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Yarrow. Compositae.

A plant known to the ancients, mentioned by Homer in the Iliad, where Chiron instructs Achilles in the art of surgery; it was named by Linneus, Achillea Millefolium. The plant is common in old fields, along fences, on borders of woods and cultivated grounds, produces a dense corymb of whitish flowers of feeble aromatic odor, and the leaves have a bitterish, astringent taste. The tincture is prepared from the fresh plant.

Introduced by Hartlaub; provings by Nenning and Schreter (Hartlaub and Trinks' Annalen, vol. 4, p. 344); later provings by Hering and Raue (Amerikanische Arzneiprüfungen, Translation with additions, N. E. M. G., vol. 9, 1874).


- Rückert, Annalen, vol. 1, p. 114; Gross, Archives, 15, 3, 25; Goullon, Archives, 20, 2, 145; Headache, Normand, Roux, Journ. de Med., 1771; Colic and bloody diarrhea during pregnancy, Normand; Haematuria, Wiedemann, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 23; Haemoptysis, Lobethal, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 13, p. 356; Gross, Hirsch, Rückert, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 219; Keil, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 805; Okie, N. E. M. G., vol. 9, 1874; Jousset, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 111, p. 127; Preventive in post-partum hemorrhage, Rev. Hom. Belge, 1876, p. 21; Smallpox, with pain in stomach, Maumery, Normand, Frank's Mag., vol. 1; Infantile spasms, Normand; Fever from suppressed itch, Normand.

MIND. [1]

Anxious, with pain in heart.
Melancholy, sadness; weak memory.
Much excited, with pains in pit of stomach.
Irritable; violent; aversion to work.


Stupefied, intoxicated.
Confused, dull, especially evenings, knows not what he is about, nor what he ought to do; seems constantly as if he had forgotten something.
Vertigo when moving slowly, walking, but not when taking violent exercise, with nausea when stooping.
(OBS:) Apoplexy; paralysis.


Sensation as if all blood ascended to head.
Congestion to head: when stooping in evening; at night a stream from chest to head, like a gust of wind, with nosebleed; from coffee; from portal system.
Slight throbbing in arteries of head and face.
Fullness in head after siesta.
Dull pain in vertex.
Sensation in right side of head as if screwed together.
Violent headache, he strikes head against bedpost or wall; twitching of eyelids and frontal muscles.
Occipital headache, dull towards evening.
Piercing or thrusts in head, vertex, over eye, occiput, side of head.
Headache agg. : stooping; on awaking.


Like a mist before eyes, not near, but at a distance.
Nebulous vision, weak sighted, with contortion of facial muscles.
Eyes brilliant.
Inward piercing, pressing in eyes to root of nose and sides of forehead.
Sensation of too much blood in eyes.
Fistula lachrymalis; lachrymation and discharge.
Agglutination of eyes in morning.


Noise in left ear causes her to start with fright; later, when laughing, sensation as of cold air passing out.
Sensation as if ears were stopped up, after dinner.
Darting in left ear.


Nosebleed: congestion to chest and head; excessive.
Stuffed nose.
Piercing pain from eyes to root of nose.


Redness of face without internal heat.
Sensation of heat as if blood was rising to head.
Tearing: in face to temples; from right lower jaw to ear, then teeth.
Contortion of face.


Toothache: from heating things; with pain in jaw; rheumatic, with diseased gums.


Tongue swollen and coated.


Thirst, mouth dry.
Stomacace, ulcerated gums; putrid, sore mouth.


Uvula relaxed, also tonsils; asthenic catarrh.
Rough feeling in throat.
Dull, piercing pains, right, then left side.
Ulceration of throat; pain in left side of throat when swallowing.


Hiccough; empty eructations.
Nausea, with vertigo.
Retching and vomiting.
Vomiting when coughing.


