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.