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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) refers to an aromatic herb that is native to native to Europe and Asia and naturalized in North America and most other countries throughout the world. Yarrow is very common along roadsides and in old fields, pastures, and meadows in the eastern and central United States and Canada. This plant has leaves which are are used as an herb - used as a spice or to flavor omelettes, stews and salads. It is also used to make tea. The dry herb (stem, leaves and flower) are has a strong sage flavor. Moreover, Yarrow is a very valuable medicinal herb, with much scientific evidence of use in alternative medicine. Yarrow's other common names are: Milfoil, Old Man's Pepper, Soldier's Woundwort, Knight's Milfoil, Thousand Weed, Nose Bleed, Carpenter's Weed, Bloodwort, or Staunchweed. Here is a Recipe for Yarrow Aromatic Tea: To 1 tsp. dried herb add 1 cup boiling water, steep for 10 min. sweeten to taste. Take at bedtime.

Yassa refers to a marinade prepared in Senegal with lemon, onion and chili peppers. Usually enjoyed with chicken and rice. Yassa au Poulet is one example of a Yassa dish which is made from chicken fried with onions then simmered in the marinade. Another dish is called Poisson Yassa.
Yatakelt shorbu refers to a spicy Ethiopian vegetable stew.
- Yaupon (Tea) : Yaupon refers to a tea made by the native Americans from the leaves of a plant similar to holly called Yapon leaves. Yaupon Tea is also called South Sea Islands Tea.
Yayla Corbasi refers to a Turkish soup made with rice, stock yogurt and mint.
Yeasty refers to a wine "tasting term" referrring to a wine which is usually young and which retains the yeast-like flavors of fermentation.

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