Hypertension and Achillea wilhelmsii
Achillea wilhelmsii is an Iranian herb that has been shown to significantly reduce blood pressure in people with mild hypertension.
Achillea wilhelmsii is known to be a rich source of flavonoids and sesquiterpene lactones, which may explain its therapeutic effects on blood pressure and serum lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides).
Achillea wilhelmsii was tested in a double-blind trial of 60 men and women with mild hypertension.38 The results showed that treatment with an A. wilhelmsii extract significantly reduced blood pressure readings. The herb had other favorable effects--it decreased total and "bad" (LDL) cholesterol, increased "good" (HDL) cholesterol, and decreased triglycerides.
In the study featured here, the herb was administered as an extract at a dose of 15-20 drops twice daily for more than 6 months.
- Practitioner of traditional Persian medicine
- Integrative MD
- Naturopathic doctor
Achillea wilhelmsi is believed to be safe at recommended doses. See product literature for more information.
- Asgary S, Naderi GH, Sarrafzadegan N, et al. Antihypertensive and antihyperlipidemic effects of Achillea wilhelmsii.Drugs Exp Clin Res. 2000;26:89-93.