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Achillea millefolium - Biranjasa

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Biranjasaf, Achillea millefolium

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.

Uses

Fever, High blood pressure, Stomach disorders, Piles, Joint pains, Skin problems [1]


Parts Used

Leaves

Chemical Composition

The plant contains flavonoids, alkaloids (achilleine), polyacetylenes, triterpenes, coumarins, tannins, salicylic acid, a volatile oil containing linalool, camphor, sabinene, chamazulene and other azulenes. [2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu NA
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Common Yarrow

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Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Madhura (Sweet), Katu (Pungent)

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
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.

[4]

Flower

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.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Achene {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

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. [5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Temperate area

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