wild yarrow milfoil (Achilea millefolium) white flowers

yarrow (Achilea millefolium)

« Valued in Chinese medicine and planted around the grave of Confucius, yarrow is a powerful healing herb »

Common name(s):  yarrow, milfoil, thousand leaf, nosebleed, millefolium, ladies' mantle, noble yarrow, thousand seed, old man's pepper, soldier's woundwort, knight's milfoil, devil's needle, devil's plaything
Family: Asteraceae 
Origin: Central America, eastern Brazil, the Mediterranean, Middle East, southern Africa, central Asia, southwestern China
Parts used: aerial parts
Constituents: essential oils (borneol, camphor, thujone, chamazulene, azulene, linalool, limonene, cineole, sesquiterpene lactones)tannins (condensed and hydrolyzable), flavonoids (apigenin, luteolin, rutin), alkaloids (achilletin, betonicine, stachydrine, trigonelline), acids (caffeic, salicylic, succinic), amino acids, nutrients (ascorbic acid, folic acid), cyanogenetic compounds, bitter (achillein)
Therapeutic actions: diaphoretic, diuretic, stimulant, astringent, tonic, alterative, vulnerary
Organs or systems affected: heart, liver, spleen, cardiovascular system
Main medicinal uses:
  • fights infections
  • reduces serum lipids
  • improves intestinal health
  • supports blood circulation
  • induces sweating
Counterindications: Avoid large doses during pregnancy. Allergic reactions in rare cases.



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