Yarrow

Achillea millefolium 

Herbal Actions

  • Astringent
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antipyretic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Choleretic

Used For

  • Common colds, flu’s & fevers
  • Digestive discomfort (IBS, constipation, heartburn, pain, bloating, wind, and cramping)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Topically for wound healing

Avoid If...

You have a Asteraceae allergy
You have a gastric or duodenal ulcer or gallbladder diseases

References

  • Blumenthal, M., & Busse, W. R. (1998). Expanded Commission E Monographs. Austin, Texas : Boston : American Botanical Council

  • World Heath Organisation. (2009). WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants: Volume 4. World Health Organisation, Geneva