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Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Colds/Flus/Fevers, First aid, Hawthorn, Medicinal Recipe, Yarrow | 0 comments

Medicinal Uses of Yarrow

Fevers/Colds/Flus:
Yarrow has long been used to treat feverish conditions. It is often used at the beginning stages of a cold or flu and is commonly combined with elder flower to help lower high temperatures. For a herbal tea infusion with yarrow, see below.

To Lower High Blood Pressure:
Yarrow reduces high blood pressure by dilating peripheral blood vessels. It combines great with hawthorn berries to reduce high blood pressure. For a herbal tea infusion with yarrow, see below.

To Stop Bleeding:
Yarrow has a medicinal quality that helps stop or slow down bleeding from cuts and scrapes. Clean the wound. Then apply a compress or a poultice made of yarrow. Dip the leaves in hot water briefly before applying to sterilize them.

Herbal Tea Infusion:
*Infuse 1 teaspoon of dried yarrow (flowers and leaves) in boiling water. Let it steep for 20 minutes. Strain and drink 3 cups per day.

 

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By Cris Daining

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