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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
None.
 
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)

References:
 
6. Bradley PR, British  herbal  compendium.Vol.  1.  Dorset,  British  Herbal Medicine Association, 1992.
 
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].


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