Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yarrow - Monograph

Common Name – Yarrow

Botanical Name – Achilea Millefolum

Parts Used – Leaves and flowers

Active Constituents – Coumarins, tannins, flavonoids, volatile oils, bitter materials, resins, alkaloids and aspergin

So what is Yarrow good for?

Therapeutic Properties – Diaphoretic, carminative, anti-spasmodic, hypotensive, astringent, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anti-microbial, bitter, hepatic, tonic, alterative, vulnerary.

Yarrow can be used with young children to help treat fever, colds, runny nose, diarrhea and bed wetting.

Yarrow can be used to help treat women who suffer from menstrual pains, heavy menstruation, delayed menstruation and bleeding in-between menstruation.

Yarrow can be used to help with stomach aches, gastritis, lack of appetite and diarrhea.

Yarrow can help with hematuria and kidney infections.

Yarrow can be useful in the treatment of high blood pressure and all problems of the veins (hemorrhoids and varicose veins).


Tincture – 25-50 drops three times a day

Dry herb – 2-4 grams three time's day

How do you make Yarrow tea?

Add one heaping teaspoon of dry herb to one cup of boiling water, cover, let steep for five minutes and strain out the used herb.


May cause photosensitivity

Some people are allergic to yarrow

Research articles with links

Chemical Composition and in-vitro Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oils

of Three Greek Achillea Species

Isolation of the anti-inflammatory principles from Achillea millefolium





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