2. Broad Use
Some of these specific examples might not necessarily be ideas that you want to try out these days, but they sure do make for interesting reading. Native American tribes were known to use yarrow widely to help seal up wounds and injuries.
An old folksong talks about how “the Big Chief brought me yarrow, for where he cut me with his arrow” which is a testament to its use, as is the fact that over 40 American Indian tribes are well known to have utilized yarrow for its astringency. In another context and another time, yarrow was used on ulcers due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, but not by a holistic practitioner from modern times, but by the 1st-century Greek physician who was called Padanius Dioscorides.
Much more sensitively, the British herbalist John Gerard claimed that yarrow was very effective when it came to providing relief to the “swelling of those secret parts”.