The Latin name of this plant means Achilles’ herb of thousand leaves and comes from the legend that Achilles used this herb to treat his wounds. In ancient books on medicinal herbs it is described as “a cure for all diseases”. It has small white flowers which form an inflorescence at the top of the stem.
The herb has a specific aroma and bitter flavour. The bitter flavour is due to achillein. It is usually used for stomach and intestinal issues, high blood pressure, to stop bleeding, for thrombosis in the heart and the brain. Yarrow also has strong antibacterial properties against staphylococcus, Escherichia coli, candida and other microorganisms. In popular medicine it is used to treat wounds and relieve pain.
The bitter tasting achillein, together with tannins and Vitamin K, make it useful for stopping internal and external bleeding. Yarrow essential oil is efficient against intestinal gas and stomach pain and cramps.
Learn how to make yarrow sparkling soda
Would you like to learn how to make homemade yarrow sparkling soda?
Read the link below and share with us your recipe for homemade juice:
Put 15 yarrow flowers in 5 liters of water, 1 packet sodium citrate, 2 sliced lemons and 400 gr sugar to seep for 24 hours.
The following day squeeze first the flowers and the lemons and then strain the liquid.
Put the juice in glass bottles to rest for 2-3 days. It is very important for the bottle cap to be only put on top, not to screw it, so that the liquid could ferment.
Yarrow juice is served cold. 🙂