Alternative Information


YARROW TEA (Achillea Millefolium)


An amazing tea that can help with colds and flu, and also help you see in pure colour. Yarrow has an ancient history. The generic name comes from Achilles who, according to legend, saved the lives of his warriors by healing their wounds with yarrow leaves. Crushed and rolled in the hands the plant provides a temporary styptic to check blood flow. Millefolium means 'thousand leaves' which were reputed to help with binding a wound and helping a scab to form. One of this astringent herb's ancient names is 'Soldier's Woundwort', along with 'Carpenter's Weed', 'Staunchweed' and others that show its popularity and prolonged use over many centuries.

The herb tea has also been used in the past for stimulating appetite, helping stomach cramps, flatulence, gastritis, enteritis, gallbladder and liver problems and internal haemorrhage - particularly of the lungs. It's effect is described as 'diaphoretic', causing the dilation of surface capillaries and helping poor circulation. The promotion of sweating can be useful for fevers and colds. Yarrow mixed with Elderflower and Peppermint (sometimes Boneset) is an old remedy for colds. A decoction of yarrow has been used for all sorts of external wounds and sores from chapped skin or sore nipples. In China Yarrow is still considered to have sacred properties, readers of the I Ching will often use Yarrow stalks in their studies.

There is one danger to overuse of yarrow internally: prolonged use of this tea may render the skin sensitive to exposure to light. It is this 'side effect' that shows that Yarrow tea has some mild psychotropic effect. A couple of cups of this tea and you may notice a shift in the colour and intensity of light around you. For artists or photographers this photosensitiser can sometimes provide a useful shift in perception. However, another name attributed to Yarrow is 'Devil's Plaything' - one suspects that this name was given to several herbs used by the witches or 'Wise Women' who were systematically exterminated in the middle-ages in Europe.

Yarrow leaves have also been used in tobacco or snuff mixtures and a decoction rubbed into the head is said to delay balding. To make Yarrow tea add two or three fresh or dried leaves per person to boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 minutes or so. Sweeten this with honey if you like. Some people like it with a slice of lemon to give this tisane a clean edge.

Thanks to C. Esplan, D. Hoffman, J. Lust, R. Phillips

From an ebook called 'Wild Food' underway at simonthescribe. If you wish to republish this article (only with this resource box intact) you will find excellent quality pictures to accompany it at http://www.simonthescribe.co.uk/yarrow.html


MORE RESOURCES:
Squid could provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastics  Science Daily

The remarkable properties of a recently-discovered squid protein could revolutionize materials in a way that would be unattainable with conventional plastic.


Opioid alternative resource seminar held in Richmond Hill  WTOC

The Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project is hosting a seminar to teach alternative ways of treating pain rather than using opioids.


Lawmakers propose alternative clean water funding options  vtdigger.org

Sen. Christopher Bray, D-Addison, chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy, has proposed a per parcel fee for clean water funding.


Smartphone camera presents potential alternative for diabetic foot ulcer detection  Healio

Diabetic foot ulcer can be detected effectively using an infrared camera on a smartphone, even when compared with a high-end infrared camera usually utilized ...


Arizona's at-risk students go to 'alternative' schools. Then the system fails them  AZCentral

The lowest-performing students end up in the schools with the least accountability, according to an analysis by The Arizona Republic.


Arizona's dismal alternative schools should be 'at risk' of losing taxpayer money  AZCentral

For years, Arizona's alternative schools have been allowed by the state to hide in plain sight. There's a reason for that and it's stunning.


NBC Names Shelby Shaftel Senior VP of Alternative Programming and Development  Variety

Shelby Shaftel has been promoted to senior vice president of alternative programming and development at NBC.


The Facts About Integrative, Complementary or Alternative Medicine  Pancreatic Cancer News & Stories

Learn how integrative, complementary or alternative medicine (ICAM) can benefit pancreatic cancer patients and what questions to ask your healthcare team.


Minister promises increased funding for alternative education  Radio New Zealand

Organisations that provide last-chance education for at-risk teenagers are hoping the government will deliver on a promise of increased support for their sector.


School administrator opts for alternative spring break  The Ledger

Jesse Gates is a man with more than one mission in life.Currently serving as assistant principal at Landrum Middle School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Gates' focus is ...


Bloomberg launching alternative data platform  Business Insider

The alternative data industry has exploded over the past couple of years with new firms offering obscure information to hedge funds seeking an edge.


