Achillea millefolium Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Achillea millefolium Linn.belongs to Asteraceae, Compositae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Huzambil.
The English Names for this herb are Common Yarrow, Milfoil, Yarrow.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Biranjasaf, Gomadar, Qaysum.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Achillea millefolium Linn. are Anti-inflammatory, Anti-pyretic, Anti-spasmodic, Cardiac Depressant, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Stimulant, Tonic.


  • Aromatic
  • Carminative
  • Stimulant
  • Tonic

  • Leaves:
  • Aromatic
  • Carminative
  • Emmenagogue
  • Stimulant
  • Tonic

  • Oil:
  • Expectorant
  • Insect-repellent
  • Stimulant

  • Indications

    The Indications of Achillea millefolium Linn. are Leucorrhoea, Dyspepsia, Anaemia, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Malnutrition, Wounds, Amenorrhoea, Flatulence, Haemorrhoids, Hepatic Insufficiency, Atonic Gastric Disorders, Menorrhagia, Infectious Hepatitis.

    The Indications of Flowers of Achillea millefolium Linn. are Fever, Cold.

    The Indications of Leaves of Achillea millefolium Linn. are Fever, Cold.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Achillea millefolium Linn..


    The Temperament of Achillea millefolium Linn. is 3rd Order, Warm and Dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    BUKHARINHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    JIGARINEHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Achillea millefolium Linn. is used in the preparation of Arq Biranjasif, Arq Gaz, Arq Maul Lahm Mako Kasni Wala compounds.


    Whole Herb3.000g - 5.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Achillea millefolium Linn. is a herb, 1-3 ft long, is evergreen, errect, and unbranched, which blooms from early summer to early fall. Pleasantly aromatic. It prefers full sun, but will tolerate being partly shaded. Yarrow is drought tolerant and is generally resistant to insects and disease, but may suffer from mildew or rust. Yarrow spreads quickly from a system of shallow roots and also from seed and can be quite invasive. There are hundreds of cultivars that have been created by crossing and backcrossing among different species of Achillea.
    Achillea millefolium Linn.'s Flowers, pure white, pink, red, orange red in color, size is usually quarter inch in diameter. Flowers appear in flat-topped clusters. They are small, and are composed of four to six, but usually five, ray flowers. The ray flowers encircle lots of little disk flowers. Plant drying before fading makes it useful for floral arrangements.
    Achillea millefolium Linn.'s Leaves, green in color, size is usually shorter. Alternate, Unstalked, Aromatic, and very finely dissected, like soft dainty ferns.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It is native of Europe , Western Asia. It occurs in Himalayas, Kashmir.. Achillea lanulosa grows in snow fields into sunny, rocky out crops and down into the creeks from middle elevations to 8000 feet. Common yarrow is a cosmopolitan weed. Today it grows in temperate regions worldwide. In the United States it occurs in disturbed areas, road shoulders, meadows and fields. In Europe, yarrow is a ubiquitous weed. Also common in many parts of Himalayas (3500-12000 ft).


    No information regarding Achillea millefolium Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Achillea millefolium Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Achillea millefolium Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    In large doses it may cause headache and vertigo.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Achillea millefolium Linn.. (work in progress)