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April 10, 2017

4 Health Benefits of Yarrow | Herbal Remedy for Women

Basic Characteristics Of Yarrow


Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows wild in many fields, it can be found along the road, the edge of forests, meadows, pastures. It is very resistant plant that grows in many regions of the world.


The plant has a firm stalk that bears little green leaves that are divided. At the top of the stem is white inflorescence (There are also species with pink and yellow) color, which is constructed from a multitude of tiny flowers.


What are the Medicinal Parts of the Yarrow ?


Medicinal plant parts are the inflorescence (flowers) and stems with leaves.

How to Harvest and how to Keep and Dry Yarrow?


The plant is harvested in the summer, when produces flowers and is considered to be ripe for the picking. It is best to harvest Yarrow with a clear field outside of town and the best time to done that is in the noon when the sun is high and because Yarrow releases essential oils.

After picking ( which means cutting the above ground plant part with scissors, not pulling out of the land with the root) follows the drying phase. 

The plant has a firm stalk that bears little green leaves that are divided. At the top of the stem is white inflorescence (There are also species with pink and yellow) color, which is constructed from a multitude of tiny flowers.

Yarrow can be connected in a bouquet and tie with a rope to dry on a wire. Another aspect is to cut herb into shorter segments and dry at a sheltered spots.

Yarrow is a plant that is dried for several days, and after that it goes into a paper bag to be kept. Expiration date is one year, or until the new harvest season comes.

What is the Chemical Composition of Yarrow?


The above-ground part of the Yarrow is rich in essential oils. There are also present terpenes, alkaloids, pinene, cineole, limonene, camphor, vitamin C, flavonoids, achilein, resins, and others.

Yarrow also contains a lot of potassium.

What are the Health Benefits of Yarrow?


 Yarrow gets into bitter teas and is therefore used in the preparation of tea to increase appetite, regulate digestion, secretion of bile and pancreatic enzymes.

1. Treatment of digestive disorders


Yarrow gets part into bitter tea mixtures and therefore it is used in the preparation of tea to increase appetite, regulate digestion, secretion of bile and pancreatic enzymes. 

Yarrow works well in cases like bleeding in the stomach and intestines; Yarrow is highly effective in the treatment of external and internal hemorrhoids, and bleeding hemorrhoids.


2. Yarrow is an herb ideal for women


Yarrow carries the title of female plant because it cures many diseases of the genital apparatus in women

It is effective in regulating the menstrual period, regulates the hormone, when it use in combination with St. John's Wort. 

Yarrow is ideal for women who are entering menopause as well as for women who are already in this period because it regulates the symptoms (hot flushes, nervous irritability). 

It heals inflammation of the ovaries, ovarian cysts, vaginal secretions, myomas.

3. Purifies the blood


Very important performances of Yarrow is cleaning of the blood  vessels and regeneration of bone marrow. 

This advantage should use people who are under chemotherapy, as well as persons who are anemic because Yarrow increases the number of red blood cells and strengthens the immune system.

4. The external application on the skin


Yarrow is due to the presence of tannins and substances that act anti-inflammatory used extensively in ancient times for cleaning and healing wounds. For this purpose, Yarrow was placed as a coating, to cover the wound and prevent infection.

Today, people prepare balms based on Yarrow to treat chapped and dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, sores, wounds and burns.

How to Prepare Yarrow Tea ?

Yarrow is due to the presence of tannins and substances that act anti-inflammatory used extensively in ancient times for cleaning and healing wounds.

Take one teaspoon of dry above ground part of Yarrow and pour with a cup of boiling water. Cover and let stand 15 minutes.  Strain and drink three times a day for a cup of tea.