Always say "yes!" to Yarrow! The benefits are out of this world... Check it out.
It was considered a sacred plant in ancient China……Yarrow is native to Europe and western Asia, and grows wherever it is allowed to in Britain. It is believed that it is called Achillea because the legendary Greek hero Achilles is said to have staunched his soldiers’ wounds with this plant. In English it is also called Soldier’s Woundwort, which describes one of the uses yarrow was put to in the past. The Romans used it to heal wounds and staunch the flow of blood from wounds as well as the Greeks. They called it the Herbis Militaris or the military’s herb. In Scotland the plant was made into an ointment and used to dress wounds.
In the 17th century the leaves were used in salads and you can do this as long as you blanch them in boiling water for a few minutes, and then refresh them under cold water. “Yarrow was naturalized early in America, William Wood who traveled New England in 1629-66 spoke of perennial yarrow in gardens. Yarrow was an important medicine to keep on hand to stop bleeding and treat fevers.” (Anniesremedy.com). In North America it was widely used by the indigenous people and the Flathead Indians used to rub it under their armpits and elsewhere on their bodies as a deodorant.
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How Do I Use It?
Yarrow is excellent to use in order to treat colds and flu. A cup of hot tea will cause sweating so your body can get rid of toxins and reduce fevers. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It helps relax the blood vessels. It is also good for cuts and wounds. Helps you relax at night for sleep.
Anti-Inflammatory = Decrease inflammation and inflation
Anti-Bacterial = Fights Infection
Antispasmodic = Relax Muscle Cramps
Astringent = Contricts tissues
Cathartic = Laxative
Depurative = Detoxifying blood purifier and cleanser
Emmenagogue = Stimulate menstral Flow
Febrifuge = Reduce Fever
Hypotnsive = Lower Blood Pressure
Vulnery = Supports cuts, scraps and wounds in healing
Part of Plant Used
Aerial parts which means everything above the ground.
NMM Products With Yarrow
Yarrow Glycerite = Ready made glycerite to help with everything mentioned above!
Go To Sleep Mix = Herbal combination that is a nervine tonic.
Super Salve = Anytime anyone says "Ouch!" this salve can be used.
Lung & Brochial Infection Fighter = Herbal combination full of powerful deep nutrition to fight those deep infections.
Dandelion is one of those plants that grows EVERYWHERE ... and people actually kill it! STOP SPRAYING YOUR DANDELION!! It has amazing nutritional and medicinal properties.
The first mention of the Dandelion as a medicine is in the works of the Arabian physicians of the tenth and eleventh centuries, who speak of it as a sort of wild Endive. In this country, we find allusion to it in the Welsh medicines of the thirteenth century. Dandelion roots have long been largely used on the Continent, and the plant is cultivated largely in India as a remedy for liver complaints. Dandelion is a native of Europe. In India it is found through Himalayas.
How Do I Use It?
A very common plant, dandelion grows wild almost everywhere! Nutritionally, the dandelion has remarkable value. It contains almost as much iron as spinach, four times Vitamin A content. An analysis of dandelion shows it to consist of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Its mineral and vitamin contents are calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium, Vitamin A and C. Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Manganese. http://www.herballegacy.com/Chhabra_History.html
It helps with acne, stimulates the digestive system and supports the liver. Aids in the treatment with bronchitis, sprains and bruises. It helps normalize hormone production. (Gladstar, Rosemary)
Our Experience With It
Part of Plant Used:
Roots, Leaves, Flowers
Few Properties Of Dandelion
RECIPE - Dandelion Jelly (from Paula)
"I made this with one of our grandson’s. He was 6 when we did it. He loved it! It tastes a lot like a mild honey."
1. Fill a gallon bowl with dandelion flowers. Snip off the base as you use only the petals of the flowers.
2. Pour boiling water over the petals. Let sit overnight. The tea color from this should be a pretty yellow. Strain water off petals.
Needed: 1 ½ cups of water, 2 cups sugar, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, ½ box pectin.
1. Mix everything in a saucepan.
2. Bring to boil and boil for 2 minutes.
3. Fill jars with mixture and can or refrigerate.
Dandelion is sprayed so much. Always make sure the dandelion greens and heads harvested have never been sprayed with herbicide.
NMM Mixes With Dandelion
Kidney Stone Herbal Soldiers - The herbs in this packet are specifically used in helping dissolve 'gravel' in the kidneys, have antiseptic effects, help to eliminate urinary tract infections, soothing and helps with toxin removal.
NOTE: We use dandelion we harvest ourselves so much in our daily teas, we would recommend doing that to everyone! That is the best way to use dandelion and reap the many benefits on a daily basis.
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