Yarrow contains chemicals that might help to stop stomach cramps and fight infections.
People commonly use yarrow for eczema, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), wound healing, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Yarrow is sometimes called bloodwort. Don't confuse this with Bloodroot.
Safety Safety definitions
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if yarrow is safe or what the side effects might be. In some people, yarrow might cause skin irritation.
When applied into the vagina: Yarrow is possibly safe when applied in a cream for up to 7 days.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy: Yarrow is likely unsafe when taken by mouth during pregnancy. It can affect the menstrual cycle and might cause miscarriage.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if yarrow is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Yarrow may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. This includes ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking yarrow.
Dosing & administration
Interactions with pharmaceuticals
Interaction Rating=Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Yarrow might have an effect like a "water pill." Taking yarrow might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
Interactions with herbs & supplements
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- Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) ext. equiv. dry 700 mg
- Sambucus nigra ext. equiv. dry 2.1 g
- Euphrasia officinalis ext. equiv. dry 1.05 g
- Echinacea purpurea ext. equiv. dry 1.05 g
- Plantago lanceolata ext. equiv. dry 840 mg
- Tilia cordata ext. equiv. dry 700 mg
- Calendula officinalis ext. equiv. dry 420 mg
- Cinnamomum verum ext. equiv. dry 210 mg
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- Luo Han Guo (fruit) ext. (Monk fruit)
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- Olea europaea (leaf)
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- Capsicum spp.
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- Zingiber officinale
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