Yarrow - Achillea millefolium. Yarrow - folositoare herb with rhizome, of the Aster family (Asteraceae).
Other names: Yarrow of tysiacholitti, yarrow, carport, liquor and the like.
Yarrow is a perennial. It can be found around the world: growing in the lowlands, pastures, fields, meadows, embankments, railway tracks and along the roads. You should never pick herbs that grow only on the roads or in the ditches. These places are often full of chemicals to reduce the population of weeds. Herbs that grow in areas exposed to dust and vehicle exhaust.
The yarrow stalk simple, vacanzeromane, twice or thrice pinnate leaves, which resemble in their appearance the crown. Yarrow can reach heights of up to 1 m. Flowers small, white, yarrow though may also have pink flowers with a yellowish center.
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This plant blooms from July to October, when warm weather allows. The roots of yarrow slightly brown in color, which grow smooth, branched only at the top of the stem.
Yarrow is a very versatile remedy, essential, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. The resin contained in the plant have astringent and antiseptic properties, enhance tissue regeneration. These properties accelerate the healing of wounds, burns and ulcers, and inflammation of the skin. Yarrow stimulates the appetite, accelerating the digestion process. Its astringent properties have found application in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery, and hemorrhage from the mucous membrane of the colon. Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of the herb to treat infections and inflammatory conditions such as gastritis and enteritis, stimulate the liver, while antispasmodic properties weaken cramps, bloating, colic and indigestion in the nervous system.
In the form of hot herbal tea, yarrow is an excellent tool in the fight against fever and infections such as colds, flu, cough, sore throat. Yarrow cleanses the body of toxins through sweating. This medicinal plant is useful for the cardiovascular system, helps to improve the condition of varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis and thrombosis, also lowers blood pressure.Diuretic properties of yarrow help in the elimination of fluids and toxins from the body through urine. Yarrow helps to relieve inflammation of the bladder, struggle with frequent urination without complete emptying of the bladder, stones and sand in the kidneys. Yarrow helps in the treatment of joint pain and cleanses the skin. This plant contains sterols, which act as hormones that help in regulating the menstrual cycle. Also an excellent nutrient for the nervous system.
Medicinal raw material is the aboveground part of the plant.
Yarrow is known as a medicinal herb for a long time. According to the legend Ahmes used yarrow to heal wounds, hence its Botanical name is Achillea. Yarrow has been used for this purpose, over the centuries, and in Scotland a traditional ointment for wounds, was prepared from this plant.
Chamazulene (chemical component yarrow), present in the oils of some volatile substances, has anti-inflammatory and antiallergic action. Sesquiterpenes is bitter and a nutrient medium, and achilleina (a bitter glucoside) helps to stop internal or external bleeding.
Yarrow helps in regulating menstruation cycles, reduce bleeding, and eases menstrual pain.
Together with other herbs, helps in the treatment of influenza,colds. The bitter properties make it a useful tool in the fight against colic and poor digestion. Yarrow also helps during the hay fever, reduces high blood pressure, improves blood circulation in the veins, reduce varicose veins. From yarrow you can prepare herbal remedies to cleanse the skin and apply it on the wrinkles.
Yarrow contains: essential oils are volatile substances with different composition (linalool, camphor, chamazulene), sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids, triterpenes, salicylic acid, formic acid, acetic acid, coumarins, tannins, resins, bitter glycoside – achilleinę, minerals (especially magnesium and zinc), choline.
Yarrow can be used in the form of a tea along with other herbs. This tea should be drunk 3 times a day. As a tincture, take 1 ml (20 drops) 3 times a day.
HOW WORKS IN THE BODY
Component chemical composition yarrow - apigenin has anti-inflammatory, and proconvulsant properties. The alkaloids have an effect of inhibitors of bleeding, which confirms the use of yarrow for brake bleeding. Chamazulene (the component that contains and chamomile) - antiallergic. Yarrow mapsalive an effect on many systems.our body. First of all, this plant is the most famous of their "shares" within the the respiratory system, its properties, causing sweating were used in gryp and colds. Its various properties are also useful after suffering flu or cold, when the patient has no appetite, increased digestion.
INHALATION – in case of problems with temperature Senna or moderate asthma, use fresh yarrow in boiled water.
ESSENTIAL OIL,MASSAGE OIL is used for inflamed joints; dissolving 5 to 10 drops of essential oil of yarrow in 25ml of oil of Hypericum.
MASSAGE OIL FOR BREAST – apply for colds and flu. Mix the essential oil yarrow essential oil of eucalyptus, oil of peppermint, oil of thyme, dissolving together 20 drops of essential oil to 25ml of almond oil.
FRESH - in order to stop a nosebleed, put a leaf of yarrow in the nostrils.
A poultice of the SLURRY wrap thoroughly washed in fresh leaves of yarrow wounds or abrasions to the blood.
INFUSION – use as a means to reduce fever or as a nutritional tool that helps digestion. Worth taking if you have problems with the urinary tract, cardiovascular diseases, and menstrual cycles. Drink an infusion of yarrow can when breathing problems (e.g., too much accumulation of mucus) or used externally for washing the skin for infections of the skin,eczema.
COMPRESS – soak a tampon herb in tincture or diluted tincture and use for the relief of varicose veins.
WINE FOR THE STOMACH
2 cups (120 g), yarrow flowers
6 cups (1 ½ liters) of dry white wine
Crush the flowers of yarrow. Add the wine. Leave the mixture in a glass jar, away from the sun for 4 weeks, then strain. Wine is great for digestion, stomach cramps, flatulence, take 15 ml.
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