Contractions. - Millef. Mil.
Achillea Millefolium. Nat. ord., Compositae.
Fig. - Eng. Bot., t. 758.
Milfoil or Yarrow. For. names: German, Schaafgarbe; French, Herbe au charpentier.
Habitat. - In pastures, meadows, and waste places all over Europe and Russian Asia, and a great part of North America. Extremely common in England.
Flowering time. - The whole summer.
Parts employed. - The entire plant.
Characters. - Root-stock perennial, creeping underground, with numerous short, leafy, barren branches. Flowering stents erect, almost simple, about a foot high. Leaves oblong or linear in their outline, but finely cut into numerous short, very narrow, deeply pinnatifid segments. Flower-heads numerous, small, ovoid, in a dense terminal corymb. Florets of the ray seldom above 5 or 6 in each head, white or pink.
Time for collecting. - In June and July.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Amer. Arzneipriif.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.
Average loss of moisture, 65 per cent.