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Yarrow Supplements: Are They Effective Against a Cold?

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 10:24 PM

The medicinal herb yarrow or Achillea millefolium has been in continuous use among natural remedies in many parts of the world for the treatment of cold, flu, fever, diarrhea, and arthritis. Due to the beneficial properties of this herb, yarrow supplements are also available as natural remedies for treating the common cold. Let us discuss how well this medicinal herb works among natural remedies for disease conditions and if yarrow supplements are effective natural remedies for treating colds.

Use of Yarrow Supplements Among Natural Remedies for Various Conditions
  • Yarrow supplements are used as natural remedies for healing wounds. The herb helps stop excessive bleeding from wounds or injuries.
  • The herb and yarrow supplements are also used as natural remedies for relieving heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Yarrow supplements are used as natural remedies for aiding proper digestion.
  • This medicinal herb is also known for its urinary antiseptic property.
  • Yarrow supplements also find use in aiding proper circulation.
  • The medicinal herb is one of the best-known natural remedies for cold, flu, and fever.

Are Yarrow Supplements Effective Natural Remedies for Colds?

Yarrow is a medicinal herb acknowledged among natural remedies for eliciting sweating in the human body. This makes the herb or yarrow supplements a natural medium to cold and fever as it increases body heat and improves blood circulation while generating precipitation. This sweating enables the body to reduce symptoms of fever. Among natural remedies, the herb, when taken as a hot tea along with peppermint, effectively fights colds.

How Do These Supplements Work?

To understand how yarrow supplements are effective in fighting colds, fever, or any flu symptoms, it is necessary to see the properties of the herb or its supplements that counter the symptoms of colds.
The body temperature of patients of colds or fevers remains high. To reduce this, it is necessary for the body to sweat. In colds or fevers, sweating needs to be induced to reduce the infection. Yarrow supplements or the natural herb helps in reducing the high temperature caused by fevers or the cold viral infection by easing the process of circulation and relaxing the skin pores, which enables profuse sweating of the body. This helps counter the infection and thus to effectively fight against cold and fever.

Dosage and Side Effects of Overdosing on Yarrow Supplements

Knowing the proper dosage of yarrow supplements as natural remedies for colds is essential for effective treatment as well as preventing the side effects of the medicinal herb or its supplements.
  • ·         As capsules, one to two capsules of yarrow supplements are recommended at least five times a day.
  • ·         As a tincture, a quarter- to a half-tablespoon of the tincture is to be taken between two and five times per day.
In case of an overdose of this medicinal herb or of yarrow supplements, side effects can include headaches, nausea, drowsiness, and rare instances of skin irritation. Largely, these natural remedies for cold or other listed diseases are usually safe for adults when taken in proper dosage and under prescription.
Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and babies should not consume this herb or its supplements.

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Yarrow herb (Achillea millefolium) is well known for its medicinal usage. This is used among natural remedies for various health conditions including cold, fever, flu, diarrhea, as well as arthritis. Let us examine the effectiveness of yarrow supplements in treating the common cold.
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