mowed to act like a lawn.
This unassuming plant conceals great powers. The best way to activate the
healing properties of Yarrow is to make a tea. When you are steeping the Yarrow to make tea be sure to do this in a covered pot to preserve the volatile oils.
Yarrow functions as a strong anticeptic and viral inhibitor.
Infuse as a tea for digestive problems, regulate menstrual flow, induce perspiration, cleanse the system and cure a cold. Hot tea can overcome fevers, colds and flu.
Cold tea can relieve cystitis (urinary bladder infection.)
Make a decoction for wounds, chapped skin and rashes. Use externally to bathe wounds, vericose ulcers and burns as well as hemorrhoids and skin conditions such as eczema.
Try chewing fresh leaf to help with toothaches, or use as a mouthwash for inflamed gums.
Many allergy symptoms such as itching, sneezing, eye irritations, and scratchy throat are also greatly helped by Yarrow tea.
Caution: with pregnancy
Simply grab a few leaves or blossoms
and chew them into a poultice
then rub it, tape it,
or just hold it on the bite
for quick relief from any type of insect bite.
Yarrow tea or a Yarrow bath
is good for
soaking, bathing, or washing
any bite or other skin irritation,
and drinking the
tea will often stop a reaction to insect bites.