Relieves minor pains
Stops bleeding of skin wounds
Promotes healing of skin wounds
Yarrow is an antiseptic, astringent, blood purifier, diaphoretic, diuretic, and stimulant. YARROW (Achillea millefolium) Yarrow is well-known for its use as a remedy for cold/flu/fever. It is best to use Yarrow as a hot tea during the first stages of sickness, especially in combination with Elder, Catnip and Mint. It is tonifying and anti-inflammatory to the skin and mucus membranes of the stomach and bowels; thus, helpful for varicose veins, gastroenteritis, dysentery, and diarrhea. As a hemostatic, Yarrow helps to stop bleeding of stomach ulcers, hemorrhoids, and for nosebleeds (especially those due to allergies). Yarrow is an ally for women as it helps to tone the uterus and promote balance in their menstrual flow. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to relieve the dull, achy menstrual pains; it also helps with postpartum bleeding and abnormal flows by acting as a hemostatic.
Like all diaphoretics, Yarrow increases blood flow to the skin and lowers blood pressure in the process. Other internal uses may include: to help clear blood clots; rheumatism; lung congestion; chronic cystitis and urethritis; mucus discharge of the bladder; nephritis (Bright's disease); smallpox; chicken pox; glandular imbalances; and diabetes. Due to its high level of tannins, Yarrow is also an excellent wound healer. External uses include: Athlete's Foot; wounds; muscle and joint pain and inflammation; bleeding; toothaches and gum infections (chewing the root).
Use 6-12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
WARNING: Do not use while pregnant.
CAUTION: Possible side effects include allergic skin rash or inflammation, bleeding, increased light sensitivity. Moore suggests that this herb is not appropriate for long term use during pregnancy.