Origin: Common Milfoil grows naturally in temperate zones ranging from Europe to Central Asia. It is indigenous to North America, New Zealand and Australia. It was used to curb bleeding and as a disinfectant in ancient civilizations. Its bitter components made it a useful substitute for hops in the production of beer.
Features: The shrub is 12-30 inches tall and blooms from June to October. The blossoms are white and red. Many of the garden types vary from yellow to carmine red. The name of the species Millefolium (thousand leaves) comes from its transparent, smoothly divided leaves. The tops contain high levels of bitter substances and essential oils, which give it its characteristic aroma.
References: Dumont's Lexicon of Herbs, Growing, Cuisine, Cosmetics and Health effect
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