Metaphysical Properties Of Yarrow Leaf & Flower
Official Name: Achillea millefolium
Other Names: Bad Man's Plaything, Carpenter's Weed, Death Flower, Devil's Nettle, Eerie, Field Hops
Metaphysical Powers: Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Yarrow
- When worn, the yarrow is protective.
- When held in your hand, it stops all fear and grants courage.
- Dried yarrow hung over the bed or used in wedding decorations ensures love will last at least seven years.
- Yarrow is used in love spells.
- Carrying a yarrow not only brings love but it attracts friends and distant relations you wish to contact.
- It draws the attention of those you want to see the most.
- An infusion made of yarrow flowers and drunk as tea is said to improve psychic powers.
- Yarrow is used to exorcising evil and negativity from a person, place, or thing.
Aside from its wispy leaves, another distinguishing characteristic of yarrow is its blossoms. Yarrow flowers are tiny and grow in flat-topped composite clusters at the top of the plant's stems. They flower from June to October and are either rose- or lilac-colored, or white.