achillea millefolium

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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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Scientific name Plant part Therapeutic area: A15 Achillea millefolium L., flos Dried inflorescence Achillea millefolium L., herba Not applicable Arctium lappa L., radix Not applicable Artemisia absinthium L., herba Not applicable Centaurium Erythraea Rafn, Not applicable herba Cichorium intybus L., radix Not applicable Harpagophytum Procumbens DC Cut dried tuberous and/or Harpagophytum Zeyheri secondary root Decne, radix Marrubium vulgare L., herba Not applicable Trigonella foenum-graecum L., As defined in the Ph.
Specie Observation 1 Baccharis Salicifolia No significant difference 2 Yucca Whipplei No significant difference 3 Lessingia Californica Best growth in plots 1 & 2 (but not significant) 4 Agave Shawaii No significant difference 5 Carex Spissa Best growth in plots 2 6 Mimulus Aurantiacus Best growth in plots 3 & 4 7 Dudleya Edulis Plots 1 & 2 flowered earlier and longer, but little leaf growth; plots 3 & 4 flowered later but had better leaf growth; may be a sign of stress in 1 & 2 8 Calamagrostis Foliosa No significant difference 9 Epilobium Canum Best growth in plots 2 (but not significant) 10 Opuntia Littoralis Best growth in plots 1 & 2 11 Limonium Californicum Best growth in plots 1 12 Achillea Millefolium Best growth in plots 1 & 2 Water.
Flowers and pollens of Achillea millefolium and Paeonia emodi were collected from Kaghan, Fumaria indica from Haripur, Peganum harmala from Lakki Marwat, Origanum vulgare, Psoralea corylifolia, and Rauwolfia serpentina from experimental farm PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Peshawar (Figure 1).
Maydis stigmatum, Herniaria glabra L., Glycyrrhisa glabra L., Achillea millefolium L., Zizyphus Jujuba mill-increase diuresis without change of urine pH.
For several diseases she mentioned the use of different plants (e.g., cough and tuberculosis treated with Juniperus communis L., Viburnum opulus L., Cetraria islandica (L.) Ach., Achillea millefolium L., Menyanthes trifoliata L.; kidney and bladder diseases treated with Jovibarba sobolifera (Sims) Opiz and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng., etc.), while according to her boils were to be treated only with P.
Group 2--diuretics of moderate effect increase of diuresis by 25-50% from initial volume --included extracts from Maydis stigmatum, Glycirrhiza glabra L., Hypericum perforatum L., Achillea millefolium L.
Ladakh has abundant number of plants with medicinal value (such as Achillea millefolium, Bunium persicum, Caparis spinosa, Carum carvi, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Hippophae rhamnoides, Medicago sativa, Mentha longifolia, Ocimum basilicum, Origanum vulgare, Rheum webbianum, Rhodiola imbricata, Rosa webbiana, Saussurea lappa, etc.) that may help to develop the economy of the state further.
Only six exotic species were recorded in the plots, Poa pratensis (Kentucky blue grass), Achillea millefolium (yarrow), and Rumex acetosella (sour dock) being the most common with Importance Values between 2.5 and 8.2 (Table 1).
The DM content of analyzed plants varied between 198 g/kg for Achillea millefolium and 235 g/kg for Teucrium flavum.
Subsequent chapters examine sixty-four herbs that are readily available in North America, starting with Agrimonia eupatoria and ending with witch hazel and Achillea millefolium. Instructions for preparing herbal infusions, poultices, and decoctions are accompanied by information about the application and uses of herbal remedies; contraindications and possible drug-drug interactions; and additional resources for locating herbs.
Yn sicr roedd yn broblem reit gyffredin ac roedd 'na nifer o wahanol blanhigion yn cael eu defnyddio i'w drin - rhai mor amrywiol 'r milddail (Achillea millefolium; yarrow), ffa'r gors (Menyanthes trifoliata; bog bean), llau'r offeiriad (Galium aparine; cleavers), fioled br (Viola odorata; sweet violet) a chribau Sant Ffraid (Satchys officinalis; betony).