Yarrow got its name due to the shape of the leaves, dissected into many small lobules. And its Latin name Achilléa is in honor of the mythological hero of the Trojan War, Achilles, who used the plant as a remedy for healing wounds.

Yarrow is used as a spicy, ornamental, melliferous and medicinal plant. Inflorescences and grass are taken as medicinal raw materials. The plant is widely used in medicine in various countries as a hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, choleretic, diuretic, antispasmodic, sedative and tonic.

It is prescribed for internal bleeding (intestinal, pulmonary, hemorrhoidal, uterine), gastrointestinal disorders, colitis, peptic ulcer, gastritis, liver and biliary tract diseases, urinary tract inflammation.