The yarrow flower has long been used in natural medicine for its anti-inflammatory and skin healing benefits. The leaves were once wrapped around ankle sprains to reduce swelling. The juice inside the plant was squeezed into small cuts and abrasions to help assist with healing.
In drinkable teas, yellow dock is added to aide digestion and to help speed up and regulate elimination. Many herbalists also suggest using this as a compress or skin wash, because of this herbs ability to reduce and soothe inflamed skin.