Yarrow is an herb that I always keep on hand, especially with kids. It is part of my Sweet Dreams Sleep Tincture and I often add it to teas or preparations.
It's a long-stemmed sunflower found in temperate Northern Hemisphere regions. It has segmented leaves (millefolium means "thousand leaves") and daisy-like white or lavender flowers.
Yarrow is a child-friendly herb. It relieves fevers, shortens cold and flu duration, improves illness relaxation, and relieves hormone- or illness-related cramps. It's helpful for itching, rashes, and other skin issues.
How We Use Yarrow:– In homemade Buckwheat Relaxation pillows to help promote restful sleep– In sweet dreams sleep tincture for times when falling asleep is difficult– In teas (with mint and chamomile) during illness
– As a tea, tincture or poultice on skin for rashes and itching– As a tincture to help ease menstrual cramps and hormone issues (not for use during pregnancy)– Yarrow tea often helps with congestion symptoms from allergies and illness– Adding yarrow to skin lotions, oils or salves can help with eczema or dry skin
– I add a strong yarrow tea to my child’s bath for a high fever that I want to bring down naturally– Since it is helpful in stopping bleeding and avoiding infection, poultices of yarrow and plantain can be helpful on wounds
I buy Organic Yarrow Leaves and Flowers in bulk from here, as this is the most inexpensive way I’ve found and I just make my own teas, tinctures and poultices as needed.
It can also be found in pre-made tinctures, teas, and lotions. For those who like to wildcraft herbs themselves, check with herbalists or experts in your area to see if Yarrow is a native plant.