Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) –
Yarrow is a popular plant in the perennial border because of its attractive yellow flower heads. The leaves are often used in salads, soups, teas, and occasionally egg dishes. Also known as milfoil, its intense bitter, peppery, perfume-like flavour is best used in moderation. The most popular use appears to be Tea. To make it add honey to sweeten if desired or a slice of lemon. Alternative method: Add 2 fresh large leaves to a cup of boiling water and let steep minimum 10 minutes. Remove leaves then if desired, add honey to sweeten or a slice of lemon. The flavour is warming and refreshing. The leaves are also used in the flavouring of beer so got to be good.