yarrow (Achilea millefolium)

wild yarrow milfoil (Achilea millefolium) flowers leaves healthy medicinal herbs

« Valued in Chinese medicine and planted around the grave of Confucius, yarrow is a powerful healing herb »

Common name(s): yarrow, milfoil, thousand leaf, nosebleed, millefolium, ladies' mantle, noble yarrow, thousand seed, old man's pepper, soldier's woundwort, knight's milfoil, devil's needle, devil's plaything

Family: Asteraceae 

Origin: Central America, eastern Brazil, the Mediterranean, Middle East, southern Africa, central Asia, southwestern China

Parts used: aerial parts

Constituents: essential oils (borneol, camphor, thujone, chamazulene, azulene, linalool, limonene, cineole, sesquiterpene lactones), tannins (condensed and hydrolyzable), flavonoids (apigenin, luteolin, rutin), alkaloids (achilletin, betonicine, stachydrine, trigonelline), acids (caffeic, salicylic, succinic), amino acids, nutrients (ascorbic acid, folic acid), cyanogenetic compounds, bitter (achillein)

Therapeutic actions: diaphoretic, diuretic, stimulant, astringent, tonic, alterative, vulnerary

Organs or systems affected: heart, liver, spleen, cardiovascular system

Main medicinal uses:

  • fights infections
  • reduses serum lipids
  • improves intestinal health
  • supports blood circulation
  • induces sweating

Counterindications: Avoid large doses during pregnancy. Allergic reactions in rare cases.

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