Yarrow Seed Heads.

Sunrise 08:07 am Sunset: 04:34 pm

Yarrow Tea is a good remedy for severe colds, being most useful in the commencement of fevers, and in cases of obstructed perspiration. The infusion is made with 1 OZ. of dried herb to 1 pint of boiling water, drunk warm, in wineglassful doses. It may be sweetened with sugar, honey or treacle, adding a little Cayenne Pepper, and to each dose a teaspoonful of Composition Essence. It opens the pores freely and purifies the blood, and is recommended in the early stages of children’s colds, and in measles and other eruptive diseases.

A supposed cure all, a decoction of the whole plant is employed for bleeding piles, and is good for kidney disorders. It has the reputation also of being a preventative of baldness, if the head be washed with it.

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3 Comments on “Yarrow Seed Heads.

  1. One of the most useful herbs in the materia medica as it’s so easily available and has so many properties. It is also said to lower the blood pressure.
    Are you studying to become a herbalist, Mike?

    • No Lucy. I am obsessed with nature, and I am trying to add an extra level of interest to an image. If the theory works, when I see yarrow, my memory will reveal the text. It will pop into my head. . . just like that! 🙂

      • Excellent – I hope that works! It adds an extra dimension to the walk if you know some of the properties of the plants you’re seeing, I find. I think it’s the urge us humans have to name things, classify them and know them. 🙂

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