Used for colds, fevers, bleeding piles, kidneys and more.
The aerial parts of yarrow have a number of medicinal properties. It is diaphoretic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory. These properties make it useful in treating colds and flus where it will promote sweating, help control fever, and reduce inflammatory reactions. With mild expectorant properties, yarrow can also aid in ridding the body of mucus produced with a respiratory infection.
Yarrow is hemostatic and antiseptic and can be useful for treating minor skin wounds or abrasions. The crushed flowers or leaves can be applied externally to clean cuts, where it should help stop bleeding and prevent infection. Yarrow is diuretic to some extent, and this quality added to its hemostatic and antiseptic properties make it helpful in treating mild bladder irritations or infections. In this case, yarrow helps to increase urine flow, while reducing bacteria and controlling bleeding that accompanies the condition.
As a hemostatic and emmenagogue, the herb can be used for excessive menstrual bleeding. Yarrow is also carminative and makes a sensible remedy for mild stomach upsets.
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