Painful gnawing and digging in stomach as from hunger.
Pain in stomach as if empty, mornings after waking.
Burning in stomach; agg. when doubling body, in region of right hypochondrium, where it became a drawing, burning pain.
Burning in stomach and abdomen; extending to chest.
Pains in stomach, in young, hysterical, irregularly menstruating girls.
Great pain in pit of stomach; excited, pulse accelerated and constricted, pustules collapsing. ~ Smallpox.
Pain in stomach after confluent smallpox.
Sensation of fullness in stomach; pressure, like a plug.
Cramp in stomach, with sensation as of a liquid moving from stomach to intestines, towards anus.


Pain in region of liver; piercing in right lower ribs.
Congestion to portal system.
Stagnation in liver and system of vena porta; sluggish digestion; want of appetite; flatus; distension of abdomen.


Pain in abdomen from flatus.
Griping and tearing in abdomen, caused by dysentery and lientery.
Wind colic in hysterical or hypochondriacal patients; colic during menses.
Hemorrhages from bowels in typhoid fever, with tympanitis.
Incarcerated hernia.


Frequent emission of fetid flatus.
Violent colic with bloody diarrhea. ~ During sixth month of pregnancy, prevailing dysentery.
Mucous diarrhea.
Chronic blenorrhea from atony of mucous membranes; great pain.
Bloody dysentery, tenesmus; during epidemics of dysentery.
Bloody flux after much exertion, lifting, or internal injuries.
Pains from blind hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoidal hemorrhages.
Profuse flux from condylomata.


Pain in region of left kidney, followed by profuse haematuria, lasting from five to eight days; chilliness, which obliges him to keep his bed.
Catarrh of bladder from atony.
Stone in bladder, with retention of urine; bloody urine.
Pus-like discharge after lithotomy.
Urine bloody; blood forms a cake in vessel.
Incontinence of urine.
Constant desire to urinate.
Incontinentia urina.


Want of ejaculation when cohabiting.
Swollen penis; discharge of blood and watery slime. ~ Gonorrhea.
Condylomata; gleet.
Swelling of penis and testicles.
Wounds and injuries of penis.


Sterility, with too profuse menses.
Dysmenorrhea in irregularly menstruating young girls, pain in stomach.
Menses suppressed with pain in stomach, or epileptic attacks, or cough with bloody sputum.
Menses excessive, last too long, with colic.
Leucorrhea of children from atony.
Uterine hemorrhages; after great exertion; miscarriage.
Hemorrhage of bright red and fluid blood.
Menorrhagia and metrorrhagia, with congestive headache.


Sterility with too profuse menses or tendency to miscarry.
During pregnancy, cramplike affections.
Painless or bleeding varices in pregnant women.
Colic or cramplike affections in confinement; severe after pains.
Attacks following a hard delivery.
Convulsive motions of all limbs, terrible pains and total suppression of lochia; third day after confinement.
Lochia: too copious; suppressed; violent fever, no milk, convulsive twitchings; great pain.
Painless drainings from uterus, nose or lungs, after labor, after abortion, or when an abortion threatens, if the blood be bright red and there are no pains in joints.
Preventive in post-partum hemorrhage.
Sore (cracked) nipples of nursing mothers.
No milk with suppressed lochia and fever.


Secretion of mucus in larynx; roughness.


Shortness of breath.
Very difficult breathing, with tetanic spasms.
Asthmatic affections.

COUGH. [27]

Cough: with frequent spitting of bright blood; oppression of chest with palpitation; in phthisis; in suppressed hemorrhoids; suppressed menses.
Has fallen from a height and spits blood in consequence.
Hemorrhages from lungs from a weak condition of vessels.
In phthisic conditions with coughing of blood, or after frequent attacks of hemorrhage of lungs.
Haemoptysis: in incipient phthisis (after Acon. and Arn.); in hemorrhoidal patients; from a rupture of bloodvessel; after injury.
Oppression of chest; excessive palpitation.
Coughing blood, vigorous woman of 48; no menses for two years; ebullition in chest every evening, agg. when lying in bed, not at all during day; warm blood rises into her throat and flows out of her mouth; then cough with more light red, bloody expectoration, half a pound in all, accompanied by great prostration.
Coughing blood every afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Lung disease after coughing blood.
Repeated bronchorrhagia, in phthisis, or after a fall.
Blenorrhea of lungs.
Expectoration of florid blood, without much coughing, sometimes in consequence of violent exertions.


