Wild Harvested Organic Yarrow flower tops
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:
Steep 2-3 teaspoonful for 5-7 minutes, or longer for stronger tea
What is Yarrow? Achillea millefolium (common yarrow) is a perennial forb that grows about 2-4 feet tall. Here in Wisconsin, it tends to grow by roadsides and small open areas. It has large fragrant flowers throughout July.
The flavor of the tea made with yarrow depends a lot on where it was harvested and when it was harvested. Yarrow flowers collected in the early morning vs evening have a noticeable difference in flavor. Mainly because they contain more essential oils in the morning before the sun has time on it throughout the day.
Yarrow makes a pleasant and fragrant tea.
- Native Americans used tea made from common yarrow to relieve ear, tooth-, and headaches
- The dried leaves were used as a tea to soothe colds, fever, and headaches
- Can help with IBS and other GI issues
- The flavonoids and alkaloids in Yarrow can help with depression and anxiety
- Yarrow may help with certain brain disorders
- Milk from cows consuming yarrow has a "disagreeable" flavor
- During the Civil War, common yarrow was widely used to treat wounds and became known as "soldiers' woundwort"
- An ethanol extract of common yarrow has mosquito-repelling properties
- Yarrow beer has been brewed in Europe since the middle ages
KNOWN MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
SUGGESTED CONSUMPTION LIMITS:
Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not use if you have a bleeding disorder.
It should be noted that some individuals may be allergic to yarrow.