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.