|photo by Nita Lind|
I have decided to add a monthly post dedicated to herbs. In these posts I hope to expose you to and help you learn about the MANY benefits of plants that may be growing right under your feet. I want to share with you things I have tried and tested and hopefully do it in a fun and lighthearted way that won’t make you feel overwhelmed.
Herbs are awesome! You may have it in your mindset that herbs are a little weird and that only STRANGE people use herbs. I will admit I had a few judgements myself. I remember my first experience going into an herb store, and just the weird smell turned me off, (you know what I am talking about, right)? Just because you use herbs doesn’t mean your house is going to have the aroma of a health food store.
Over the years, I have intensively explored the alternative field and I have found many things that work through trial and error. In these upcoming posts I will share with you some home remedies we have tried and what HAS WORKED for us. I say “we” because I have used these remedies on myself and my family.At first they thought I was a little strange when I had them drink some odd tasting herbal concoction, or when I crushed up a plant growing in the yard to put on a bee sting. However, now they come to me and ask what they can use when they have a headache, or are experiencing an ailment of some kind. They ask because they know these things really do work.
With all the crud going around this time of year, I am going to start out with one of my favorite herbs:
- ANTISEPTIC and VIRAL INHIBITOR
- BLOOD PURIFIER
- COLDS AND FLU
“Its volatile oil collects and absorbs many impurities (I think of it as gathering the toxins into little packets) and then, somewhat like a detergent, breaks down these “corralled” toxins into forms much easier for the body to eliminate without the usual illness symptoms.”
To make a simple tea:
|I love using this mesh tea ball with handle. Makes whipping up a cup of tea a snap!|
- Boil water.
- Measure 1 teaspoon of the dried herb per cup of water.
- Steep for 10-15 minutes.
*I like to add a little dried peppermint to my tea. It tastes good and helps clear congestion in the body.
If you have not developed a taste for Yarrow and feel you need to sweeten it a bit, use raw honey or agave nectar.
You will soon learn to love and enjoy the taste.
Sip and enjoy the soothing comfort of Yarrow tea!
If you have questions or have had any great experiences using Yarrow, please post and share!