Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium Silvestre)
Yarrow is rarely seen in the wild in the Mediterranean area, however in mountains and in northern Europe it is often found in nature. Its generic Latin name Achillea from the Greek hero Achilles, and has to do with the healing power of this plant in open wounds. The infusion of the leaves and buds are used in folk medicine topically on open wounds, reconstituting the skin tissue and improving healing. It is also credited with the ability to regulate menstruation, acne and cellulitis and against hemorrhoids, varicose veins and hormonal changes. Also suggested for digestive problems.
Yarrow is a plant that requires little care and is green all winter.