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YARROW - 蓍
Achillea millefolium

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Stomach disorders, diarrhea, bloating, irregular and weak menstruation, hemorrhoids, nose bleed, disorders of the Uterus ...

Description

Composition :
100% Achillea millefolium flos & fol. - 200 mg

Part used :
Blooming shoots

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), is a herbaceous perennial plant in the Daisy family (Asteraceae), native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America. In New Mexico and southern Colorado, it is called Plumajillo (Spanish for 'little feather') from its leaf shape and texture.

Yarrow has one to several stems 0.2 – 1 meter (0.66–3.28ft) in height, and has a spreading rhizomatous growth form. Leaves are evenly distributed along the stem, with the leaves near the middle and bottom of the stem being the largest. The leaves have varying degrees of hairiness (pubescence). The leaves are 5 – 20 cm (2-8in) long, bi-pinnate or tri-pinnate, almost feathery, and arranged spirally on the stems. The leaves are cauline, and more or less clasping. The inflorescence has 4 to 9 phyllaries and contains ray and disk flowers which are white to pink. The fruits are small achenes (dry seeds).Ingetients include

This plant likes dry soil and direct sun exposure; the more sun exposure, the higher the content in essential oils. Bio-active ingredients include chamazulene, pinen, caryophylen, achillizin, sesquiterpenlactones, polyines, flavanoids, caffeine acid, salicylic acid, choline and multiple tanning agents (with properties similar to camomile). All in all, Yarrow alleviates cramps, regulates mentruation, both relaxes the stomach and stimulates appetite, promotes blood circulation and coagulation.

History: Native Indian Americans traditionally used Yarrow tea to treat digestive disorders ; the plant was rubbed onto the skin to treat mosquito bites and skin blemishes. A botnical book dated from the 1300s reads: «Yarrow is the best herb to treat blemishes of the skin ; mix Yarrow and Sage and rub to a paste. Then apply directly to the affected skin with a gaze and leave on for 3 or 4 days.»

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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