Yarrow for kidney disease
Yarrow is a very valuable medicinal herb, with much scientific evidence of use in alternative medicine as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, stimulant, and tonics, vasodilator and vulnerary. Yarrow is used against colds, cramps, fevers, kidney disorders, toothaches, skin irritations, and hemorrhages, and to regulate menses, stimulate the flow of bile, and purify the blood. Medicinal tea is a good remedy for severe colds and flu, for stomach ulcers, amenorrhea, abdominal cramps, abscesses, trauma and bleeding, and to reduce inflammation. The main constituents are volatile oils including linalool, camphor, sabinene, and chamazulene, sesquiterpene lctones, flavanoids, alkaloids including achilleine, polyacetylenes, triterpenes, salicylic acid, coumarins, and tannins which prove these uses in alternative medicine to be effective. Extracts of yarrow exhibit antibiotic activity and may also act as anti-neoplastic drugs. Externally for treating wounds and stopping the flow of blood. Yarrow oil has been traditionally used in hair shampoos. Some caution is advised , large or frequent doses taken over a long period may cause the skin to be more sensitive to sunlight.
And Yarrow is also the great classic remedy for stomch flu and any condition where the intestines are infected such as diverticulitis. Native American herbalists made extensive use of Yarrow, applying the chewed leaves as a poultice to burns and taking the leaf tea for hemorrhage, bloody diarrhea, bowel complaints and as a general remedy for fevers to bring on restful sleep. The leaf and flower tea was taken for chest pain and heart problems and for coughs, colds, nausea and for kidney and liver ailments.
Others Medicinal Applications
An ointment of the leaves cures wounds and is good for inflammations and applied to ulcers and fistulas.
A decoction of it boiled with white wine is good to stop the running of the reins in men and whites in women.
It also contains a substance which hastens the clotting time of the blood following injury.
It regulates menstruation, reduces blood pressure and heals bleeding piles.
Yarrow is one of the best-known herbal remedies for fevers, common cold, influenza and helps the body expels toxins.
It opens the pores freely and purifies the blood, and is recommended in the early stages of children's colds, and in measles and other eruptive diseases.
A decoction of the whole plant is employed for bleeding piles, and is good for kidney disorders.
It has the reputation also of being a preventative of baldness, if the head be washed with it.
When taken internally, yarrow invigorates appetite, increases digestion as well as absorption of nutrients by the body.
The astringent feature of yarrow makes it a useful medication in stopping diarrhea and dysentery as well as impedes hemorrhage from the intestinal coatings.
It helps in healing infections and swollen organs like in the case of gastritis and enteritis.
Yarrow helps in relieving cramps arising out of tensions, wind, colic or nervous dyspepsia.
The herb is also useful in lowering blood pressure.
The herb is useful in soothing painful joints and also clears the skin.
The herb contains sterols, which have actions similar to hormones and aids in controlling the menstrual cycle and as well as heals uterus blockages.
Yarrow is also useful as an herbal cleanser for skin wrinkles.