Yarrow a.k.a. Achillea Millefolium is a perennial plant up to 60 cm tall. It originated in Europe, and today is naturalized all over the world.
Yarrow does well in a wide range of climates and can be found on meadows, pastures, dry grassland and farmland. The flowers are white, sometimes pink, the stems are hard and fibrous. The individual plants are usually linked by rhizomes. The fast-spreading rhizomes can be up to 30 cm long.
Description of plant: Grows in Central European Temperate climate. It belongs to the Daisy Family. Flower- composite, the flower is light, active and strong. Grows in the dry wasteland. Has an ability to spread through side suckers. The leaf resembles the antlers of a stag, and due to the dry quality of the leaf, it represents Air / Light activity. The Flower configuration forms triangles.
Effect on Plants: Attracts trace elements from the cosmos. Potash and Sulfur forces are available. It can be made into liquid manure. Provides selenium and micro-nutrients. Compost prepared using Yarrow will provide Potash.
Medicinal Value: Good for liver ailments. Can be introduced into cattle fodder/plant in paddocks.
Cultivation Practice: The easiest way to propagate is from rhizomes. Propagation – vegetatively using side suckers. Can be grown by seed. Seeds need sunlight for germination. Sprinkle with a little bit of soil, but do not cover the seeds completely. Duration of germination: 7 – 12 days. Soil: Good soil is preferred but will come up under harsher conditions. Beds should be prepared in the form of raised beds. Spacing: 18” row, 6” column.
Land preparation- must be done in descending moon sign- air/light. Whereas planting in Aug/ Sept period.
HOW TO HARVEST A YARROW?
Compared to chamomile and dandelion, harvesting is possible over a longer period. Flowers are harvested in the morning on sunny days. A flower head often consists of 100 or more tiny individual flowers and reaches a diameter of 6 – 10 cm. Yarrow should be harvested during the full flowering period. Stalks and leaves have to be removed. After harvesting, the plants should be cut back just above the ground.
There are several ways to harvest flowers. Some farmers prefer to harvest the individual flowers with a small pair of scissors by cutting the flowers directly at the base, so no stem is included. Another method is to first harvest the whole head of blossoms and later cut the individual flowers carefully off the stems.
While drying, the flowers must be protected from direct sunlight. Drying ratio: 4:1. For storage, the dried flowers can be stored in a glass container or a paper bag until needed. There should be no moisture left in the dried plant. It is advisable to check the condition and quality of the harvested material occasionally. No matter which storage container is chosen, the plants must be protected against animals and molds.
Harvest- Better to do it on Air/Light. Cut stems, snip only flowers.
Drying- Layout in a shady and warm place using a drying rack/ hang them upside down.
Storage- Store the dried flowers in an airtight container/ (Moisten dry flowers with the juice of leaves can be used before filling the bladder).
THE ANIMAL SHEATH
The yarrow is filled into the stag bladder of a red deer (Cervus elaphus). Use the urinary bladder of the stag. The stag with its antlers magnifies the effect of the cosmos. The smell of the stag bladder and that of the yarrow are similar. Cosmos activity of the flower is enhanced by the cosmic activity of the bladder. The energies received by a stag from the cosmos through the antlers center around the bladder.
THE MAKING OF BD 502
Start the preparation making under the planetary influence of Venus as per the summary below: –
- Remove stems and branches of the flowers. Add water to the removed part to make plant extract.
- Moisten the flowers with plant extract and the bladder with water.
- Open the bladder with a small cut.
- Fill the bladder with flowers.
- Tied the bladder with a cotton string and surrounded on four sides by strings like a net to ensure safe hanging.
- Hang the bladder in a sunny place for at least 3 months.
- Moisten the bladder with water before burying the bladder at the end of September to October. In Malaysia, we prefer to put into unglazed clay pots to protect against animals.
- Surround the pot with fertile soil or compost. 9. Mark the pit with dates and detailed labels.
Time of burial to lifting: Hang up in March to get cosmic influences till September. Bury it from September till March in a mud flower pot with fertile earth inside and in the soil. It can be taken after 4-5 months in March/April.
HARVESTING THE BD 502
In Malaysia, the preparations are harvested in March/ April.
- Lift the bladder carefully. It will be extremely fragile. The skin of the bladder is often only present in sparse remains. The flower mass is usually preserved in its round or oval shape. Often the structure of the flower heads is still visible.
- Remove the soil carefully.
- It must be stored in a cool and dark place, preferably in a wooden box with double walls from all sides. It can be filled in jars, glazed earthenware pots, ceramic vessels, or glass containers. The vessels must not be airtight. BD 502 preparation should be stored alone and surrounded by a layer of dry peat or coco peat of at least 5cm thick
Summary Of BD 502-YARROW Preparations
|Ingredient||Yarrow, Stag bladder|
|Descriptions||Stimulates the potassium, silica, and selenium, activating bacteria and helping to combine sulfur with other substances. Remedy for weaknesses in flowering and fruiting and strengthens the plant against insect attack.|