicine plant. The blossoms, leaves, and stem of the plant may be used to treat fevers and colds.
When steeped in water and taken as a tea, it induces perspiration, and eliminates toxins from the body. This is probably the most important use for the yarrow plant.
The stalks may also be pounded to a pulp and used to treat bruises, sprains, and swellings. To make yarrow tea, use one ounce of the dried plant to a pint of water, and allow to steep for fifteen minutes.
Drink a cup of the tea every two to three hours when treating a feverish condition.
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