Yarrow - Herbal Research
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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
Orally for loss of appetite, common cold, dyspeptic ailments such as mild spastic discomfort of the gastrointestinal tract, as a choleretic and for the treatment of fevers (6,12,16). Externally for skin inflammation and wounds (6). Externally as a sitz bath for treatment of painful, cramp-like conditions due to menstrual disorders (12).
Uses described in traditional medicine
Orally as an emmenagogue, eyewash, haemostat, laxative, sleep aid, stimulant tonic, and to treat baldness, prostatitis and vertigo (8,9)(15,17,18). Used externally for the treatment of haemorrhoids, haematoma and burn injuries (19)
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8. de Padua LS, Bunyapraphatsara N, Lemmens RHMJ, eds. Plant resources of South-East Asia, No. 12(1). Leiden, Backhuys Publishers, 1999.
9. Farnsworth NR, NAPRALERT database. Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scientific and Technical Network [STN] of Chemical Abstracts Services), 30 June 2005
12. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J, eds. Herbal medicine. Expanded Commission E monographs. Austin, TX, American Botanical Council, 2000.
15. Rauchensteiner F, Nejati S, Saukel J. Achillea millefolium group (Asteraceae) in Middle Europe and the Balkans: a diverse source for the crude drug Herba Millefolii. Journal of Traditional Medicine, 2004, 21:113–119.
16. Mahler P. Zur Wirkung der Bittermittel auf die Magensaftssekretion [The action of bitters on the secretion of gastric juice]. Zeitschrift Gesamte Experimentelle Medizin, 1926, 51:267–277 [in German].
17. The Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of India Part I. Vol. I, 1st ed. New Delhi, Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy, 1990 (reprinted 2001).
18. Lesiovskaya EE et al, eds. Pharmacotherapy with the principles of phytotherapy. Moscow, Geotar-Med, 2003 [in Russian].
19. Hagers Handbuch der Drogen. [CD ROM]. Heidelberg, Springer Verlag, 2003 [in German].