Latin Name : Achillea Millefolium
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has been used for thousands of years for its potential health benefits. In fact, its genus name, Achillea, refers to the warrior Achilles in Greek mythology, as he used yarrow to treat his soldiers’ wounds.
Yarrow has been used for centuries as a herbal remedy for:
- Digestive issues
- Wounds, bites, and nosebleeds
- Infectious diseases
- Menstrual problems
- Water retention and high blood pressure
- Liver diseases
To make an infusion, place 1-2 teaspoons of dried herb in a tea infuser or teapot or mug for each cup of tea you intend to brew. Cover with boiling water. Place on the lid (or cover your cup with a saucer).
Allow the mixture to steep for 10 'to 15' minutes or overnight.
Then strain the tea and serve. Drink 1-3 cups of tea a day
Add if you want honey, milk or lemon wedge for flavour.
Yarrow is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts. In some people, yarrow might cause drowsiness and increase urination when taken by mouth. When it comes in contact with the skin, yarrow might cause skin irritation.
Because yarrow has the same allergy-causing components as other Asteraceae herbs, people allergic to plants of the daisy family should avoid using it
In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using any herb especially if you have health problems.