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Health Benefits

  • Yarrow’s most traditional use is as a topical treatment for healing external wounds. The powdered herb can be sprinkled directly onto wounds or you can add it to salvesand/or ointments. A leaf of yarrow can be applied directly to nosebleeds to halt the bleeding.
  • According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, it is a good tonic for easing menstrual cramps and bleeding. Use yarrow as a tea by steeping 1 to 2 teaspoons of the dried herb in 1 cup of boiling water for ten minutes. Drink up to three times a day.
  • Some people chew the fresh leaves to relieve toothache.
  • In combination with other herbs, yarrow is used for bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), mild gastrointestinal (GI) cramping and other GI complaints.
  • Yarrow is applied to the skin to stop bleeding from hemorrhoids, for wounds and for cramp like conditions in women.
  • Moreover, yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery and diarrhea, loss of appetite and to induce sweating.
  • Notice that yarrow’s tea is extremely bitter.

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