Milfoil has hemostathic properties which is why it was one of Antiquites basic wartme medicines, along with St. John’s Wort and Sideritis.
According to mythology, Achilles used the Milfoil to dress wounds, hence its botanical name Achillea, or millefolium from its ”thousand” little flowers,
Milfoil was used for this purpose for centuries, and was the basis of a medicinal ointment used to bind wounds in Scotland.
Milfoil is used as a hot infusion against fever and infections such as colds, flu, cough and sore throat.
It helps in treating circulation-related ailments such as hemorrhoids, ulceration, varicitis and thrombosis.
Milfoil soothes bladder infections, neuroleptic bladder with frequent urination, kidney stones and gravel. It contains steroles, which help regulate the menstrual cycle.
Common Milfoil is also a greta nutrient for an exhausted nervous system.