Yarrow - Uses and Benefits
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Yarrow is a perennial herb native to the Northern Hemisphere .Yarrow is an aromatic herb grows anywhere from 10 cm. - 100 cm. in height. Yarrow is a drought tolerant herb grow in fields & meadows in a wide range of soils and climates throughout the temperate zone of Asia,America and Europe. The leaves are 5 to 20 cm long in size, with double pinnate or triple pinnate , almost feathery & arranged spirally on the stems.
The flowers are tiny in size , with fine white petals and a yellowish from center. This flower is actually hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). It flowers in June to September, being like minute daisies, terminal, loose heads, or cymes. This herbaceous shrub is more or less hairy, with white, silky appressed hairs .Flowers are in flat topped assemble at the ends of the stems.Its appears in white, yellow, gold, pink and red color .Yarrow requires full sun light to develop. It takes two years to become established.
Yarrow is used in present days for its ability to cure colds and flu .Yarrow is also used in many herbal products as an ingredient. It has been used since ancient periods for its action to stop bleeding, hence its traditional name "nosebleed."It contains the alkaloid achilleine; occasionally used in present times to resist a menstrual cycle.
Uses and Benefits
Yarrow in present times is used for the common cold & fevers. It is also beneficial for amenorrhoea, hypertension, dysentary and diarrhoea. Yarrow helps externally and internally to regulate the menstrual cycle, reduces heavy bleeding and ebb menstrual pain.It is valuable for nosebleeds.Take two to four droppers of tincture as a remedy .Yarrow is used for the mucous membranes and has a reliving effect on the digestive system.
Use leaves, stems and flowers of white & red flowered yarrow facilitate blood clotting.As an infusion can help to break a fever .A tea can be used to fight colds and flu made from yarrow with peppermint & elderflower .Yarrow can be used in mild cystitis.It helps to lower high blood pressure. Acting as a vasodilator it improves blood circulation.It is helpful to promotes digestion.
Yarrow's flavenoid compounds contain salycilic acid derivatives & antispasmodic action,make it useful remedy to treating pain .Yarrow is use for various disorders such as menstrual irregularities,menstrual cramps and pain, wound healing,inflammation ,muscle spasms,reduce high fevers,soothing external rashes, skin ulcers, hemorrhoids,liver and gallbladder conditions
Both oral and topical yarrow can make unprotected skin photosensitive.It is not prescribed during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
In large doses, yarrow may cause diarrhea, drowsiness, or excessive urination.
There may occasionally develop an allergy or rash in people who take yarrow.
When yarrow is used with antiplatelet like as plavix and ticlid or anticoagulant drugs such as heparin and warfarin, the effect of the drug may be increased, resulting in uncontrolled bleeding .Because it may increase the time blood needs to clot.
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