Alternative heat sources could spark a fire hazard in your home  khqa.com

Properly equipping your home with fire prevention devices can help save lives. Fire safety should always be top of mind for folks, as they can happen during any ...


The ITER PROJECT And The Momentum Towards Alternative Energy Sources - Energy and Natural Resources - Turkey  Mondaq News Alerts

ITER doesn't seem to have the popularity it deserves right now. Turkey Energy and Natural Resources Herdem Attorneys at Law 22 Feb 2019.


Singapore Tourism Board's alternative to the Galaxy Fold is obviously better (and cheaper)  Mashable SE Asia

In case you haven't heard, Samsung introduced its new family of products at the recently concluded Unpacked event. We have the S10 siblings, four of them.


Lamont; tolls best long term solution, Sales Tax alternative is higher rate  WTNH.com

Governor Ned Lamont is ramping up the throttle on the need for highway tolls for all cars and trucks. He also says that if the Sales Tax is not extended to dozens ...


Brothers bring alternative Americana to arts center | Entertainment  East Oregonian

A Portland-based duo known for their harmonies, storytelling and infectious melodies will take the stage at Pendleton Center for the Arts.


Plant-based 'milks' should be labeled as 'imitation,' 'alternative,' or 'substitute' products, says NMPF petition  FoodNavigator-USA.com

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has filed a citizen petition with the FDA proposing “a practical solution to the dairy labeling problem [a problem ...


City of Sydney launches alternative housing ideas competition  Architecture AU

The City of Sydney will launch an ideas competition in March that will collect and develop concepts for boosting the diversity of housing types across the city.


Rochester Alternative Learning Center given state honor  myfox47

A Rochester school was named Minnesota School of Year for 2019.


16 alternatives if you don't want to wear a traditional prom dress  INSIDER

From pantsuits to crop tops paired with skirts, there are plenty of alternatives to wearing a traditional gown on prom night.


9 Alternatives KSU Is Offering University Of Malta Students To Promote Alternative Methods Of Transport  Lovin Malta

Following controversies regarding the University Sports Ground being opened to students to allow them to park their cars on the football field, KSU have come ...


Aides, teachers offer Carlisle School Board list of alternative cost-cutting measures  Carlisle Sentinel

In a pushback against outsourcing, instructional aides Thursday presented to the Carlisle Area School Board a list of potential cost-cutting and revenue ...


2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 – a Mid-Size F-150 Alternative  Car and Driver

The Ranger pickup truck should thrive with its new engine and transmission, quiet on-road demeanor, and slightly more manageable size.


Sympatex Introduces Recycled Laminate as Sustainable Alternative to PU Foam for Footwear  Sourcing Journal

In line with the Lineapelle trade show in Milan this week, Sympatex is giving buyers a sneak-peek at a new “fleece-like” laminate compound made from recycled ...


Brexit has left the UK in 'a mess' of 'alternative facts', says Bishop of Salisbury  Church Times

He tells his diocesan Synod: 'We may be leaving the EU, but we will still be European'


Alternative Fact of the Week: We feel your pain, Opportunity rover  Baltimore Sun

It's been a rough week for those of us assigned the mission of tracking alternative facts — or long-form, self-serving fiction, as the more poetical among us might ...


Pathway to Teaching: an alternative certification program  NewsWest9.com

ECISD host an online info session for a new alternative certification program for teaching in Odessa.


Is there an alternative to lobectomy for NSCLC? Researchers say 'yes'  MD Linx

In this retrospective analysis, researchers compared lobectomy and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy outcomes in patients with stage I-II NSCLC.


Twiddle members split names to create alternative band  Mountaintimes

Get set Twiddle fans; Gubbulidis featuring Mihali Savoulidis and Zdenek Gubb are making waves at the Pickle Barrel Nightclub Sunday, Feb. 24.


Hedera Hashgraph names Deutsche Telekom and others to its blockchain alternative governing council  VentureBeat

Hedera Hashgraph has revealed the first five external governing council members for its secure and fast blockchain alternative. They include Deutsche Telekom, ...


Indycar to use Halo alternative in 2019  Wheels24

Indycar has opted against using one of the cockpit-protection layouts developed in Formula 1.


An alternative approach to Dog sterilization  Greater Kashmir

GreaterKashmir: Sterilization is critical for management of overpopulation and related disease control concerns. When effectively delivered and combined with ...


Gas tax hike dead, alternative fuel parity survives  Arizona Capitol Times

I can't get any Republicans to want to push this bill forward. They don't want to take a tough vote on something that's so important to Arizona. That's my.


