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Alternative Names

Achilee, Achillea, Achillée, Achillée Boréale, Achillée Laineuse, Achillée Millefeuille, Acuilee, Band Man's Plaything, Bauchweh, Birangasifa, Birangasipha, Biranjasipha, Bloodwort, Carpenter's Weed, Civan Percemi, Common Yarrow, Devil's Nettle, Devil's Plaything, Erba Da Cartentieri, Erba Da Falegname, Gandana, Gemeine Schafgarbe, Green Arrow, Herbe à la Coupure, Herbe à Dindes, Herbe aux Charpentiers, Herbe Militaire, Huile Essentielle d'Achillée, Katzenkrat, Milefolio, Milenrama, Milfoil, Millefeuille, Millefolii Flos, Millefolii Herba, Millefolium, Millegoglie, Noble Yarrow, Nosebleed, Old Man's Pepper, Rajmari, Roga Mari, Sanguinary, Soldier's Wound Wort, Sourcil de Vénus, Staunchweed, Tausendaugbram, Thousand-Leaf, Wound Wort, Yarrow Essential Oil CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Bloodroot

Scientific Name

Achillea Millefolium

Why Do People Use Yarrow?

Oral preparations of Achillea millefolium (Yarrow), like yarrow powder, are used for the treatment of common cold, fever, amenorrhea, allergic rhinitis, diarrhea issues, dysentery problems, to induce sweating, mild or spastic gastrointestinal (GI) tract discomfort and for loss of appetite. Yarrow is also used orally for thrombotic conditions with hypertension such as coronary and cerebral thrombosis. Fresh leaves of yarrow are chewed to cure toothache. Topically - Yarrow is used topically for various purposes such as a stypticl, for wounds, for bleeding hemorrhoids, lower pelvic, as a sitz bath for painful hemorrhoids, for conditions associated with cramps of psychosomatic origin in women. Combination with Other Herbs - Yarrow is combined with other herbs for flatulence, bloating, nervous gastrointestinal complaints and for mild gastrointestinal (GI) cramping. In Foods Items - The young flowers and leaves of yarrow are used in salads. In Manufacturing Activities - Yarrow is also used in snuff and as a cosmetic cleanser and yarrow oil is utilized in shampoos.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Oral consumption of yarrow in amounts commonly found in foods is considered safe to use. Yarrow has acquired Generally Recognized as Safe status (GRAS) in the United States foods items. It is considered safe when used orally and appropriately for medicinal purposes. Likely Unsafe In Pregnancy Condition - Oral consumption of yarrow can lead to abortion in pregnant females and can adversely affect the menstrual cycles as well. Avoid in Lactation - Breastfeeding nursing infants could be adversely affected by the excessive dosage of yarrow by their mothers.

How Effective Is Yarrow?

To rate the yarrow efficacy, there is scarce and unreliable information available.

How Yarrow Works?

The most effective parts of Achillea millefolium are the aerial parts. Yarrow has antipyretic, diaphoretic, astringent, hypotensive, urinary antiseptic, diuretic, antiflatulent and spasmolytic effects. Yarrow consists of fatty acids, amino acids, caffeic acid, ascorbic acid, salicylic acid, folic acid, alkaloids, succinic acid and flavonoids such as tannins, rutin, an unknown cyanogenetic compound, volatile oil and sugars. The volatile oils include chamazulene, different azulenes, and thujone. The volatile oil content, and particularly the azulene content, shifts significantly relying upon the source. The alkaloids may have diuretic and anti-inflammatory activity.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Yarrow?

Overdose of yarrow may result in diuretic and sedative effects when used orally. Topical application of yarrow can result in dermatitis issues.

How Yarrow Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Herbs and Supplements Containing Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet Effects - Combination of various supplements & herbs that affect platelet aggregation and Achillea millefolium could enhance the potential risks of bleeding in some individuals. Herbs included in such category are clove, Panax ginseng, angelica, garlic, danshen, ginkgo, ginger and others. Thujone-Containing Herbs - Combination of yarrow and thujone-containing herbs can increase the risk of toxicity of thujone. Herbs containing thujone are oriental arborvitae, oak moss, tansy, sage, tree moss, thuja (cedar) and wormwood.

How Yarrow Interacts With Drugs?

Antacids - Interaction rating between yarrow powder and drugs containing antacid is minor, still be careful about this mixture. Because of reports that yarrow build stomach acidity, yarrow may reduce the antacids effectiveness. Antiplatelet or Anticoagulant Drugs - Interaction rating between Achillea millefolium and drugs containing antiplatelet or anticoagulant effects is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. Utilization of such combination may result in increased effects and adverse effects. Barbiturates - Interaction rating between yarrow powder and barbiturates is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. This usage may enhance the barbiturate-induced sleep time. Few of these sedative medications include secobarbital (Seconal), phenobarbital (Luminal), pentobarbital (Nembutal) and others. H2-Blockers - Interaction rating between yarrow and H2 blockers is minor, still be careful about this mixture. Because of some reports in which yarrow enhances the stomach acid, it may decrease the productivity of H2-blockers. The H2 blockers include ranitidine (Zantac), cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine (Pepcid) and nizatidine (Axid) as well. Lithium - Interaction rating between yarrow powder and lithium is moderate, so be careful about this combination. Yarrow has diuretic effects, therefore this herb may increase levels of lithium and lessen its excretion. So, lithium dosage should be kept under control to avoid such situations. Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) - Interaction rating between Achillea millefolium and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) containing drugs is minor, so be cautious about taking this mixture. According to some reports, yarrow may lessen the productivity of PPIs. PPIs include lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazole (Aciphex) and esomeprazole (Nexium).

How Yarrow Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Yarrow Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Yarrow Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Cross-Allergenicity - Consumption of yarrow may result in allergic reaction particularly in those individuals who are sensitive to the Compositae or Asteraceae family of plants. Family members include chrysanthemums, ragweed, daisies, marigolds and many other herbs as well. Surgery - Yarrow has antiplatelet activities. Yarrow may cause excessive bleeding if utilized perioperatively. So, patients are advised to discontinue the use of yarrow minimum two weeks of their suggested surgical procedures.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Yarrow?

ORAL There is no typical oral dosage of yarrow. Typically yarrow in used orally as dried flower head as 2-4 grams or is used as tea as one cup thrice every day. In order to make such tea, steep two grams finely cut above ground parts or 2 to 4 grams of dried flower head in 150 mL of warm water for continuously 10 to 15 minutes and then strain the liquid. Daily consumption of up to 4.5 grams above ground parts, 3 teaspoons pressed juice from fresh plants, 3 grams flower heads or equivalent preparations on daily basis. Yarrow is also taken as liquid extract with ratio 1:1 in 25% concentrated alcohol. Its typical dose is 2 to 4 mL thrice every day. However, as tincture (with ratio 1:5 in 45% concentrated alcohol) is generally dosed at 2 to 4 mL thrice every day should be consumed. TOPICAL Yarrow in used topically with no typical dosage.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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