Yarrow or also the "deliverance from all troubles" because of the belief in its almost magical ability to help where there seems to be no hope for healing is truly a magical herb with so many benefits.
Yarrow is actually our best helper for many serious ailments, but first of all it is a medicinal herb for women. Be it young girls or older women, white yarrow helps all ladies. Women would save themselves a lot of trouble if they reached for the white yarrow once in a while!
Greek mythology states that Achilles, the mighty warrior, used yarrow when he was wounded in battle. This way, he was able to heal his wounds faster by covering his wounds with a tincture made from the leaves so that the arrows could not pierce him…
If you need a cure for bleeding wounds, white yarrow is the most suitable remedy. But white yarrow also has other useful properties:
- Yarrow has an anti-inflammatory effect to treat febrile conditions.
- Improves blood supply
- Helps lower blood pressure
- It is used to treat wounds
- For internal and external bleeding
- For hemorrhoids: Drinking yarrow tea or tincture or applying a compress to the affected area can soothe this health problem.
- It has a certain invigorating and pain-relieving effect.
- Helps fight bacteria and viruses. Drinking tea made from yarrow, soft drinks, linden, bone, mint and ginger can help you sweat and help eradicate flu-causing viruses from your body.
- It aids digestion and detoxification. Also stimulates bile secretion from the gallbladder, which can then improve digestion and keep gallstones away.
- It helps relieve cramps and menstrual pain. It can also help regulate the menstrual cycle, especially in controlling some associated pain
- It can be effective against skin conditions such as eczema. Not only can it help stop the bleeding of wounds, but it can be used as a first aid for ulcers.
- It relieves the pain of arthritis and rheumatism. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can ease the pain caused by these conditions.
Yarrow tea and infusion are a very popular weapon in folk medicine for pain relief and hemostasis.
In addition, the herb has a wonderful effect on headaches and migraines. The decoction is also said to optimize liver and bile functions, neutralize painful menstrual cramps and intestinal gas, heal inflamed ovaries, and aid in healing seasonal colds.
Some doctors recommend drinking yarrow tea 3 times a day to increase the chances of getting pregnant.
You can prepare an infusion by pouring 15 g of chopped herb with 200 ml of boiling water. After it cools down, the infusion is ready and you can take 1 tablespoon before meals 3 times a day. It can be used to gargle with bleeding gums, oral inflammation, etc. The decoction should be applied for 1-2 weeks but no longer, to obtain a good healing effect.
Another form of yarrow that is commonly used today is the oil, which is extracted from the dried plant by steam distillation. This essential oil has a sweet, grassy and penetrating smell and a bright blue color. This color is mainly due to the chemistry of chamazulene that is released during the heating process.
Overall the benefits of this herb are so many that it is good to add it to our health care 14 days every season. Of course we have to be mindful that there are consequences when we overuse this herb and this is why it is recommended to consult with a doctor or a herbal specialist before reaching out to the healing with herbs
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