YARROW TEA

Yarrow is often called a "cure of all ills" by experienced herbalists.  This healing herb has been used for women's health issues and illnesses for centuries.  In fact, some claim that if Yarrow Tea is taken from time to time, women can be spared of many troubles such as irregular menstruation, menopausal difficulties, fibroids, circulatory disorders, constipation, vaginal itch, stomach cramps, and migraines.  Its blood cleansing benefits expel illness from the body while relaxing muscle spasms and preventing further inflammation.

While Yarrow flowers are used internally for the body, the leaves are used externally for wound treatments. They contain chemicals that promote blood clotting and arrest blood flow to help heal minor cuts and nosebleeds.  Simply crush leaves and apply mash into minor cuts or scratches for immediate relief.  Yarrow leaves can be dried and kept in a jar as a ready first-aid treatment during winter.  Always label and replenish supply each season.

Yarrow grows wild in meadows and wayside places with flowers appearing from June to September. This healing herb has earned its place in my backyard where it is readily accessible. 

This week while I was designing with yarrow, I saved the surplus flowers and leaves to dry for a medicinal herbal tea. See my simple recipe below...


YARROW CURE-ALL-TEA

1 teaspoons of dried yarrow flowers

1 cup of boiling water

Steep 15 minutes. Stain and Sweeten.

Optional: Add spearmint or peppermint leaf to enhance flavor.


DOSAGE

Sip a cup of HOT yarrow tea slowly every morning and evening.

Please note: This information is for educational purposes to bring awareness to the natural healing cures of herbs. Please study and research these plants and remedies for yourself to learn more.


The earth provides healing to those who seek,

Sally