Yarrow has a showy flower and grows wild in many places. I wish I could grow it where I live, as it is not easily accessible where it grows. It hails from the sunflower family. See my post here on it.
History tells us that Native Americans chewed yarrow stalk to treat fevers and colds. They beat them into a pulp for swelling and sprains. I am so impressed by their knowledge, not from a school or institution, but just handed down from one generation to another.
- Promote digestion
- Treat fevers & colds
- Ease itching & rash
- Heal hemorrhoids & wounds
- Relieve allergies
- Decrease blood pressure
- Regulates menstruation
- Remedy urinary tract infection & vaginal infection
Yarrow should be avoided during pregnancy. Though it is beneficial post delivery of baby. If there is an existing allergy to ragweed, do not use yarrow.
My Final Thoughts…
As I was researching this post, I was so amazed to find that this herb has a specialized impact on the woman’s reproductive system. Being in the medical field, I may have gotten a more in-depth view of the irregularities that women have. The heavy periods, the irregular ones, and let’s not forget how common fertility problems are. Its all tied together. And never once did I hear about anyone taking yarrow. While I am sure insurance does not cover it, I can get it at my local health food store and they don’t have charge accounts. So it must be affordable!
Both my husband and I have head colds just now. Aren’t you glad that germs are passed by human contact or through the air and not through the internet? Though I was chatting with my friend on Facebook on Saturday, and she mentioned she had a head cold, and then I got it on Sunday. So maybe through Facebook… Anyway, since this herb is good for cold and coughs, I will be trying this remedy.
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Have you ever tried yarrow? What have you used it for? Let me know in the comments.
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