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  • Writer's pictureLeonie Quigley

Herb of the Week

Yarrow – Scientific Name (Achillea millefolium)

Parts Used: Aerial parts (parts exposed to air)

Main Actions:

Diaphoretic – controls fevers by promoting sweating

Antipyretic – reduces or prevents fever

Peripheral valodilator – promotes circulation to the extremities (peripherals)

Styptic – stops bleeding when applied to area


Some therapeutic uses:

Unusually heavy bleeding

Gastrointestinal bleeding

Colds and flues

Chronic skin disorders - topically


High doses are contraindicated where there is intestinal obstruction

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