achillea millefolium


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yarrow

Entire plant is somewhat hairy. Grows to 2 ft high (75cm) Thin, lacy, fern-like leaves, white flowers, sometimes pink, purple or red, in flat clusters that stagger (do not radiate from same point on stem) Roots crawl. Each flower resembles a tiny daisy. Dry entire plant used as tea for stomach problems, colds, flu, cramps, fevers, liver, kidney disorders, diabetes, toothaches, skin irritations, hemorrhages, regulate menses, stimulate bile flow, stomach ulcers, abdominal cramps, fibroid tumors, relaxes and relieves pain, abscesses, trauma, bleeding, inflammation, eases anxiety, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, bladder, infection, boils, burns, bites, diarrhea, dysentery, vasodilator, high blood pressure, cleans blood, insomnia, menstrual cramps, bleeding gums, toothache Even used as hair shampoo. Pick some and let it dry. Make tea with it. Tastes nasty but works. Astringent, so it stops internal and external bleeding. Some say yarrow tea placed on head stops hair loss. Has over a dozen anti-inflammatory and antibiotic compounds. Younger leaves near the top can be eaten raw or cooked, but safer to not eat raw but can be used as tea- the heat dissipates the toxins. Eat flowers sparingly. Some people have reactions, so test first. Do not drink tea for more than 2 weeks or it can be toxic to liver. Do not consume if pregnant. Can be used as insect repellant by burning or tincture. A very good companion plant, it improves the health of plants growing nearby and enhances their essential oil content thus making them more resistant to insect attacks. Also improves soil fertility.
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The study found that during the two month intervention of Achillea millefolium, plasma nitrite and nitrate levels decreased whilst they increased in the group receiving placebo; however, it was not a statistically significant difference.
Regarding the lack of data about the possible efficacy of these compounds against leishmaniasis, the efficacy of herbal extracts of Thymus vulgaris and Achillea millefolium, propolis and systemic glucantime against cutaneous leishmaniasis in Balb/c mice was evaluated in this study.
We investigated the effects of Achillea millefolium extract in vitro on the growth of primary rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) as well as the potential involvement of estrogen receptors (ERs) in this process.
The methanolic extract of Achillea millefolium L was filtered on qualitative circle, Whatman filter paper No.
Strategy types are according to Grime's (1979) C-S-R plant strategies (C - competitive, S - stress-tolerant, R - ruderal) Strategy Betula10 Betula10 Species type planted natural Achillea millefolium CR/CSR 2 (0.
Name of the herb Parts used Quantity Extracts of Capparis spinosa Root 49 mg Cichorium intybus Seed 49 mg Solanum nigrum Whole plant 25 mg Terminalia arjuna Bark 25 mg Cassia occidentals Seed 13 mg Achillea millefolium Aerial part 13 mg Tamarix gallica Whole plant 13 mg
THE wine coloured blooms of Allium sphaero cephalon contrast well with the flat-topped flower heads of yarrow, Achillea millefolium and both are a magnet to bees, but ter flies and other beneficial inse cts.
Years ago, the Lummis House in Pasadena, adjacent to the Southwest Museum, used a dwarf yarrow with pinkish flowers, Achillea millefolium `Rosea,' as a lawn substitute.
The well known chamomile tea herbal tea comes from Chamaemelum nobile and the common yarrow, Achillea millefolium, provides an important source of medicine for a wide variety of ailments.
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