All things Yarrow! Learn the Benefits!

All things Yarrow! Learn the Benefits!

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Yarrow - the humble plant that has been overlooked for too long.  It's time we gave this little guy the recognition it deserves. It is not only a wonderful addition to your garden, but it also offers several health advantages. 

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), a plant with history and mythology as wild as its growth patterns! This little guy has been around since ancient times, helping heal everything from wounded soldiers to broken hearts. It was the original "sacred herb" in China. People believed it had powers to heal all sorts of ailments, from the common cold to stomach troubles. It was like a one-stop shop for all your medical needs! The Native Americans also had a real knack for this plant and used it to soothe, reduce pain, and kick away nasty germs. 

People in medieval Europe believed yarrow to be magical. They thought it could brew you a love potion, ward off bad spirits, and bring good luck! During World War I, it proved itself to be a true hero and was used to treat soldiers' wounds and keep them clean. Yarrow appeared in Shakespeare's plays as well. The witches in Macbeth utilize yarrow to foretell the future. It was like their own crystal ball, but way more natural.

Today, yarrow is prescribed fervently by herbal practitioners to cater to a wide array of ailments. Keeping its benefits in view, we have created herbal formulations, enriched with the goodness of organic yarrow, to help you get its amazing perks.

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of yarrow backed by science.

Improve Digestion

Yarrow is a digestive bitter that helps stimulate the secretion of digestive juices for better digestion of food and absorption of nutrients. It also reduces inflammation, flatulence, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps, all the while promoting regular bowel movement and fighting bacterial infection in the gut. Use Dried Yarrow in your teas or add a dropper of its tincture to your water to feel better. 

Boost Immunity

Yarrow is rich in antioxidants that protect the immune system from free radical damage and optimizes its operating conditions. It also dials down the expression of pro-inflammatory mediators that reduces inflammation. It has antimicrobial properties that can help fight off harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi. This can be especially helpful during cold and flu season when you're more likely to be exposed to these types of infections. Just add a few drops of Yarrow Tincture to your morning and evening beverages during seasonal changes and enjoy the taste of carefree days.

Reduce Inflammation

The anti-inflammatory properties of yarrow make it a perfect match for inflammatory conditions, especially arthritis. It also possesses pain-relieving compounds, making it fruitful for migraines and cluster headaches. It promotes blood circulation that helps deliver oxygen and essential nutrients to the inflamed tissues which greatly assists with the healing process.

Encourage Relaxation

Yarrow is no less than a spa day for our nervous system. Its calming effect is like a zen for your nerves, making it perfect for those times when you are feeling frazzled. It eases tension in the body and mind, providing relief from conditions like headaches, muscle tension, and even digestive issues that can be aggravated by stress. It also helps promote relaxation and gently balances the emotion to provide a sense of stability during trying times of emotional upheaval. Add Yarrow Flower Essence to relax and de-stress.