Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) - herb for women
Abbe Kneipp (a renowned European herbalist) says in his writings: "Women could be spared many troubles, if they just took Yarrow tea from time to time!"
This herb is very helpful for irregular menstruation, during menopause and also after menopause. Maria Treben suggests sitz baths for inflammation of the ovaries and fibroids. Therapeutic Uses of Yarrow:
- Wounds. Yarrow contains many chemicals that support its traditional use as a wound treatment. They spur blood coagulation, are antiseptic, and have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving action.
- Digestive Problems. Yarrow helps relax the smooth muscle tissue of the digestive tract.
- Women's health concerns. Due to yarrow's relaxing of smooth muscles such as the uterus, the herb is used in treating menstrual cramps
- Stress, anxiety and insomnia. Yarrow contains a small amount of hypnotic chemical called thujone, the effects of which have been compared to marijuana. This may account for the herb's traditional use as a sedative.
Some studies have shown that yarrow protects the liver from toxic chemical damage. Yarrow may also help treating hepatitis. If you have liver disease, ask your physician about using yarrow in addition to standard therapies. Yarrow tea can also help in cases of: -nausea -migraine -bleeding hemorrhoids -indigestion -stomach cramps -inflammation of the gastro-intestinal track Yarrow grows in meadows and pastures, by roadsides and paths. Common names: Milfoil, Knight's Milfoil, Nosebleed, Woundwort, Bloodwort and Soldier's Herb You can find more information about yarrow and how to prepare tincture, ointment, sitz bath in her book “Health Through God’s Pharmacy”
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