Yarrow - a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the family Asteraceae. Inflorescence - flowered small baskets. Flowers - white, yellow, pink or red. In total there are more than a hundred species, mostly located in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere. Yarrow grows mainly in the steppes, meadows, along the edges of fields, roads, mountain slopes, forest edges. Yarrow blooms from June to September, for the assembly use the tops of flowering plants. The smell of his fragrant, taste bitter. Women's magazine JustLady tell you today what the disease helps to cure this wonderful plant. But to start talk about how it is collected and dried.

For medicinal purposes collect grass and flowers of the plant. Grass harvested in the flowering period. Knives or shears cut leafy tops of the plants are not more than 15 cm in length. Wherein the base of the stem on which there leaves need not touch. Collecting inflorescences with peduncles pads can be cut only 2 cm. Ifyarrow formed a whole thicket, it can be mowed with scythes, and then choose from a mass grass. Raw dried ventilated attics, under eaves or in the dryer at a temperature not exceeding 50 ° C. The dried raw material can be stored for 2 years.

Milfoil has the following pharmacological properties: choleretic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, hemostatics, astringent and antibacterial properties. The leaves and blossoms of the plant contain essential oil ahillein alkaloid, tannins, inulin and asparagine, resins, nitrates, carotene, organic acid, bitter substances, vitamin C and K.

Yarrow: used in folk medicine

Yarrow - Widely used in folk medicine remedy that centuries of successful use of proven effective and unprecedented favor. Use this plant and as an external agent, and for internal use. The plant helps to heal wounds, and the infusion is very useful in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, gall stones and kidney problems. Grass is useful in atherosclerosis, menstrual irregularities, thrush, heavy menstruation, inflammation of the ovaries, and uterine fibroids. Juice from fresh plant stops the blood from fresh wounds, helps her speedy healing. To improve the appetite and metabolism drink the juice from the leaves of the plant with honey.


Yarrow: application inside

Yarrow prescribed for stomach ulcers, gastritis, bleeding, diabetes, colitis, sluggish digestion, lack of appetite, rheumatism, tuberculosis, tumors, gynecological diseases, inflammation of the urinary tract, varicose veins. Infusion of herbs for internal use prescribed for duodenal ulcer and stomach, ulcerative colitis, chronic dysentery, cholecystitis, hepatitis. Decoction and infusion in combination with other herbs prescribed for renal tuberculosis, acute and chronic cystitis, uterine bleeding, bronchiectasis, with epistaxis.

Tysyachelistni: to cure decoction and juice

Fresh juice of the plant into use in anemia, to prevent the formation of stones in the liver and kidneys, with internal bleeding (gastrointestinal, lung, uterine, nasal). Journal JustLady recommends pay attention to this plant so its readers who suffer from pain during menstruation or may not normalize cycle. Yarrow juice with honey - an excellent general tonic, improves metabolism and helps in diseases of the liver. When mixed with other herbsyarrow used to treat stomach ulcers and gastritis. Included in the stomach, laxatives, as well as mouth-watering fees. Juice and effective for external use - boils, ulcers, poorly healing wounds. In addition, the juice and broth topically applied with bruises, scratches, minor cuts, with epistaxis.


Yarrow: treatment infusion

Infusion of yarrow use in hysteria, neurasthenia, diathesis, internal bleeding, cholelithiasis, gastritis, atherosclerosis, the treatment of obesity. Externally the infusion is recommended for washing ulcers, bleeding wounds with bleeding gums - for rinsing. JustLady advise women who suffer from acne, regularly rinse face decoction of the herb. For eczema, scabies and broth is added to the bath.

Yarrow contraindications

Yarrow not recommended to take into people who are prone to blood clots and increased blood clotting. In addition, it is necessary to check with a doctor dosage and duration of use of drugs of yarrow. Remember that an overdose or prolonged use may receive a skin rash, dizziness and headache. The juice of this plant is contraindicated in pregnant women.

Several recipes:

Anemia recommend the following collection: take equally dandelion root, nettle leaf and yarrow. 1 tbsp collection pour 1, 5, Art. boiling water, to insist 3:00, then strain. Consume 20 minutes. before meals 3-4 times a day.

In chronic gastritis: a teaspoon of herbs to fill 250 g of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. boil, drain. Drink 3 times a day for half a glass.

 Alice Terentyeva
Women's magazine JustLady

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