Violent fine stitch in middle of left scapula from without inward, during an inspiration.
Violent congestion to chest; to head, with bleeding of nose and expectoration of bloody mucus.
Inflammation of lungs.
Oppression of chest, frequent blood spitting; piercing pains, stinging, bruised feeling; agg. under left shoulder blade; bubbles up in chest as if warm blood was ascending, which is raised without cough. ~ Phthisis.
Haemoptysis, with profuse flow of bright red blood, without fever.
Phthisis pituitosa.
Ulcers in lungs; vomica.
Injuries of lungs.


Violent palpitation and spitting of blood.
Ebullitions with haemoptysis.
Anxiousness with pain in heart.
Inflammation with tearing and piercing.
Pulse accelerated and contracted. ~ Smallpox.


Piercing, drawing pain close under left shoulder blade, for a few moments while sitting.


Fine piercing pain in left scapula, in breathing when standing.
Left arm feels as if going to sleep; pricking numbness.
Hot hands.


Violent pains on a level with crest of left ilium.
Right tendo-achillis pains as after a blow or sprain.
First left then right foot goes to sleep; disappearing on walking.
Hot feet.


Piercing, drawing, tearing pains in limbs.


Lying down: nausea amel.
Lying in bed: coughing blood agg.
Sitting: piercing pains under left shoulder blade.
Stooping: nausea; congestion to head; headache agg.
Doubling body: burning in stomach agg.
Standing: fine piercing pain in left scapula.
Moving slowly: vertigo.
Walking: vertigo; going to sleep of feet disappears.
After lifting: bloody flux.
Violent exercise: vertigo amel.
After much exertion: bloody flux; uterine hemorrhages; expectoration of florid blood.

NERVES. [36]

Hysteria; hypochondriasis.
Convulsions: during teething; after labor; hysterical.
Convulsion and swoon of newborn child; recovers after bath, but constantly wails and sighs.
General convulsions, with tetanic rigidity of limbs and extremely difficult breathing, in a boy of 14, after a malignant fever; two hours after fourth dose countless vesicles of size of a pea, of a livid brown, rose all over his body; dark violet after seven hours, discharging an insupportably offensive syrup-like secretion; dry after four days, leaving scar.
Epileptic spasms after suppressed menses.
Paralysis and contraction of limbs.

SLEEP. [37]

Yawning without weariness.
Congestion from chest to head, like a stream, while asleep.
Falls asleep late, unrefreshed in morning.

FEVER. [40]

Chilliness with pains in left kidney.
Intermittent fever: quartan; tertian; irregular.
Fever from suppressed itch or suppressed lochia.
Scarlet fever epidemic, with excessive angina and violent fever.
Exanthema of difficult development and delirium.
Fever heat with thirst.
Heat in hands and feet.
Hectic fever with haemoptysis.
Malignant fever; with tetanus.
Colliquative sweats.


Two hours after fourth dose; countless vesicles appear over whole body, dark violet after seven hours; dry after four days.
Twenty-four hours after confinement; violent pain, fever, suppressed lochia, no milk.
Every afternoon at 4 o'clock: coughing blood.
Every evening: coughing blood.
Third day after confinement: terrible pains and total suppression of lochia.
During sixth month of pregnancy: violent colic, with bloody diarrhea.
For a few years, every four or six weeks, lasting from five to eight days; chilliness, which obliges him to keep his bed.