Liquid nitrogen mulesing alternative trialled in Victoria  The Weekly Times

A NEW development promises to eliminate the need for mulesing sheep while delivering better growth rates and increased wool production.


Citroen's tiny EV concept is an alternative to bikes and scooters  Engadget

Many automakers are designing vehicles for an era beyond car ownership, but Citroen is taking things one step further: it's envisioning a car that you'd use in...


Tuna Is the Next Food to Get the Plant-Based Alternative Treatment  Entrepreneur

Most of us are already familiar with plant-based alternatives to meat, with products including the Beyond Burger and Sausage and the Impossible Burger.


City considers alternative sites for Midtown parking garage after residents complain  Tallahassee.com

City officials are recommending alternate sites for garage, including the Tallahassee Police Department HQ and a upcoming development Midtown Pointe.


Capital Regional District water board against Malahat alternative  Cowichan Valley Citizen

The Capital Regional District Water Supply Commission unanimously voted to oppose an alternative Malahat route that would go through the Greater Victoria ...


Originators Point to Reverse Mortgage Safety vs. New Alternatives  Reverse Mortgage Daily

As more alternative home equity tapping tools like sale leasebacks and shared equity products begin to enter conversations about retirement, more traditional ...


Daily Operation in Easthampton an edgy alternative to 'same-old-thing' dining out (review, photos, video)  MassLive.com

The bill of fare at Daily Operation might at first seem like an exercise in culinary free association, but there are discernible themes at work.


Nationwide BS to scrap cashback scheme in April - which alternative banks offer the perk?  Daily Mail

Nationwide is scrapping a scheme allowing credit and debit cardholders to earn cashback on their spending after the building society admitted it wasn't worth ...


Alternative Legal Services Provider Axiom to Go Public, Applies for IPO  Law.com

The alternative legal services provider has spun off two business arms ahead of the listing.


Perfect MIC Tigers cop Alternative title  Trinidad News

MIC Tigers improved from last year's runners-up league finish, winning the Courts All Sectors Netball League Alternative Division outright Monday with a match ...


Parents find alternative care during teacher strike  WVNS-TV

The teacher strike can affect more than just teachers.


Amcu strike aims to promote alternative, parochial agenda, says Sibanye  IOL

Sibanye-Stillwater said on Thursday that the ongoing strike by members of the Amcu was undertaken to promote an alternative and parochial agenda.


Brevard County man says late wife turned to herbalist for alternative cancer treatment  WFTV Orlando

An herbalist is on trial after a diabetic boy died in California.


MDOT announces 'preferred alternative' for Falls Bridge | Community News  Penobscot Bay Press

The long journey to a decision on Falls Bridge is nearing an end based on a February 14 Maine Department of Transportation announcement. “After a thorough ...


5G will open alternative revenue routes for telcos, says Nokia  BusinessLine

Firm sees many applications as tech ups speed, responsiveness of networks.


Jersey's private placement regime continues to find favour with alternative managers  Private Equity Wire

Jersey's funds industry continued to see a rise in the number of alternative fund managers choosing to market their funds through national private placement ...


10 Alternative Bucket List Destinations for 2019  TravelPulse

Comparethemarket.com's research reveals the top places for adventurous millennials in 2019.


UMD RHA backs alternative funding recommendations for DOTS' budget  The Diamondback

The University of Maryland RHA rejected a resolution Tuesday night to support a proposed DOTS budget that could've cut summer bus routes. “This [budget] ...


Alternative Aycliffe Punk All Dayer  Newton News

Aycliffe Radio have given Gaz 'n' Alby the platform to play their specialised genre of music and with hundreds of listeners from all over the country they are ...


Kiwi firm wants to dissolve dead bodies, as an alternative to burial and cremation  Stuff.co.nz

Dead people's bodies could be dissolved in New Zealand instead of being burned or buried within the next two or three years. A Christchurch company is ...


State Regulation for the Unregulated: Application Requirements for Alternative Providers  Lexology

In a previous post on CooleyED, we explained that alternative providers often require a license from state education agencies to enroll residents of…


My Story: Why I'm So Passionate About Alternative Pain Treatments  National Pain Report

Many of my posts in the National Pain Report, on my blog and Facebook pages that promote alternative pain treatments are often met with anger by chronic pain ...


Demand for alternative milk ‘not hurting’ dairy farmers  The New Daily

There's been a staggering rise in the consumption of alternative milks – or 'mylks' – but experts says they might not be as healthy as people think.


