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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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Q. Doyou know if the Plant Yarrow give a RASH?

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