Yarrow is a perennial herb also known as milfoil and old man's pepper. It is a relative of chamomile, and was formally popular in salads (17th century).
Yarrow has a very strong flavor and aroma, and is used sparingly in salads, soups and also to brew a medicinal herb tea.
In classic herbals, yarrow has also been associated with divination, and was said to be potent against fairies.
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