Updated: Oct 30, 2018
Yarrow leaves are evergreen, so you can literally forage for them whenever you like, whatever the time of year, whenever they are needed. In this blog post, we are going to educate you in making yarrow tea. When drying the leaves to make tea, yarrow is best gathered while flowering.
Yarrow tea uses:
· Colds and fevers
· Scanty menstruation
· Heavy periods
· Menstrual clotting
· High blood pressure
· To tone varicose veins
· To prevent blood clots
· Weak digestion
1. First thing you need to do, is dry the yarrow. To do so, you must hang the whole stems in bunches or you can place them in an airing cupboard, on something such as brown paper. The yarrow will take approximately a month to dry.
2. Once the yarrow is dry, strip the plant of its leaves and flowers and crumble them for use of the tea.
3. (OPTIONAL) The smaller stems can be chopped up with scissors and used also, but the larger stems can’t really be used.
4. Make sure you keep the leaves dry and you can use them for months! Or find fresh leaves to make green tea.
5. Use ONE heaped tea spoon of the dry yarrow per cup or mug of boiling water.
6. Let the yarrow infuse for 10 minutes.
7. Strain and drink hot!
DOSE: For cold and flu like symptoms, drink ONE hot cup of yarrow tea every two hours until there is an improvement and continue to drink THREE cups a day until you are well again.