Yarrow, Growing it using it… and ♥ it

fresh cut yarrow

A few weeks ago I hinted about the great love I have for the Yarrow in my garden. Daisy and I finished up a new batch of the salve and it’s now ready in our Etys shop and our Farm Store. She is now old enough to help with this and her job is to carefully measure out all the ingredients, and put the labels on the tins when ready. With supervision she helps stir the hot melted salve too.

 

yarrow salve

Yarrow is an herb that I always seem to come back to in times of troubled skin. Not only do I love salve but also Macerated oils {infused yarrow oil}, for their ease of use and quick benefits of the herb.

As an anti-inflammatory this herb is Queen! Inflamed joints & varicose veins I love the oil best, rubbed on the trouble spots. When rubbed on varicose veins & bruises it provides relief and hopefully healing of the stagnant blood vessel.  You can also pour the Macerated oil into hot bath water and soak your legs, it also helps with hemorrhoids.

yarrow salve in weck jar

Yarrow also is tops when it comes to quickly stopping bleeding. nose bleeds, clean shallow cuts (paper or knife cuts), scrapes. A word of caution here don’t use Yarrow on dirty cuts and scrapes (road rash), it will heal fast and trap the dirt and bacterial. For these Plantain is a better choice. Also don’t use Yarrow if you are pregnant or nursing.

  • bug bites- will stop the pain and itch
  • stretch marks
  • stop/slow bleeding
  • inflamed joints
  • bee stings
  • bruises
  • rashes
  • lice
  • bruised swollen feet

growing Yarrow is easy

Yarrow grows in many places both in our gardens and fields around the farm. When given the chance I will move it to grow in the herb garden. Found in fields, along side the roads, bees love it and I do too. Growing it doesn’t take any care at all actually, except a drink of water when it’s very dry and hasn’t rained in weeks. It seems to love neglect and poor dirt the best. I cut it mid morning after the dew has dried and hang it in small bunches in the barn to dry for several weeks. then cut and sift it and into the Blue Ball jars for storage.

 

I haven’t offered our Macerated oil {infused yarrow oil} in either of our shop yet, but that will change soon. I am finishing up the labels and it will be available in 1 ounce glass amber bottles. I love the oils over the salve for massage, soaking legs, feet, ect.

Do you grow or use Yarrow, what is your favorite way to use it?

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Posted on 08/25/2014, in herbal salves. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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