In my country, yerrow is considered to be one of the most important and potent plant.
it us used for:
- breast troubles - external and internal
- female genital problems - external
- stomach and liver problems - internal
- kidney problems - internal
- dermatological problems - external
i took the liberty to translate a small article on yarrow:
Achillea millefolium has usages in helping healing scars, antiinflamatory, and antyhemorragy. it is one of the most formidable plants in order to treat open wounds, cysites, and hemorragyc dihareeas or inflamatory affections. its actions are soft and witha lagre specter of action.
Internal: it is a mild anti- allergen, (blocks hystamine action) , anti astmatic ( helps relxing the smoth muscle in the bronchic tree, helps expectoration), potent antiinflamatory, mild intestinal antiseptic, mild antiseptic for kidneys, week carminatice (flowers are used to reduce volume of intestinal gases), very potent gastric, intestinal and reno-urinary cicatrizant, INTERN), cicatrizant gastric, intestinal si reno-urinar foarte puternic, poent colagog (increases 4 times gall secretion), mild emenagog (favorize menstruation - flowers especially), good tonic digestive.
external actions: very potent antialergic, mild antibacterian, potent antiinflamatory, help healing of scars.
Intern: gastric and duodenal ulcer, hyperaccidic gastrites, bleeding hemorroids, epistaxis, adjuvant in hemopthisy, internal bleeding, difficil digestion, dispepsy, internal gases. also used in amenorea, entero-renal syndrome, (hemorragic) cistite, high blood pressure, cardio-renal edems, nefrites and pielo nefrites. it can be used in astm and astmathyform bronchytes. It can be used for a number of feminine problems as painfull and heavy menstruations, painfull sweling of breasts before menstruation, celulites, uterin spasms, etc. can be used also for varicosity, hemorroids pectoral angines, pneumonias and pleurresyas, troubles with blood vessesl
I have put it in a tea. I thought later that perhaps I was crazy to do this! Who knows it could be dangerous, and I was just taking the word of an herb book. I liked it though. There is something about it yarrow tea that seems to soothe the throat.
It's also good in the treatment of fevers, when used in conjunction with anti-viral/anti-bacterial garlic. I prefer the "wild" ones, as they have more of the medicinal properties than the ornamental ones. I enjoyed this article!