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Yarrow: sleep aid and pain killer from the forest

 

Greg Knight

The yarrow plant, which grows wild on many parts of Wrangell Island, and extensively on Chief Shakes Island, is a natural remedy used by many Southeast Alaska Natives.

WRANGELL — For many Natives in Southeast Alaska the use of natural herbs and plants is as essential today as it was to their ancestors in years past – and whether they are used to alleviate pain, or help as a dietary supplement, the wild medic...



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