Achillea’s Gift Heals Soldiers’ Wounds

(Photo by Eurokinissi/Yorgos Kontarinis)

Yarrow plants have a long herbal tradition in all northern hemisphere, as you can find them almost everywhere in open spaces. The genus Achillea, including all yarrow plants are herbs used in traditional British, Native American and Chinese medicine. But the Latin name Achillea derived from Greek mythology and more specifically, from Achilleas the son of a king near the current Greek city of Farsala and one of the lead characters-heroes of the ancient Greek poet Homer.

The myth says that …

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