The yarrow herb, also known as common yarrow and achillea millefolium, is a flowering plant found throughout the world and especially in Southern Europe. It is an herb used since antiquity and has a rich history.
It has been used to make bitter tonics that strengthen and boost the body and can been found in many such alcoholic tonic recipes. Renowned also for its great healing properties, yarrow was mentioned in Ancient Greek mythology, as the plant that was gifted to Achilles from the centaur Chiron and he used it on his army to treat any wounds caused from the Trojan war.
Nowadays, yarrow is mainly used to battle the symptoms caused by the flu, the common cold and the fever following those sicknesses. It is a potent perspirant, so drinking yarrow tea causes excessive perspiration that helps lower fever. The strong phytochemical compounds found in yarrow can help lower blood pressure and fortify the circulatory system. Additionally, yarrow is used as a hemostatic and can help with stopping hemorrhoid blood loss, regulating menstruation and other causes of blood loss.
To prepare a yarrow herbal tea, we add one teaspoon of dried yarrow in a cup of hot water and we allow to infuse for 10-20 minutes. We drink the tea 2-3 times per day. Because yarrow is a herb with powerful properties, we recommend not to overuse it and suggest consuming for a maximum period of one month.
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