Siberian Yarrow (Achillea sibirica)

Perennial
A. alpina. L. A. mongolica. Fisch.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Siberian Yarrow
Achillea sibirica
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The whole plant is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, odontalgic, stomachic and tonic[147, 172, 218]. A decoction is used in the treatment of abscesses, abdominal cramps, amenorrhoea, bleeding, falls, snakebite and stomach ulcers[147, 218]. A poultice of the chewed root can be applied to gum sores[257].

  • Edible Use

    Young shoots and leaves – cooked[177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring or early autumn in a cold frame[133]. The seed usually germinates in 1 – 3 months[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, the divisions can be planted direct into their permanent positions. Basal cuttings of new shoots in spring. Very easy, collect the shoots when they are about 10cm tall, potting them up individually in pots and keeping them in a warm but lightly shaded position. They should root within 3 weeks and will be ready to plant out in the summer.
Succeeds in most soils but prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position[1, 200]. Plants succeed in maritime gardens[233]. They live longer when growing in a poor soil[200]. A very ornamental plant[200]. Polymorphic. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200].
E. Asia – China, Japan. North-western N. America.

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