Yarrow Tea is easy to make and relaxing to drink. Now it might be a little harder if I brewed it from fresh flowers, but since those weren’t available, this is made from dried flowers. This recipe is for those of you who don’t have yarrow growing nearby.
It does have a strong taste, much like parsley tea, though the flavors do differ. Previously, I had only enjoyed seeing the yarrow flower, and it had never occurred to me to drink it. All of that changed today.
Yarrow Tea Benefits
- Eases stomach cramps
- Blood cleanser
- Decreases inflammation, especially in rheumatoid arthritis
- Promotes gallbladder function
- Battles hair loss
- Improves complexion
- Induces blood clotting
With all those amazing benefits, let’s make some tea. You can get yarrow here. If you can boil water, you can make this tea. If you can burn water, well, I am not sure…
The proportions are quite simple. Its two teaspoons of dried yarrow flower to every cup of water. So boil your water, and add your yarrow. Let it steep for twenty minutes. I didn’t strain it as most of the flower seemed to settle to the bottom. And, straining doesn’t seem to be one of my gifts.
My Final Thoughts…
I find it so interesting that yarrow has been used since ancient times, particularly on battlefields. This is where the clotting properties, infection fighting, and inflammation decreasing properties all played out. To read about all the amazing benefits of yarrow, read my post here. As a nurse who sees many patients with blood clotting issues, and chronic wounds, I find myself wondering how exactly this could be incorporated into modern times, where most just savor looking at the yarrow, if they have time for that.
Have you used yarrow tea before? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments.
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