Fever, colds, hay fever, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, GI tract discomfort, induce sweating, bleeding hemorrhoids, wounds, cramps, as a sitz bath for woman's lower pelvic cramps.
Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort, and to induce sweating.
Some people chew the fresh leaves to relieve toothache.
Yarrow is applied to the skin to stop bleeding from hemorrhoids; for wounds; and as a sitz bath for painful, lower pelvic, cramp-like conditions in women.
In combination with other herbs, yarrow is used for bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), mild gastrointestinal (GI) cramping, and other GI complaints.
In foods, the young leaves and flowers of yarrow are used in salads.
In manufacturing, yarrow is also used as a cosmetic cleanser and in snuff. Yarrow oil is used in shampoos.
How does it work?
Yarrow contains many chemicals that might affect blood pressure and possibly have anti-inflammatory effects.
Precautions: Use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed. Its use is not recommended while pregnant.
Typical Preparations: Tea infusions, tinctures, as a compress, and in baths.
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