Yarrow Tea Recipe

Yarrow Tea Recipe

The yarrow is a plant that grows abundantly in the temperate regions of North America, Europe, Asia, and New Zealand. Originally, it was cultivated as a feed for livestock, but studies have shown that the yarrow’s flower has many health benefits. It has been used as a medicine in traditional folk cures all over the world. Thus, it has been used as an ingredient for many types of food, as well as being brewed for tea. Its leaves on the other hand, are used as an herb, and are added for a variety of dishes and recipes. Yarrow is known to fight bacterial infections as well as being an effective decongestant for colds. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps promote a healthy digestive system.

The yarrow’s leaves and flowers can be also consumed raw, and has been featured in salads. It has been synthesized in pill form as a dietary supplement, while its oil can be used to flavor beer and applied to the skin to alleviate diseases. For this recipe, we will be using dried yarrow leaves and flower to brew a soothing and healthy tea.

yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Ingredients

2 tablespoons dried yarrow flowers and leaves, ground into a powder
1 slice of lemon
water as needed.

Directions
Boil water in a kettle or pot and infuse the yarrow. Serve with a slice of lemon.

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