Yarrow is historically known for its medical properties. It’s very beneficial that even people called it the cure-all herbs medicine for children. Yarrow itself is a long-stemmed member of the sunflower family found in the wild mostly in the northern part of Hemisphere. Yes, for those who live in Asia, they might not know this herb for yarrow is very difficult to find in Asia.
Does yarrow stop bleeding?
Through research and studies, it proves that yarrow does indeed very effective at breaking up congealed blood as it is at stopping hemorrhages. This makes this herb very valuable as a first-aid remedy for thrombosis, blood blisters, bruises with bleeding beneath the skin and as well as hemorrhoids. Yarrow has not only ability to stop bleeding but also break up stagnant blood, making it a valuable menstrual remedy. This plant is so beneficial that even effective to deal with bleeding wounds caused by weapons or tools made of iron like swords or knife.
Benefits of yarrow herb in stopping bleeding
Yarrow has a particular repute for stopping bleeding, from light bleeding until heavy bleeding. It’s really versatile that it works to tone the blood vessels, especially the smaller veins and lower the blood pressure by dilating the capillaries. This means that yarrow herb has a beneficial whole-body effect through the blood system, especially for hypertension and coronary thrombosis. Mentioned below are some of the benefits of yarrow in stopping bleeding:
Hemorrhages happen when a large flow of blood leak from the damaged blood vessels. It is a serious condition so yarrow plant can be used as first- aid before rushing to the hospital to minimize the bleeding.
Menstrual period brings many discomforts to women, especially if the blood flow doesn’t flow well. This can happen because some of the blood become stagnant and need something to break it up. Yarrow herb can have that ability to break up the stagnant blood. It will normalize blood flow if there is clotting.
Vaginal discharge relief
Not only Yarrow is good for vaginal discharge, it also can help prevent painful periods. This is because yarrow is also good to soothe any cramp including cramp that often experiences by women during their periods.
Closing bleeding wounds
This herb also can stop heavy bleeding like bleeding wounds from a weapon. Not only that it can stop the bleeding, it can also act as antibacterial and antimicrobial to the wounds so you won’t get any infections.
Good for Hemorrhoids
If treating hemorrhoids, you can take yarrow tea internally and place a yarrow poultice and compress over the affected are. This will help stop the bleeding and ease the hemorrhoids.
Yarrow is famous for its ability to stop a nosebleed. All you have to do is to roll the leaves until it releases its aromatic oil then insert the leaves into the affected nostril and leave it be until the bleeding completely stop. After that, you may remove the plug gently.
Where can I get yarrow herb?
Finding yarrow herb might not be easy for those who live in Asia but in the West, this herb is a-must-grown herb in their family lawn. Yarrow can be got in dried, powdered, mixed with plantain or comfrey water (both are wounds herbs) or used it fresh. Although it’s very rare in Asia to find this herb, it’s still possible to find it via online store or from big distributors in your country if there is one. In the West, yarrow is very cheap, even free, because people used to grow them in their lawn but in Asia, the price might be expensive.
Ways to use yarrow herb to stop bleeding
There are two principles to stop bleeding in a wound, just keep the wounds clean and apply pressure for bleeding will do well but if you have yarrow, it will help in the healing process and will also act as an antimicrobial herb. During active bleeding, yarrow acts as a styptic herb, which help to slow bleeding. Various forms of yarrow herb can be used by your family to stop the bleeding. Listed below just some ways that you and your family can use to help stop the bleeding:
This is the easiest way to use yarrow for bleeding. You can use a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle to make dried yarrow into a powder. Once it’s powdered, you can use it on the wound by sprinkle a little bit of the powder on the bleeding.
This is also another wonderful way to use yarrow as a first-aid during bleeding. To use this herb as a tincture is easy. Just add a drop full onto a gauze pad around the wound and apply pressure to it.
A poultice is light, small and versatile for you make it as a ready-made and bring it with you or use it whenever you want. You can also make this on your own and the method is not difficult, too. Just purchase a fill-your-own-disposable tea bag and place about 1-2 tablespoons of dried yarrow in the tea bags then seals it. To use it is simple, just wet the herb teabag with water thoroughly and place it on the wound. Just don’t forget to apply pressure, too.
This way only good for wounds that ooze other than that this method isn’t as versatile as the other methods mentioned above. If you still want to make it, you can use ¼ to 1/3 cup of dried yarrow (doubled the amount if using fresh yarrow) to a quart of hot water. If you want to use it, just soak the gauze pad in the yarrow infusion then place it on your wound. Apply pressure as needed and change the gauze for at least every couple of hours. Infusion only last for about 2 days so make sure if you want to continue using it, make fresh infusion every other day.
Fresh yarrow is really versatile just like the powder or poultice. You just strip the leaves and flowers of the stem and break them into smaller pieces. There are several ways to use it as follows:
- Place it on the wound and apply pressure.
- Soak with water, then place on a wound and give pressure.
- Place the herb in an open gauze pad, soak with water and place on a wound with pressure.
- Chew the herb to break it down and place it on the wound.