Yarrow Flower and Diabetes

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I hope you are doing fine. I was thinking over yarrow flower while going through an article on its effect on diabetes and stabilizing blood sugar levels. I am sharing with you what I've read. 

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What is Yarrow Flower?

It is a flowering plant of the family Asteraceae. It is mostly found in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in North America, Asia and Europe.

The scientific name for this plant is Achilleamillefolium. And common names for this species include gordaldo, old man's pepper, nosebleed plantdevil's nettle, sanguinary, soldier's woundwort, milfoil, thousand-leaf and thousand-sea.

  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Genus: Achillea
  • Species: A. millefolium

Biological terms are still very difficult to memorize. This is just for a general info.

Effect on Blood Sugar Levels

It contains a compound called Inuline. It helps the glucose in bloodstream going into the cells. You might know that in diabetes, the body cells are lacking glucose. Inulin helps supplying them with the amount of glucose they need.

Some flavonoids are also known to have potential role in treating the diabetes mellitus. Flavonoids perform their anti-diabetic function by stabilizing the insulin secreting cells in the pancreas.

Nutritional components

Both the flowers and leaves of this plant have nutritional value and used as edible in certain medicines. It contain certain flavonoids, terpenessome other useful compounds which have been listed below:

    Vitamin C
    Vitamin K
    Potassium salts
    Cyanogenic glycosides


  1. It is used in cases of ulcers, stomach bleeds, cough, bronchitis and allergies.
  1. Milfoil is also used for the treatment of menstrual cycle disorders.
  1. It has been used to treat hemorrhoids, liver disorders, angina pectoris and circulatory disorders, and in lung cancer.
  1. They are also used as anti-spasmodic, sedative, expectorant and to decrease the gastric secretions.
  1. Due to high salicylic acid content these are used as analgesic and for the treatment of fevers, flu and common colds.
  1. The flowers help to improve venous circulation and can also be used to improve the digestion. So this thing makes them useful in the treatment of anorexia and other eating disorders.
  1. The herb acts as a disinfectant and an anti-inflammatory, when applied externally. So can be used on burns and wounds.


1.       Usual dose of this herb is 4.5 g per day for certain diseases.

2.       The tincture of this herb is also useful in many diseases and the dose of that tincture is 20 drops.

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