A natural first aid remedy, yarrow is helpful in relieving fevers, shortening the duration of cold and flu, helping improve relaxation during illness, and relieving cramps associated with hormones or illness.
Yarrow is a renowned healer of wounds. Yarrow is a well-known herb known for its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, astringent and analgesic actions.Dilute yarrow tincture in some water and use it to wash wounds, cuts, scrapes, and bites. It helps to disinfect wounds and to stop bleeding.
Yarrow is used for reducing early stages of fever. This herb helps to kill bacteria such as strep and staph. Yarrow is a gentle bitter tonic that helps to stimulate digestion. It treats diarrhea, colic and weak digestion. Use Yarrow tincture to help with female issues such as menstrual cramping, lack of menstrual flow or excessive bleeding, endometriosis, menopause and night sweats.
Caution: Allergies are possible with yarrow.
Tinctures are a liquid extract made by steeping fresh organic herbs in alcohol. Tinctures are the most concentrated form of herbal medicine.
Tinctures are best taken under the tongue where they directly enter the blood stream. They are very strong and may be taken diluted in water, juice or tea. Avoid liquids for 10-15 minutes afterwards.
Check with your doctor to be sure the herbs do not interfere with your medications. Some herbs are not recommended during pregnancy.
Tincture dosage depends on the herb, person and situation. In general, 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon (15–30 drops, 1/2 – 1 dropperful) of tincture is used 3 times daily for chronic situations. For acute conditions, you want to take smaller and/or more frequent doses, such as 1/4 teaspoon every hour.