Achillea millefolium / Wild Yarrow

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Description

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Achillea
Species: Achillea millefolium

 

Yarrow has been used as a traditional medicinal plant for ages. The plant has been used, according to stories, in Troyan war by Achilles for wound healing.
The plant is usually under 80 cm tall, it has bipinnate or tripinnate light green leaves, almost feathery to the touch.
The plants is used in tea form, alone or as a part of tea mixes. For external injuries Za određene spoljašnje povrede i kožne bolesti koriste se obloge spravljene na bazi hajdučke trave.
Hajdučka trava spada u divlje rastinje, ali se uzgaja i u baštama zbog svojih lekovitih sastojaka.Pokazalo se da hajdučka trava povoljno utiče na organe za varenje, ima blago sedativno dejstvo, a deluje i kao analgetik i kao antiseptik.Kao višegodišnja zeljasta biljka hajdučka trava ima uspravnu maljavu stabljiku visoku do 80 cm, pri vrhu granatu i obraslu listovima izduženolinearnog oblika, koji su dvostruko do trostruko perasto deljeni u režnjeve. Listovi su sa obe strane pokriveni dlačicama. Cvetne glavice su sitne, veličine do 5 mm, bele boje, sakupljene na vrhu stabljike u štitaste cvasti. Cveta preko celog leta. Plod je spljoštena ahenija.Herba se skuplja tokom letnjih meseci, od juna do avgusta, odsecanjem vršnih delova biljaka dužine 20-25 santimetara, ili se sakuplja samo cvast dužine samo dva santimetra. Odsečeni delovi se vezuju i suše na promajnom mestu ili sušnici na temperaturi 35-50°C. Seme se seje sto pliće u kontejnerima tokom cele godine ili od jeseni do sredine proleca direktnom setvom u basti.


Sowing : Sow indoors. Surface sow onto moist well-drained seed compost. Do not cover seeds as light aids germination. Propagate or place somewhere warm 18-25°C. Water from the base of tray only. Keep moist but not wet. Germination takes 5-10 days.  When seedlings have 2 true leaves prick out to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed with 50cm spacing. Yarrow is a very easy plant to care for, it requires to be cut back in the autumn and divided every four years to maintain healthy growth.                                          Beautiful when used as a dried flower. Also popular as an herb, historically used for colds, fevers, and for wounds. Finely-chopped leaves added to a salad or sandwiches add a pleasantly sharp taste.

 

 

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1gr / 6000-+ seeds

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