Latin name: Achillea millefolium
Health Benefits of Yarrow Flowers
Yarrow Flowers is unsurpassed as a treatment for flu and fevers. Health benefits include:
- It is wise to always have yarrow on hand for coming plagues, which would be flu type diseases, and it is also useful in most childhood diseases as well.
- Benefits the respiratory system and helps respiratory problems as well, including bleeding from the lungs.
- Used abundantly at the beginning of a cold, it will usually break it up within 24 hours.
- Especially good for fevers as it produces perspiration. It opens pores, and has a relaxing action on the skin. It must be drunk warm for fevers, or take capsules with warm water or with peppermint tea.
- Ointment made from yarrow is good for sores, including those from chicken pox and small pox. It is also good for wounds. The oils in yarrow have anti-bacterial properties.
- Relieves kidney and bladder problems, infections, and mucus discharge from the bladder. It equalizes circulation, corrects diarrhea in infants, and heals and sooths all mucous membranes.
- Helps to regulate the glandular system, and regulates and tones the liver.
- Can be used externally as a great treatment for hemorrhoids, or inject one ounce of tea in a retention enema for internal hemorrhoids.
- Contains bitter compounds that relieve smooth muscle spasms, reduce blood pressure, and stop bleeding.
- Helps to reduce excessive menstrual flow, and is all around great for reducing bleeding.
How to Use Yarrow Flowers
- Use as a poultice, tea, or in tinctures.
- Bitter to the taste, but effective. It can be used with Peppermint to mask the flavor.
Cautions and Side Effects of Yarrow Flowers
- Not recommended for internal use while pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Safe for children.