Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist
Hi dear readers,
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.
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.
Biological terms are still very difficult to memorize. This is just for a general info.
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.
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:
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.