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/yar·row/ (yar´o)
1. any of several plants of the genus Achillea, especially A. millefolium.
2. a preparation of the above-ground parts of A. millefolium, used for anorexia and dyspepsia and for liver and gallbladder complaints; also used in homeopathy.


an herb native to Europe and Asia, now grown in North America.
uses This herb is used to decrease bleeding, to improve circulation, and to treat GI disorders, hypertension, and thrombi. Chemical analysis supports the possibility of beneficial effects, but there are insufficient reliable data from human studies to assess its efficacy.
contraindications Yarrow should not be used during pregnancy and lactation. It is also contraindicated in those with known hypersensitivity to this plant or other members of the Compositae family, such as Chamomilla recutita, Tanacetum parthenium, or T. vulgare.

yarrow (yarˑ·ō),

n Latin name:
Achillea millefolium; parts used: dried leaves, flowers; uses: genitourinary conditions, respiratory ailments, gastrointestinal complaints, wound healing, skin conditions, eczema; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; those taking anticoagulant medications, high blood pressure medications, CNS depressants. Also called
bloodwort, gordaldo, milfoil, nosebleed, old man's pepper, sanguinary, soldier's woundwort, stanchgrass, or

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The plant will never be diminished entirely, but treatment with milfoil weevils can drastically reduce its prevalence, improving water quality and recreational use.
This report describes the Milfoil Scoping Project, a project designed to aid drinking water managers in detecting, mitigating, and controlling the potential impact of invasive water milfoil on their reservoirs.
Similarly, as we have found in Maine, when you take a lake and introduce milfoil into it, you don't get the same lake plus milfoil.
Invasive weeds, including Eurasian milfoil and water chestnuts, and bacterial contamination from polluted stormwater add to the water woes.
I grumbled and blamed the "Eurasian Milfoil," an invasive foreign vegetation, which destroys lakes by strangling the natural balance of aquatic life.
Eurasian water milfoil is another plant that is creating problems in the Great Lakes, Massive beds of the plant can make boating and swimming impossible and can reduce fish and invertebrate populations.
Examples of oxygenating plants include water buttercup, curly pond weed, water milfoil, and hornwort.
It is also known as woundwort, staunch-weed and knight's milfoil.
In late 1980, stocks of Asian milfoil (Myriophyllum) imported into Los Angeles from Florida were contaminated with L.
In fact, Helal said, he was surprised to find Eurasian milfoil, an exotic weed that troubles Michigan lakes, present in the Nile this time around.
The dense mats of water chestnut shade other plants such as native water celery and Eurasian water milfoil, which wildlife use as food.