Boatnical Name: Trifolium pratense
Description: Yarrow is related to the Chrysanthemum family and is part of the aster family. A perennial growing wild along roadsides and open fields and meadows growing up to 3' with hairy stems and white clusters of flowers and feathery looking leaves.
Medicinal Properties/Culinary Uses: Yarrow has long been a European Fold remedy containing flavonoids aiding in stomach digestion that increase saliva and stomach acid.
Yarrow relaxes the stomach and uterus muscles relieving stomach and menstrual cramps.
Yarrow has traditionally been used to alleviate anxiety and insomnia, reduce inflammation in the digestive tract, and applied topically to relieve wounds and bleeding. Yarrow is many times used for indigestion and heartburn, irregular menstrual cycle, Menstrual cramps and pain, loss of appetite, inflammation, healing wounds, reduce bleeding, fevers, muscle spasms, and fighting off infections.
Parts Used: Flowers, Leaf
Yarrow Medicinal Tea Recipe (How To Use): Steep 1-2 tsps. Dried herb into 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink 3 cups a day as needed.
CAUTION: Pregnant woman should NOT use Yarrow because of it's muscle relaxing properties of the uterus and could cause miscarriage.