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.
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