Yarrow

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Common Name Yarrow
Latin Name Achillea millifolium
Family Compositae
Part Used Aerial parts ( top 6 inches of flowering plants)
Gathering Time When flowering
Constituents Volatile oil, flavonoids, tannins, bitter alkaloid
Actions Diaphoretic, hypotensive, astringent, anti-catarrhal, emmenagogue, hepatic, stimulant, tonic
Common Uses Aids in fevers by promoting perspiration, lowers blood pressure due to dilation of peripheral blood vessels, acts as a bitter in aiding digestion, antiseptic to the urinary tract, styptic both externally and internally within the G.I. tract, anti-diarrheal
Contraindications Taken internally over a long period of time - may interfere with vitamin and mineral absorption, constipation. Avoid during pregnancy.
Possible Drug Interactions May potentiate anti-hypertensive medications.
Overdose Symptoms Unknown

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