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The use of the herb yarrow in traditional medicine


A short plant with modest white flowers, collected in small inflorescences, called yarrow, is widely used in folk medicine. The leaves of this medicinal plant contain the alkaloid Achillein in abundance, and the inflorescences are a real treasure tannins, essential oils, organic acids and resins... Among other things, yarrow inflorescences contain vitamins K and C, as well as carotene.

This medicinal herb has a pronounced anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action and has a detrimental effect on white and Staphylococcus aureus, as well as non-hemolytic streptococcus. Medicines and folk preparations, which contain yarrow, help to improve blood clotting and accelerate wound healing, and even have a mild antiallergic effect. In addition, this herb significantly enhances the contraction of the muscles of the uterus, which makes application of the herb yarrow appropriate for uterine bleeding.

Yarrow used as an anesthetic with various ailments of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as a hemostatic agent for various internal and external bleeding (including nosebleeds, bleeding and gums and the aforementioned uterine bleeding). Also the use of the herb yarrow in the role of bitterness extremely effective for increasing appetite. Among other things, this medicinal plant is an excellent sedative that is present in many soothing teas and teas.


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