Witchy Wednesday - Yarrow

Witchy Wednesday - Yarrow

Yarrow is a perrenial daisy like flower in many varieties of colour with long feathery leaves, and can grow just about anywhere and are often confused with wild carrot. It is said that the Trojan War hero Achilles was taught by Charon the centaur to use Yarrow to treat the wounds of his soldiers, and it is said to grow around the grave of Confucius, in China it is said that it will brighten the eyes and promote intelligence. In medieval times it was used to not only conjure but exorcize the devil. Its pollen was found in the grave of a Neanderthal 60,000 years plus old.Yarrow is used for divination and love spells and in spells for contacting or seeking out a specific person. Hanging a bunch of yarrow over a cradle was said to protect a baby from witches trying to steal its soul. Yarrow tea should be given at the first sign of a cold or flu. It is also good for measles and similar diseases.One ounce dried leaves to one pint boiling water. Externally, an ointment made with yarrow can be applied. the flowers can be used instead of hops to brew beer


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