Yarrow

Yarrow

Yarrow

Formal Name: Achillea millefolium
Supplement Forms: Leaves, liquids

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information

History

In ancient times, yarrow was thought of as a powerful healing agent that could be applied directly to wounds or taken internally to treat various ailments. According to mythology, yarrow was used treat the heal of Achilles. Interestingly, some birds line their nests with yarrow, possibly to prevent the infestation of parasites.

Bodily Functions Yarrow Assists

Yarrow is a perennial herb grown throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It is primarily used to regulate the menstrual cycle, promote healthy digestion, and bolster the circulatory system. It can also be applied topically to soothe rashes, hemorrhoids, and minor wounds.

Foods High in Yarrow

Yarrow is typically used to brew an herbal tea. It is also often found in herbal dietary supplements.

Ailment That Yarrow Eliminates:
  • Treats cold and fever symptoms
  • Treats dysentery
  • Relieves hypertension
  • Regulates menstruation
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Treats muscle spasms and inflammation
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Yarrow used externally can make skin photosensitive
  • Excessive amounts of yarrow can cause diarrhea and drowsiness
  • Rash
  • Pregnant or breast feeding women should not consume yarrow
  • Individuals taking warfarin or other anticoagulants should not consume yarrow

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