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Mountain Yarrow

Yarrow /Achillea millefolium L./

It is distributed in fields, forests and meadows up to 2000 m above sea level.

Usable part of the inflorescence and stems. They are harvested during flowering – June – August.

Chemical composition of Achillea millefolium

Essential oil;
Flavonoid glycosides;
Achilles;
Tannins;
Formic acid esters;
Vitamin C and K.

Yarrow is the herb that cures thousands of things

Folk art

Health benefits of yarrow:

  • Useful for high blood pressure and asthma.

The herb has the ability to lower high blood pressure, relax blood vessels and improve breathing.

  • Treats mastitis

Yarrow is very useful for relieving the symptoms of mastitis. Mastitis is actually a breast infection that occurs mostly among women who are breastfeeding.

n addition, the herb yarrow has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

  • Relieves asthma symptoms

This is because yarrow has this special ability called “bronchodilator”, which basically means that it can help relax the bronchi and relieve inflammation in the airways. The use of yarrow can help relieve asthma, as inflammation and tension in the airways are the main causes of asthma symptoms.

  • Gastrointestinal benefits

The antispasmodic activity of yarrow makes it useful in unwanted gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, flatulence and cramps. When taken internally, the antispasmodic ability is due to the flavonoid fractions of the plant.

  • Relieves the symptoms of inflammation

Some of the problems suffered by our internal organs are caused by inflammation. Yarrow has long been used in many countries as a traditional medicine to treat these symptoms of inflammation. This is because yarrow extracts are said to contain many anti-inflammatory properties.

  • During menstruation

In combination with other herbs, it has the ability to stimulate blood flow to the pelvic area and generally regulate the cycle in women.

  • A good remedy for colds

Consuming yarrow can do wonders for your body. It is even known to be the second biggest advantage of yarrow, the first being its ability to heal wounds. It is believed that the intake of yarrow can help dilate pores and blood vessels under the skin, which in turn can help our bodies get rid of toxins.

  • Reduces scars and treats skin problems

There are many ways to use yarrow to heal scars, either through oral consumption or through its use in your skin care procedures. Its anti-inflammatory properties also soothe irritation and redness around wounds.

Traditional applications and benefits of yarrow

The herb is antiseptic, antispasmodic, slightly aromatic, astringent, carminative, choleretic, diaphoretic, digestive, stimulant, tonic, vasodilator and anti-inflammatory agent.

It is used to relieve gastrointestinal diseases, for cerebral and coronary thrombosis, to lower high blood pressure, to improve blood circulation and to tone varicose veins.

Decoction of the whole plant is used in kidney disease.

The leaves promote clotting, so it can be used fresh for nosebleeds.

The aerial parts of the plant are used in sputum, as a bitter digestive tonic to stimulate bile flow and as a diuretic.

The aerial parts of the plant are used in sputum, as a bitter digestive tonic to stimulate bile flow and as a diuretic.