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Achillea millefolium - Biranjasa
Biranjasaf or common yarrow is an aromatic plant with feathery pinnate leaves and flat topped white or pink flowers. It is native to the temperate regions of the world. In India it can found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to Kumaon.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
The plant contains flavonoids, alkaloids (achilleine), polyacetylenes, triterpenes, coumarins, tannins, salicylic acid, a volatile oil containing linalool, camphor, sabinene, chamazulene and other azulenes. 
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta (Bitter), Madhura (Sweet), Katu (Pungent)
|Pinnate||Alternate||3-5 inches long, with many leaflets on each side of the midrib (1- pinnately lobed); and these are further divided into smaller leaflets, giving them a delicate, fernlike, lacy appearance.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|bisexual||white or pink||Flower heads are arranged in large, compact clusters at the top of the stem, each cluster consisting of 1 or more flower heads. The flower head has 20-25 ray flowers and similarly colored disk flowers.|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Yarrow grows in temperate regions. Seeds need to be planted in normal potting soil and placed in a warm and sunny location, 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost date.