ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM L

Common Yarrow

Family: Compositae (Asteraceae)

Medical use: Loss of appetite, weak gastrointestinal disorders, liver and gallbladder disorders, menstrual pain, acne, scotch (superficial wound)

Parts: Herb with flower (no root)

Side effect:
  • Asteraceae can effect alergic
  • Can slower blood clotting, may be dangerous by bleeding
Drug interactions:
  • Can interact with blood thinners, blood clotting slowers, consult a doctor
  • Can change accumulation ratio of Lithium in body and cause serious side effects, dont use together
  • Can increase effect of sedatives
Warnings:
  • Dont use under 12 age
  • Some content can effect alergic
  • Asteraceae can effect alergic
  • ATTENTION: Dont confuse with poisonous Hemlock (Conium Maculatum)

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Loss of appetite, weak gastrointestinal disorders, liver and gallbladder disorders:

Tea: 3-4g grinded herb with flower, add 250ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 3-4 times a day.

Juice: Press herb, 2 spoons a day

Tincture (1:5, %45 ethanol): 3-4ml, 3 times a day

Acne:

Tea: 10g herb with flower, add 500ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. 3 times a day, better with empty stomach

Mestrual pain:

Tea: 1-2g grinded herb with flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 3 times a day

Externaly:

scotch (superficial wound):

Tea: 3-4g grinded herb with flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. Apply on wound after it get cold

Name Achillea comes from name of famous mythological warior Achilleus, because Homeros says that Aphrodite has told Achilleus to use this plant to heal his wound, after he got hit on his heel with arrow (by Paris). English name yarrow derived from saxon and old-german words gearwe/garawa/geruwe, which mean compotent, able, well, treat, etc.

In traditional indian medicine its known and used since long time. In chinese culture yarrow considered to bring luck. Also native Americans have generally used it to treat every kind of diseases.

Especially in 16. century yarrow became more of an issue. Besides in Skandinavien it has used by beer making instead of hops and it was a part of some gruit (herbal mixtures to make beer, ganarally before hops growed in Europa) reciepes.

It can also used to make salats with dandelion and nettle, to clean blood. Besides it is used as spice and animal food and medicine, a pigment (colorant) recource.

Native in Europa and west Asia but allready spread allover the world.

Content: Proazulenes (chamazulene ve δ-cadinol [delta cadinol], shamuzelene), bornoel, pinene, sabinene, camphor, artemsiaketone, cineole, inulin, asparagine, albumin

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First get an examination by a doctor for diagnosis and better consult a doctor for treatment!

Check the herbs and plants below for side effects and interactions with other drugs you use and other disorders you might have!

Don’t maintain any herbal treatment longer than two weeks unless otherwise specified. If any side effecet or any worsening seen, stop using it and consult a doctor!

Rheumatism

Tea: 3g fine grinded mixture, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. 1 cup at night.

Alternative:

Red Centaury (Erythrarea Cen. Pers.) herb 25 g

Fennel seeds 25 g

Tea: 3g fine grinded mixture, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. Max 2 times a day.

First get an examination by a doctor for diagnosis and better consult a doctor for treatment!

Check the herbs and plants below for side effects and interactions with other drugs you use and other disorders you might have!

Don’t maintain any herbal treatment longer than two weeks unless otherwise specified. If any side effecet or any worsening seen, stop using it and consult a doctor!

Blood Cleaner

Nettel (Urtica dioica) 50g

Aloe Vera 50g

Tea: 2g dry nettel, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter, let it cool a litle, mix a turkish tea spoon (2.5ml)  aloe vera juice in it. Drink fresh two times a day, a week long. Can be sweeten with little honey.