- What other names is Yarrow known by?
- What is Yarrow?
- How does Yarrow work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Yarrow.
Yarrow is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, absence of menstruation, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort, and to induce sweating.
Some people chew the fresh leaves to relieve toothache.
Yarrow is applied to the skin to stop bleeding from hemorrhoids; for wounds; and as a sitz bath for painful, lower pelvic, cramp-like conditions in women.
In combination with other herbs, yarrow is used for bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), mild gastrointestinal (GI) cramping, and other GI complaints.
In foods, the young leaves and flowers of yarrow are used in salads.
In manufacturing, yarrow is also used as a cosmetic cleanser and in snuff. Yarrow oil is used in shampoos.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Gum disease (gingivitis). Early research suggests that using a mouthwash containing juniper, nettle and yarrow or 3 months does not improve gum disease.
- Common cold.
- Hay fever.
- Stomach discomfort.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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