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Herbs and flowers



Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

Family of compositae

This is a very common plant of grassy escarpments, meadows and grounds which are situated along the roads.

This herb has tonic and stomachic properties and it is very useful to cure stomach-ache; its fresh juice is used to cure hemorrhoid piles. Once people thought that the biting of this herb roots could harden gums. It has a quite intense flavour and some of its leaves can be useful to flavour normal salads made with lettuce. Some leaves can also be used in the cooking of mixed soups.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni
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