Yarrow

Achillea millefolium


Medicinal Use:

Fever

Colds / flu

Sinus and coughs (especially with golden seal)

Digestive ailments – bloating, flatulence, GI complaints

Gallstones / gallbladder complaints

Uterine pains – uterine toning, blood in urine, spasms

Heavy menses, irregular/scanty menses              

Internal bleeding

Cramps / endometriosis

Natural fly repellent

Allergies / hay fever – watery eyes and runny nose, pollen, dust etc.

Externally can stop bleeding and heal wounds, bruises, burns, cuts

Menopause

Contraindications:

Allergy to aster family

Pregnancy / Lactating

Bleeding disorder

Warning:

Excess dosage can cause: drowsiness and increased urination

Beware of skin irritations when used externally

Stop use 2 weeks prior to surgery

Long-term use can cause: headache, photosensitivity to light

Interactions:

Blood thinning medications

Lithium

Barbiturates / sedatives

Antacids

H2 blockers – decrease stomach acid: Tagamet, Pepcid, Nexium, etc.


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