- May help maintain respiratory health.
- Nutritionally supports mucous membranes.
- Has a soothing effect on the digestive system.
Yarrow belongs to the sunflower family and grows in North America, Europe, Asia and the southern part of Australia. This herb has a long history as myth states the medicinal benefits of yarrow were unearthed by Achilles. Yarrow is closely related to chamomile and looks somewhat like it thanks to its delicate blossoms. This herb is highly astringent and has both respiratory and digestive benefits.
The active components in yarrow include flavonoids, tannin, calcium salt and achillein, an alkaloid principle. This herb may be used to soothe the digestive system and also helps to calm and support the body’s mucous membranes. The astringent nature of yarrow works to tighten and firm tissues. Some herbalists may also use yarrow to treat fever and inflammation, muscle spasm, nosebleeds, arthritis and side effects associated with menstruation. Nature’s Sunshine yarrow contains 300 mg yarrow per capsule.