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The healing power of yarrow is used for loss of appetite, convulsive gastrointestinal complaints and mild inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes. Read more about yarrow: effects, effects and side effects!Product Overview Yarrow
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What healing power is in the yarrow?
In the stems, leaves and flowers of the yarrow (Achilles millefolium) valuable ingredients such as essential oil (with 1,8-cineole), bitter, tannin and minerals are included. Overall, they exert various healing effects: they promote bile flow, have an appetite-stimulating, antibacterial (against bacteria), antispasmodic and astringent on mucous membranes (astringent). When applied externally, the wound healing, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory and germ-inhibiting yarrow effect comes into play. Due to this spectrum of activity, the yarrow is medically recognized in the following fields of application:
- internal use: loss of appetite, dyspeptic symptoms (upper abdominal complaints such as mild cramps, bloating etc.)
- External use: painful convulsive states of psycho-vegetative origin in the woman's pelvis (Pelvipathia vegetativa = Parametropathia spastica), mild inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes
Folk medicine also uses yarrow internally for liver and gall bladder disease, bladder and kidney disease, menstrual disorders, diarrhea, fever and pain, as well as externally for hemorrhoids, bleeding, bruising and burns.To the table of contents
How is the yarrow used?
Yarrow can be used to make tea or infusions. In addition, the fresh vegetable juice and various finished preparations such as drops or dragees are available, which are used according to the information in the respective leaflet or the recommendations of the doctor or pharmacist.
To prepare the tea, pour two teaspoons of yarrow with about 150 milliliters of boiling water. After ten minutes of pulling, you can strain the herb. Unless otherwise prescribed, you can drink a freshly prepared cup of yarrow tea three to four times daily between meals.
Painful cramps in the area of the female pelvis (such as during menstruation) can be treated with sitz baths. First make an infusion: add 100 grams of yarrow to one to two liters of boiling water and mix well. Leave for 20 minutes and then peel the parts of the plant through a cloth. Pour the infusion into a hip bath with about 20 liters of warm water.