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Mother / Westbrook - YARROW?

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OK so here it is............

One of our friends made some “cold/flu tea" and gave us some - IT IS GREAT both in taste and it works well for colds and Michael thinks it is helping with his legs at night?

Anyway she 'thinks' it has yarrow (white), peppermint (we think it is spearmint) and some flower she ordered in the mail (elderberry?) [Lori knows but she ain't home!]

We want to make more but in our herb garden we just planted yarrow (I think the flowers were yellow?)

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

Is yarrow - yarrow? Or do I have to use white yarrow?

We have lots of dried peppermint as well as spearmint and we have a health food store that might have the other thing?

 

I don't want to die!

Just drink good tea.

 

So help . . . . .

When you are talking about this plant and that plant when making home remedies can I just go out and pick or does it matter is I am picking one we got seed in the mail or something we got wild and brought home to put in out herb bed?

 

I bet a lot of people are thinking about this but here I am asking.

Michael1

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From the post in Herbal Pharmacopoeia .. Yarrow (aka Milfoil)

Yarrow tea was a popular remedy for influenza. It was thought to induce copious sweating, thus reducing the dangerously high fever of this disease. Yarrow tea was considered a good general remedy for severe chest colds as well. The dose was one ounce of the dried herb to one pint of boiling water. It was strained and drunk warm and sweetened with honey or sugar. Sometimes a dash of cayenne pepper was added.

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Originally Posted By: Lois
From the post in Herbal Pharmacopoeia .. Yarrow (aka Milfoil)
Yarrow tea was a popular remedy for influenza. It was thought to induce copious sweating, thus reducing the dangerously high fever of this disease. Yarrow tea was considered a good general remedy for severe chest colds as well. The dose was one ounce of the dried herb to one pint of boiling water. It was strained and drunk warm and sweetened with honey or sugar. Sometimes a dash of cayenne pepper was added.


Yeah I know all that BUT can I use the yarrow that is in my garden?

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http://www.emedicinal.com/herbs/gandana.php

http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/y/yarrow02.html

 

 

These might give you some info. Personally,,,,,I have both wild white flowered yarrow and a domestic purple/pink one in my herb garden and I use both medicinally interchangably but I believe the wild white is a bit more effective. Please be sure to properly ID it.

 

 

Does that help?

 

HUGS

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oh goodness yes, use you pretty yellow yarrow!

 

try making chamomile and yarrow with a hint of either lemon or use a lemon herb (verbena, balm, grass or some other lemon flavor) and your mint.

 

Yarrow has aspirin qualities. And next time you cut yourself... grab some leaves and put it on the cut. Stops bleeding instantly.

 

find a place to grow yarrow as it spreads by runners as well as reseeds.

 

when you have too much... throw in the compost pile helps it cook up faster.

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Originally Posted By: Mother
http://www.emedicinal.com/herbs/gandana.php
http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/y/yarrow02.html


These might give you some info. Personally,,,,,I have both wild white flowered yarrow and a domestic purple/pink one in my herb garden and I use both medicinally interchangably but I believe the wild white is a bit more effective. Please be sure to properly ID it.


Does that help?

HUGS


Does that help? - very much so !
now I know I can make it with the herbs in the garden and I also will be on the lookout for the white kind too. smile

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Originally Posted By: westbrook
oh goodness yes, use you pretty yellow yarrow!

try making chamomile and yarrow with a hint of either lemon or use a lemon herb (verbena, balm, grass or some other lemon flavor) and your mint.

Yarrow has aspirin qualities. And next time you cut yourself... grab some leaves and put it on the cut. Stops bleeding instantly.

find a place to grow yarrow as it spreads by runners as well as reseeds.

when you have too much... throw in the compost pile helps it cook up faster.


WOW!
now THAT is how to answer a question . . . .
right to the point!

Hey, Didn't remember about the leaves for cuts? I may just go out and cut myself to see how good it works wink

Thank You Ladies!

Michael1

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yarrow kills my colds in 24 hours flat. tastes terrible all by itself but the peppermint helps a lot. elderberry is also very useful, new research in Germany shows it helps prevent flu. Herbs for Health was a magazine which wrote up that and all the latest research from Europe, but I cant find it anymore...hope it is not out of print!! Any yarrow will do, I pick the wild stuff and get lots of stares, but I have met some cool herb-ladies doing so.

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my kids used to run around with a leaf folded in half and stuck up their nose.. stopped a nose bleed instantly and they didn't have to stop playing.

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It's so nice to find the answer to a question without even having to type it out!! I assume I can use my red/yellow yarrow as well?? I know I probably have some really cool herbs growing wild on the ranch, but without having a lot of field manual/extension personnel to ID them, I just won't use them. However, I did start an herb bed earlier this year. My yarrow, marshmallow, horehound, horseradish, and sage are going crazy! My arnica is hanging in there, but there's not enough I want to try harvesting it just yet.

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