The Aanishnaabe women used yarrow leaves and flowers for
- delayed menstrual periods
- to soothe breast abscesses
- ease childbirth, and
- for expulsion of the placenta following delivery
Turn of the Century physicians turned to yarrow for:
- urinary tract woes
- digestive health
- menstrual complaints
Contains more than 120 compounds
- Reduces fever and inflammation
- Reduces heavy blood flow during menses
- Shrinks fibroid tumours
- Hot flashes with the onset of menopause
- Bladder infections
- Colds, flu, cough, and sore throat
- Use as a wash or poultice to stop bleeding and heal wounds
*AVOID DURING PREGNANCY
Parts of the plant used: Flowers, leaves, and stems
How to make Yarrow Tea (very good with a few sprigs of fresh mint)
~Place a few sprigs of fresh yarrow in a tea pot & steep until desired temperature!
I prefer most of my teas at room temperature and topped up with cool water to make a nourishing flavoured ‘water’ to sip throughout the day.
Peace & Blessings,
Melissa Hiller xo ~ Followers welcome!
Disclaimer – All info shared is for information only. Please consult your physician for any health issues that you may have.