White Yarrow

White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a perennial and a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae). The plant has a very pleasant smell and is generally considered to be disease resistant.

Yarrow is commonly used in the Cherokee, Chippewa, and Pawnee tribes for numerous healing reasons. Yarrow is a medicinal herb used to treat toothaches, earaches, and lung illnesses. The Cherokee drink yarrow tea for fevers and the Chippewa tribe utilizes the leaves to treat headaches. The Pawnee tribe value yarrow as a pain reliever, but does not have a record of the ways yarrow would be applied.