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Achilles (circa 1,200 BC). Almost invulnerable Greek warrior in Homer’s Iliad (800 BC), killed in the Trojan War by an arrow in his heel, used this plant for healing wounds.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry. (2012). Doctors in the Medicinal Garden. Plants named after physicians. Royal College of Physicians. p.11 link


The compounds have antiproliferative activity.
S. Saeidnia, AR. Gohari, N. Mokhber-Dezfuli, and F. Kiuchi. 2011. A review on phytochemistry and medicinal properties of the genus Achillea. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 17 November 2016].

Traditional Herbal Medicine Registration (THMR).

Achillea 'Summerwine'

Genus: Achillea
Cultivar: 'Summerwine'
Common names: Yarrow
Distribution summary: Garden origin
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Not currently grown
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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