Yarrow is a medicinal plant that can used to aid in the treatment of menstrual cramps and constipation. It’s flowers, leaves and stems can be used in recipes to act as an anti-inflammatory, astringent, insect repellent, expectorant, antibacterial and even an antiperspirant.
Its taken two years for my Yarrow plants to flower and I thought it would be fun to share with you the process of making Yarrow tea and dried herbs.
The remaining Yarrow stem stimulates decomposition and will be added to my compost bin.
I didn’t share any pictures of the tea or the herbs…..because I forgot to takes some.
MY EXPERIENCE: The Yarrow tea (the tea is bitter) did help with menstrual cramps and it does stimulate bowel movement. I would not suggest having a cup of Yarrow tea before leaving home :o)
The dried Yarrow taste delicious in gravy’s, soups and as a seasoning on meat. I have been using the Yarrow in place of black pepper.
COST: A pack of Yarrow seed can be purchased for around .98¢ at Walmart. One pack can yield multiple plants over many years.