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Properties of rajamari - Achillea millifolia Linn

rajamari :

rajamari : Achillea millifolia Linn
Decoctions have been used to treat inflammations, such as hemorrhoids, and headaches. The most medicinally active part of the plant is the flowering tops. They also have a mild stimulant effect, and have been used as a snuff. Popular in European folk medicine, yarrow contains flavonoids (plant-based chemicals) that increase saliva and stomach acid, helping to improve digestion. Yarrow may also relax smooth muscle in the intestine and uterus, which can relieve stomach and menstrual cramps. The flowers are used to treat various allergic mucus problems, including hay fever The dark blue essential oil, extracted by steam distillation of the flowers, is generally used as an antiinflammatory3 or in chest rubs for colds and influenza. The leaves encourage clotting, so it can be used fresh for nosebleeds.4 The aerial parts of the plant are used for phlegm conditions, as a bitter digestive tonic to encourage bile flow, and as a diuretic. 

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