Herbal Remedies, Kitchen Witchery

Yarrow Tea Recipes Collection

Herbal Profile

YARROW
Achillea millefolium

Part Used: Leaf and flower
Properties: Astringent, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, fever-reducing, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, tonic
Used For: Wound healing; helps reduce internal and external bleeding. Helps lower blood pressure. Helps regulate menstrual cycle. Helps acute stages of colds, influenza, and respiratory catarrhs.
Flavor: Bitter

Safety Note: May trigger allergic reactions in those sensitive to ragweed. Not suitable for consumption during pregnancy.

Yarrow Tea can be enjoyed alone by adding 1 teaspoon dried yarrow to a cup, covering with boiling water, and steeping for 10-15 minutes before adding honey to desired sweetness. More often though, it is included as part of a tea blend. Scroll below to find the right yarrow tea blend for you.

Rosemary Gladstar has a Fever Reducing Tea based on a famous old Gypsy recipe that’s been passed around for centuries. It’s hard to improve on it, it’s so good as it is.

1 part elderflower
1 part peppermint leaf
1 part yarrow flower and leaf

To make the tea:

  1. Prepare a strong infusion of the herbs by putting 4 to 6 tablespoons of dried herb into a glass quart jar.
  2. Pour boiling water over the herbs, filling the jar. Let steep for 30 to 45 minutes.
  3. Strain.

To use:

Drink 1/2 cup every 30 minutes to bring on a good sweat. Once you begin to sweat, reduce the amount of tea to 1/2 cup every hour and continue until fever subsides.

Gladstar, Rosemary (2012) Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide. Massachusetts: Storey Publishing

The Simple Guide to Natural Health contains a Yarrow and Peppermint Tea that stops a “hot” cold in its early stages. Avoid during pregnancy.

Yields: 2 servings

2 teaspoons dried peppermint leaf
2 teaspoons dried yarrow
1 1/2 cups hot water

Place peppermint and yarrow in a tea ball, teapot with strainer, French press, or paper tea filter. cover with hot water from a recently boiled kettle. Let steep, covered, 15 minutes and then strain and serve.

A “hot” cold is one that includes some or all of the following symptoms: sudden onset of symptoms, feeling warm, running a fever, strong thirst with a desire for cold beverages, and a yellow coating on a bright red tongue. If you catch it in the earliest stage and use a cooling diaphoretic formula like this one, you can sometimes stop the cold in its tracks. Drink as much of this tea as possible during the first 24 hours of your cold while wrapped in warm clothes and blankets to encourage sweating.

St. Ours, Melanie (2018) The Simple Guide to Natural Health. Massachusetts: Adams Media

The Licorice, Ginger, and Yarrow Tea from Mother Earth Living is a good all around tonic for gray days.

Makes 1 cup
This delicious tea will create an inner warmth to help you survive cold, gloomy winter days. It is a good all-round tonic. Licorice is particularly helpful for treating upper and lower respiratory conditions. Ginger is warming and soothing to the chest and stomach. Yarrow, like ginger, acts as a diaphoretic (brings on a sweat) and is a decongestant with strong anti-allergenic properties.

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh yarrow leaves and/or flowers
  • ½ teaspoon ground licorice root
  • ½ teaspoon peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup boiling water
  1. Combine yarrow, licorice and ginger in a warmed small ceramic or glass teapot or cup.
  2. Add boiling water, cover and let steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain and drink.Caution: Licorice should be avoided if you have high blood pressure. Yarrow should be avoided during pregnancy.

https://www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/spring-to-life-with-tea-licorice-ginger

This Yarrow and Mint Tea Recipe from Azure Standard is supposed to be fantastic for nausea, boasting to be better than even peppermint tea! They also suggest drinking one cup a day for an entire month to reset and regulate your menstrual cycle.

Yarrow-Mint Tea Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 sprig of yarrow, dried or fresh
1 tsp peppermint or spearmint, dried or several leaves of fresh
½ tsp licorice root, optional

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil with optional licorice root.
  2. Add yarrow and mint.
  3. Remove from heat and steep for 20 minutes.
  4. Have patient sip slowly on the tea until relief is obtained.

https://www.azurestandard.com/healthy-living/how-to-make-yarrow-tea-home-remedies/

The Simple Guide to Natural Health also has a recipe for Cool Raspberry Leaf and Yarrow Tea which is used for firming up loose stools. Avoid if you are taking diuretics or blood thinners.

Yields: 1 serving

2 teaspoons dried raspberry leaf
1 teaspoon dried yarrow
3/4 cup hot water
3 grains sea salt
1/2 cup ice cubes

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  1. Place raspberry and yarrow into a tea strainer, tea ball, paper tea filter, or other vessel for brewing and straining loose-leaf tea. Cover with hot water and let steep 15 minutes.
  2. Strain the liquid from the spent leaves into a heat-safe cup or mug. Add salt and ice cubes and stir until the ice is dissolved. The liquid should be room temperature or cooler.
  3. Sip the tea very slowly, as needed, to help firm up loose stools.

Raspberry leaf helps to tone and strengthen tissues that have become boggy, lax, or loose. It’s gentle in its astringent action and a cooling, nourishing tonic at the same time. Yarrow echoes the uplifting, tonifying, and astringent properties of raspberry but has a more “warming” nature that brings balance to this formula. For use during pregnancy, omit the yarrow since it may trigger uterine contractions.

St. Ours, Melanie (2018) The Simple Guide to Natural Health. Massachusetts: Adams Media

There you go! One basic preparation and five herbal tea blends highlighting Yarrow.

You can dig deeper into your Yarrow herbal knowledge at Magickal and Medicinal Herbs: Yarrow, learn to make a yarrow salve, learn to make a yarrow tincture, and even purchase dried yarrow for all of your endeavors in the Apothecary.

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Disclaimer: Please note that I am a not medical professional and everything written here is a product of my own research. Don’t take any advice given here over that of a trained doctor. If you ingest any herbs, always make sure that you’re 100% sure that they’re safe. If you’re pregnant or giving to a child, always consult a doctor before ingesting herbs and plant you aren’t familiar with. Magickal instruction and spells are for personal entertainment purposes only. The desired result/outcome cannot be guaranteed as a result of using any magickal item, and should not be used as a replacement for medical/professional assistance.

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