Right: sensation in side of head as if screwed together; tearing from lower jaw to ear; drawing, burning pain in hypochondrium.
Left: noise in ear; darting in ear; pain in side of throat when swallowing; pain in region of kidney; violent pains at top of os innominata; violent fine stitch in middle of scapula; pains under shoulder blade; piercing pain in scapula; arm as if going to sleep; pains on a level with crest of ilium.
First right, then left: dull piercing pains in side of throat; foot goes to sleep.
From without inward: fine stitch in left scapula.


As if he had forgotten something; as if all blood ascended to head; right side of head as if screwed together; as of too much blood in eyes; as of cold air passing out of ear; as if ears were stopped up; as if blood was rising to head; stomach as if empty; pressure in stomach as of a plug; as of a liquid moving from stomach to intestines; as if warm blood was ascending in chest; left arm as if going to sleep; pain in right tendo-achillis as after a blow or sprain.
Pain: in heart; in pit of stomach; in ear; in teeth; in jaw; in left side of throat; in stomach; in region of liver; in abdomen; from blind hemorrhoids; in region of left kidney; in right tendo-achillis.
Terrible pains: after confinement.
Violent pain: in head.
Violent pains: at top of left os innominata; on a level, with crest of left ilium.
Great pain: in pit of stomach.
Tearing: in face to temples; from right lower jaw to ear and teeth; in abdomen.
Darting: in left ear.
Violent fine stitch: in middle of left scapula.
Piercing or thrusts: in head, vertex, over eyes, occiput, side of head.
Piercing, drawing, tearing pain: in limbs.
Piercing pains, stinging, bruised feeling: under left shoulder blade.
Piercing, pressing: in eyes to root of nose and sides of forehead.
Dull, piercing pains: right then left side of throat.
Drawing, burning: in region of right hypochondrium.
Violent colic: with bloody diarrhea.
Painful gnawing and digging: in stomach.
Griping: in abdomen.
Rheumatic pain: in teeth.
Dull pain: in vertex.
Burning: in stomach; in abdomen.
Soreness: of nipples.
Pressure: in stomach.
Slight throbbing: in arteries of head and face.
Oppression: of chest.
Fullness: in head after siesta; in stomach.
Pricking numbness: in left arm.


Hemorrhages of all kinds, mostly from lungs and bowels; florid; of mechanical origin; atonic constitutions; of wounds.
Indolent, fistulous, cancerous and gangrenous ulcers.
Caries in sheep and horses.
Painful varices during pregnancy.
Mucous discharges from atony.
Rheumatic and arthritic complaints.
Sycotic excrescences.
Morbus maculosus hemorrhagicus.
Cancer and sores; noli me tangere.
Wounds; after operation for stone.
Bruises; bleeding from wounds; removes coagulated blood; internal injuries by falling.


Wounds which bleed profusely; especially from a fall.
Effects of overlifting, overexertion, or falling.
Internal injuries: bloody flux.
Wounds and injuries of penis.
If one has fallen from a height and spits blood.
After injury: rupture of bloodvessel.
After a fall: repeated bronchorrhagica.
Injuries: of lungs.

SKIN. [46]

Numerous small itching vesicles containing matter.
Countless vesicles, size of a pea, livid brown, then violet, discharging offensive secretion.
Suppressed itch, followed by fever.
Stomachic pains from suppressed smallpox.
Scab of sheep.


Coffee causes congestion to head.
For the aged, atonic; for children and women.
Girl, aet. 20, tuberculous; haemoptysis.
Madame X., mother of six children, hemorrhage after each; prevented post-partum hemorrhage in seventh confinement.
Woman, aet. 42; haemoptysis.
Strong woman, aet. 48; menses ceased two years ago; haemoptysis.
Man, aet. 60; suffering several years; haematuria.


It antidotes: Arum. mac.
Incompatible: coffee, which causes congestion to head.
Compare: Erecht. in epistaxis and haemoptysis: Senec. aur. in haematuria; Hamam. and Ipec. in hemorrhages.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 01, 1879
Description: Clinical materia medica of Achillea millefolium
Remedies: Achillea millefolium
Author: Hering, C.
Year: 1879
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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