A Philippine alternative to China's takeover of Subic shipyard  Nikkei Asian Review

The possible Chinese purchase of a strategic shipyard in the Philippines has provoked an angry backlash in the country, reflecting simmering anxieties.


BREXIT LIVE: EU's new no-deal deadline REVEALED - and Brussels demands £7BN to approve it  Express.co.uk

Brexit negotiators are reported to have pencilled in April 18 as a new date - 20 days after the current March 29 Brexit deadline - should Parliament fail to agree ...


'Amish taxis': The new alternative for buggies in Lancaster County  York Daily Record

Horses and buggies are the main means of transportation by the Amish. But, they can only go so far...and fast. Luckily, there's an Amish taxi *service* to step in ...


2 Alternative Asset Managers Destined For Greatness: A Spotlight On Apollo Global And Oaktree Capital  Seeking Alpha

Apollo Global Management and Oaktree Capital Group will thrive in a more upbeat environment through the acquisition of more opportunities. The sell-off in ...


Alternative risk premium funds fail to deliver on promises in testing 2018 - Investment  Pensions Expert

Analysis: Pension schemes continue to pour assets into fast-growing alternative risk premium strategies, despite a torrid 2018 for returns and concerns over the ...


Alternative routes for Joburg motorists after M2 closure  eNCA

Motorists are advised to use alternative routes as the city prepares to do work on the M2 motorway between Crown Interchange and Maritzburg Street.


Accutive Eyes GDPR Compliance With Encryption Alternative  pymnts.com

Security and technology consulting company Accutive is rolling out a new solution designed to give enterprises an alternative to data encryption to protect ...


The Smarter Alternative To Chasing Prices Higher As Stocks Rally Endures  Investing.com

Stocks Analysis by Jani Ziedins covering: S&P 500. Read Jani Ziedins's latest article on Investing.com.


G Master Alternative? Tamron Introduces the 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for Sony FE  Fstoppers

This year Tamron is releasing a new ultra-wide angle zoom lens for Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras. Will it have enough to compare with the Sony ...


This super cheap Samsung Galaxy S9 deal is the perfect alternative to a pricey new S10  TechRadar

With the Samsung Galaxy S10 ready to land there is no better time to grab yourself a super cheap Galaxy S9 deal.


Alternative homes: 'We live in a shipping container'  BBC News

The young people finding novel solutions to not being able to afford to buy their own homes.


TRAVEL: The alternative side of London with gangster tour of the capital  Warrington Guardian

STANDING by the kerb, a menacing figure strokes the knuckleduster on his tattooed left hand, his eyebrows furrowing as he glances in my direction.


No alternative to President Buhari – Akpabio insists  Vanguard

The National Coordinator, Presidential Support Committee, Senator Godswill Akpabio has insisted that considering the achievements of the President ...


Virtus Alternative Investment Advisers Inc. Has $10.32 Million Holdings in Targa Resources Corp (TRGP)  Fairfield Current

Virtus Alternative Investment Advisers Inc. lowered its holdings in Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP) by 8.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company ...


Aegon AM expands alternative fixed income team  Citywire Selector

Aegon Asset Management has appointed Govert Wessels as a portfolio manager for ABS, mortgages and consumer loans in its alternative fixed income team.


Virtus Alternative Investment Advisers Inc. Decreases Holdings in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA)  Fairfield Current

Virtus Alternative Investment Advisers Inc. trimmed its holdings in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) by 5.8% during the fourth quarter, according to ...


Ambulance providers will be paid for trips to alternative sites, telemedicine  ModernHealthcare.com

HHS will test allowing ambulance suppliers and providers to transport Medicare and Medicaid patients to areas besides the emergency room, such as a doctor's ...


Virtus Alternative Investment Advisers Inc. Buys Shares of 72,000 Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (MMP)  Fairfield Current

Virtus Alternative Investment Advisers Inc. bought a new position in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) during the 4th quarter, according to the ...


JPMorgan's alternative to Bitcoin  Washington Examiner

Jamie Dimon has made no secret of his skepticism about bitcoin, but he has given the technology behind it the sincerest form of praise: investment.


Letter: Alternative, safe vaccines withheld by 'big pharma'  Whidbey News-Times

Editor,. House Bill 1638 mandates the removal of “religious and personal exemptions allowed for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines.” Gov.


