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Yarrow for menopause, poor circulation, gastritis, or respiratory problems.

If you like to learn about medicinal plants in order to take advantage of their properties and take care of yourself naturally, today we are talking about an herb that is really interesting due to the wide variety of uses and applications it has.

In this article about Yarrow we will discover its therapeutic qualities, what it is good for, how it is used and its possible contraindications.

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What is Yarrow?

Yarrow , Achilea millefolium L , medicinal plant with different medicinal uses and health benefits that is used for both internal and external use.

Yarrow is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Eurasia that belongs to the botanical family of the Composites or Asteraceae , like Stevia , arnica , milk thistle or artichoke .

What is Yarrow for ? An herb that has been highly appreciated in popular medicine for being very useful for respiratory problems, improving blood circulation, gastritis, symptoms of menopause and menstrual cramps thanks to the medicinal properties of Yarrow .

To take advantage of the benefits of Yarrow in home remedies, flowery tops are used, which have active principles such as essential oils, flavonoids, tannins, curmarins or vitamin C.

The Yarrow, besides being a medicinal plant with many uses, is very beautiful and has a very pleasant aroma, so I encourage you to grow Yarrow at home so you always have it at hand.

Yarrow medicinal properties

This medicinal plant has very interesting properties that help us to maintain or improve our health in a natural way:

      • Anti-inflammatory
      • Diuretic
      • Antiseptic
      • Healing
      • Antihemorrhoidal
      • Hemostatic
      • Antipyretic
      • Digestive
      • Antimicrobial
      • Pain relieving
      • Antihemorrhagic
      • Mild hypoglycemic
      • Antispasmodic
      • Choleric
      • Astringent

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Benefits of using Yarrow

yarrow properties It is traditionally used to improve painful periods or periods.

The infusion applied topically is a natural remedy to regulate oily and acne-prone skin.

Yarrow is a very useful medicinal plant to reduce the symptoms of menopause.

It is used for nausea and vomiting.

Yarrow can help reduce blood pressure in cases of hypertension.

Helps fight episodes of diarrhea.

This plant accelerates wound healing.

Yarrow is effective for poor circulation, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

It is indicated for cases of gastritis.

We can use Yarrow for ailments related to the respiratory system such as asthma or bronchitis.

May improve whooping cough.

Yarrow helps us fight infections

This medicinal plant is used for internal and external bleeding.

It can be effective in eliminating intestinal parasites.

Yarrow is a natural remedy to reduce fever.

Improves slow and heavy digestions.

The Yarrow plant is effective for a swollen belly.

It can improve the functioning of the gallbladder.

We can apply it externally to clean animal bites or stings.

For the retention of liquids the infusion of Yarrow is very useful.

Take advantage of the benefits of yarrow but without running the risk of ingesting traces of pesticides that were used in its cultivation, opt for an Ecological Yarrow , better for your health and for nature.

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How to use Yarrow

Internal use : in infusion. To make yarrow infusion we put a teaspoon of the dried plant in a cup and add 200 ml of very hot water. Let stand 3 minutes and then strain and drink little by little as it cools down.

External use : applying the infusion of the plant or the juice of the fresh plant locally, we can use the Yarrow to clean wounds, burns or hemorrhoids. Another external use of Yarrow is to perform sitz baths with the infusion for cases of hemorrhoids or vaginal itching. It is also used to gargle and take care of oral hygiene.

Yarrow contraindications

Like the vast majority of medicinal plants, the consumption of yarrow during pregnancy is not recommended. Nor is the use of medicinal plants recommended during lactation.

Children under 12 years old should not take medicinal plants.

It should not be consumed for more than 2 weeks in a row. After this time, if you want to take it again, you should leave a week off.

If you are under pharmacological treatment, you should consult with your doctor and / or your pharmacist before taking medicinal plants because they can interact with the medicinal action of drugs, enhancing or canceling their effect.

This is general information only and is not a substitute for medical advice. Consult with a health professional about how to use this medicinal plant based on your medical history and your particular needs. 
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