Yarrow tea


Yarrow tea in addition to strengthening the blood and relieving digestive problems, helps in case of diseases of the skin and kidneys. Yarrow is a plant that is popularly known as milfoil, and is definitely one of the most famous medicinal plants that has always been used in the treatment of many ailments and diseases, and by far gave the best results in the cases of women's problems, gastritis, different diseases of kidneys and skin disorders. How to make the famous yarrow tea, whether the use of this tea is safe for children, nursing mothers and pregnant women and how much should last the average therapy? The answers to these questions, you will find in our article.


The above-ground part of the plant in flowering contains up to 1 percent of essential oils, flavonoids, vitamin K, bitter matter ahilein, tannins, stereole, resins and others. The precious essential oil of yarrow contains within itself and thujone, pinene, cineol, borneol, camphor, limonene. Let’s say that yarrow tea has a very wide range of operation, and can be used both for indoor and outdoor use. Even the official medicine recognized healing milfoil, because it proved that the extract from the leaves slows down the development of pathogenic germs, thanks to the tannin and essential oil that prevent wound infections and contributes to faster healing with pain relief. In folk medicine milfoil has an extremely important role in the treatment of female ailments such as irregular periods, hot flashes and other unpredictable problems that accompany menopause, inflammation of the ovaries, fibroids and other diseases of the uterus, including the most serious diseases like cancer. This herb contains bitter substances which have favourable effects on the gastric mucosa, and yarrow tea is recommended for better appetite, relieves and heals gastritis, colitis, and stomach cramps and intestines. Potassium, which is rich in this plant helps kidney function, calms the mind and relieves PMS symptoms. Yarrow has a beneficial effect in the case of various bleeding - in the stomach, intestines, nose bleeds, bleeding from haemorrhoids, coughing up bloody sputum, and it is very effective with angina, rheumatism and rheumatic pains, diseases of the spleen, liver, pancreas and in jaundice.
Yarrow tea

A large number of ethnic recipes mention yarrow tea, cream, juice or tincture. We will do our best this time to give you the very best-known recipes. The most famous is certainly one for ​​yarrow tea and it is extremely simple. Tea made from yarrow is prepared with a teaspoon of dried plant and poured with 2.5 dl of boiling water, then immediately remove it from heat, cover and let it rest for a few minutes.

Fresh Yarrow Juice 
  • The first proposal mentions fresh juice of yarrow, which works perfectly against varicose veins, external and internal haemorrhoids, venous stasis, and pressure in the head, which is accompanied by intense pain, and is used for lubrication or as a medicinal coating. The exceptional healing properties of fresh yarrow juice is explained by the rich content of chlorophyll, which causes a favourable impetus to our bodies to create blood, which strengthens the whole organism, therefore increasing its resistance and significantly reduces the propensity to various diseases. The juice is obtained by squeezing flowers and leaves (fresh herbs). Since this is not possible during the whole season, then instead of juice yarrow tea is recommended.

Yarrow and marigold ointment for hemorrhoids 

Yarrow in combination with marigold gives excellent results in the treatment and management of unpleasant haemorrhoids.
  • Melt 300 grams of good domestic - natural pork fat and add one handful of leaves and flowers of yarrow flowers and marigold. Mix everything, wait until it sizzles and remove from stove and mix for about 2 minutes. Then homemade ointment cover and it let stand for a full 24 hours in a cool place. The next day heat it slowly with continuous stirring. When the domestic fat is dissolved, strain it good, add ten drops of essential lavender oil and pour into a clean and completely dry container with a lid that closes. Ointment for haemorrhoids of yarrow is applied to the affected area twice a day. With this therapy you should eat a lot of fibre in order to have a soft and regular stool. Also it is necessary to use fat with yarrow tea because it is an excellent complementary therapy with persistent haemorrhoids.

Yarrow tea against insomnia
  • A large tablespoon of yarrow is poured with two and a half dl of boiling water. After ten minutes, strain it and consume - the best in the evening, before going to bed.

Tincture of yarrow for better digestion
  • Glass bottle or an appropriate jar fill with chopped leaves and flowers of yarrow, and pour them with a good homemade brandy. Leave it to stand for exactly three weeks in the sun or a warm place, and then strain the mixture. Yarrow tincture drink in the morning and evening with a large soup spoon.

Yarrow for chapped hands and cracked nipples
  • Boil two tablespoons of leaves and yarrow flowers for about 3 minutes, then obtained yarrow tea chill a little and use it to wash hands and cracked nipples in nursing mothers.

Tea made from yarrow for white discharge
  • Mix 40 grams of leaves and flowers of yarrow and chamomile, and 10 grams of sage and nettle leaves. From the resulting tea mixtures separate 4 tablespoons and pour a litre of boiling water. When a medicinal tea mixture cools to body temperature, use it for flushing. Perform this every day to improve the situation. For more great tips and recipes in the article white discharge in women.

Bath with yarrow - Recipe
  • In a bathtub full of hot water add 20 to 30 flowers of milfoil, or pre-cook this amount of flowers in five litres of water, and add it to the bath. The bath can be poured with 200 grams of sea salt, which draws salt from yarrow and makes the bath even more efficient. The medicinal bath is more than helpful in cases of nervousness, depression, cardiac palpitations and rheumatic pain.

Covering for wounds from yarrow
  • Fresh triturated leaves of yarrow can be used as coverings for wounds caused by the impact, insect bites, and cuts.

Yarrow wine for the kidneys 
  • Two tablespoons of yarrow flowers boil 10 minutes in 0.5 litres of white wine. Every day, drink two tablespoons of this mixture which has proven to be an excellent solution against poor appetite, bile, urine and kidney stones.

Tea made from calendula, nettle and yarrow
  • In a glass container put four pinches of mixture (300 grams of marigold and 100 grams of horsetail, yarrow and nettle). Pour with boiling water, close well and after fifteen minutes, filter it. Yarrow tea drink during the day instead of water, a litre a day for a month, and then make a break of thirty days, and repeat the entire treatment.


Pregnant and nursing women should not drink yarrow tea on their own, because it can cause side effects. People who have frequent problems with the digestive system, should also avoid it. Tea made from yarrow is not recommended for children, or people who are preparing for any surgery or serious intervention. In any case, if you plan to use this plant, either in the form of medicinal tinctures, creams, juice or tea, consult a qualified person to avoid risks. Also, it was found that milfoil is detriment to spermatogenesis and therefore it is not recommended to fully active men.

Yarrow Latin name - Achillea millefolium.