Health: Squid may provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastics  Gulf Digital News

Protein found in squids could revolutionise materials in a way that would be unattainable with conventional plastic.


'Alternative' being sought for Sidmouth air display 2019 | Latest Sidmouth and Ottery News  Sidmouth Herald

The Red Arrows are unlikely to return to Sidmouth this summer, but the search is on to find an alternative attraction to grace the skies instead.


FriendlyElec NanoPi M4: The Raspberry Pi alternative can now be used as a NAS for just US$25 thanks to a new HAT expansion board  Notebookcheck.net

Compact single-board computers can deliver excellent performance and fast file transfers. A new expansion board for the NanoPi M4 should allow it to be ...


Archdiocese of New York Offers Life-Giving Alternatives to Abortion  National Catholic Register

New York — After a January law expanded abortion protections in New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York has reaffirmed the ...


Joburg M2 to be closed for repairs: Here are the alternative routes  News24

Mayor Herman Mashaba had previously raised concerns regarding the stability of the Karzene and Selby sections of the M2 bridge which "posed a danger" to ...


CC&L Funds introduces 3 liquid alts  Advisor.ca

Toronto-based Connor, Clark & Lunn Funds Inc. (CC&L Funds) has launched three alternative mutual funds (a.k.a. liquid alts), the company announced ...


Billie Eilish Scores First Alternative Digital Song Sales No. 1 With 'Bury a Friend'  Billboard

The song concurrently blasts 74-14 on the Hot 100.


Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt in big alternative rock show  Spencer Daily Reporter

SIOUX CITY ― Alternative rockers Puddle of Mudd, along with Saliva and Trapt, will be performing Friday, April 12, at the Hard Rock Resort in Sioux City.


How Do Alternative Installment Loans Work?  U.S News & World Report Money

High-cost installment loans are often marketed to borrowers with bad credit as an alternative to payday loans. They may have a low cap on how much you can ...


Fake milk is real news, as synthetic alternatives threaten traditional dairy farms  NBCNews.com

Consumers could soon be faced with confusion in the dairy aisle as they wonder if the milk they're drinking came from a cow — or was made in a lab.


Brendan Fanning: 'Time to find Best alternative'  Independent.ie

France. Is there anything as unhinged in modern rugby as the way the French go about their business? Fourteen fully professional teams in the Top 14 ...


Good Karma Plant-Based Sour Cream is a Cultured Dairy Alternative  Go Dairy Free

Good Karma Plant-Based Sour Cream is free of top allergens and made via a traditional culturing process. We have the ingredients, ratings & more ...


Mother jailed after allegedly threatening St. Peters alternative school  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. PETERS, Mo. – Tense moments at a St. Peters alternative school program in the Francis Howell School District after a mother allegedly made a threat ...


Alternative Oscars 2019: The Nominees & Winners For Every Category  WhatCulture

The Academy Awards are less than a week away, and both the nominations and the winners themselves stir up controversy every year without fail, as film fans ...


CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH (CCI) Holdings Reduced by Virtus Alternative Investment Advisers Inc.  Fairfield Current

Virtus Alternative Investment Advisers Inc. reduced its position in CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH (NYSE:CCI) by 21.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most ...


Brexit: Talks on backstop 'alternative arrangements' begin  BBC News

Tory MPs have met the government to discuss alternative arrangements to the proposed Irish border "backstop", as three days of talks begin. The Alternative ...


WSJ Tax Guide 2019: Alternative Minimum Tax  Wall Street Journal

After vowing to kill the AMT, Republicans kept this unpopular levy, but they revised it to affect far fewer people.


DA the only alternative for SA voters, says Steenhuisen  EWN

In the latest State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the power utility would be split into three entities to improve operational ...


Trump finds alternative funding for his wall | Sheneman cartoon  NJ.com

Remember months and months ago when the democrats offered the president 25 billion dollars for his ridiculous border wall and all he'd have to do for it was ...


How sky-high rents forced people into imaginative alternatives  The Guardian

Renting a property in the UK can be a bleak business. The average monthly rent rose to £932 last month and in London it is even more expensive at £1,588, ...


Bridgend council leader says 'no alternative' to 5.4% tax hike  BBC News

Bus services, CCTV, arts and leisure funding are likely to suffer as councillors agree a budget.


Linux Foundation Revives Mapzen, an Alternative to Giants  Government Technology

The company shut down last year, but its user base remained. Now, the Linux Foundation is taking on the project so it can continue to provide an open source ...


home | site map
© 2007