Yarrow, currently flowering, is one of my favourite herbs. It has a multitude of uses. Yarrow improves circulation to the extremities so helps with colder days approaching. It also improves circulation to the internal organs; one of its names, Venus’ Eybrows, refers to its ability to help with women’s issues. It is useful in the early stages of fever to bring temperature down, often combined with Elderflower and Peppermint for colds. Yarrow’s essential oil is a deep blue/green colour, due to the presence of chamazulene; an anti-inflammatory. This makes it particularly valuable in treating skin problems.