Tinctures are herbal medicines in which healing properties from the herbs are transferred in alcohol, and like that, they can last a long time. Every herbal cabinet should contain tinctures from a few herbs to be used when needed.

Yarrow tincture is a first-aid remedy. It is helpful for fevers, colds, flu, and improves digestion. It is also an aid in UTI (urinary tract infections) and it strengthens the vascular system.

Prepare this easy recipe and use the yarrow tincture for:

1. Fevers

Yarrow stimulates the skin pores to open and increase sweating. With that, the body temperature is lowering. Also, it relaxes the body during fevers, colds, and the flu.

Next time when you feel some of these symptoms take a few drops of this tincture in hot water every 30 minutes.

2. Wounds

Yarrow contains anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic, and astringent properties. These properties make it natural first aid for wounds, cuts, bites, and scratches. Wash the wound with a yarrow tincture diluted in water.

3. Vascular System

Yarrow is strengthening veins, arteries, and capillaries, and the overall vascular system. If you get burst blood vessels in your eyes, varicose veins, or bruise easily, take yarrow tincture regularly to improve the walls of blood vessels and their functioning.

4. Urinary Tract Infections

Thanks to its diuretic and antimicrobial properties, yarrow is one of the few herbs that is indicated for UTI (urinary tract infections). Drink yarrow tincture in cool water, as it will act as a diuretic and you will pee more. It will help the body to heal itself and protect from infections like this with its antibacterial properties.

5. Digestive Organs

The bitter properties of yarrow are stimulating digestive organs. Take yarrow tincture diluted in water to digest your food properly. To decrease the chance of getting gallstones dilute the tincture in room temperature water before the meal with a high fiber diet.

6. Female Problems

You can use yarrow tincture for lack of menstrual flow, menstrual cramping, menopause and night sweats.

How To Use Yarrow Tincture?

One tablespoon 2 – 3 times a day is the recommended dose. It all depends on how much the tincture is concentrated. This dosage is for ⅓ tincture or one-part of herbs three-part alcohol. If the tincture is stronger, reduce the daily dosage.

Also, the tincture is good to be taken under the tongue. Like that it directly enters the bloodstream. The tinctures are strong and that’s the reason for their use diluted in water. Avoid other liquids for 15 min afterward in both ways.

For persons who want to avoid alcohol, like children, elder people, and others, there is a way:

  1. Remove the 200 ml boiled water from the heat and leave to cool to 80°C.
  2. Add the tincture (drops) to the water.
  3. Leave it for 20 minutes again and allow the alcohol to evaporate.
  4. Pour into a cup and drink it.

Yarrow Tincture Side Effects

Herbs of the Asteraceae family may cause mild allergies in some individuals. Be careful and test yourself with a small amount of it or consult a health provider.

For pregnant or nursing mothers, it is not recommended to use it.

Yarrow Tincture Recipe

For this recipe, I will use dried herbs, but you can use it fresh ones too. Also, the alcohol I use in the video below is traditional alcohol. You can use other 40% – 50% alcohol like vodka.

Before we start, you might also be interested in my other recipes:

Yarrow tincture recipe in a jar.
Yarrow Tincture Recipe and Its 6 Uses
Print Recipe
Homemade yarrow tincture recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 40 days
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 40 days
Yarrow tincture recipe in a jar.
Yarrow Tincture Recipe and Its 6 Uses
Print Recipe
Homemade yarrow tincture recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 40 days
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 40 days
  • 1 hand yarrow dried or fresh
  • 300 ml vodka or other 40-50% alcohol
Servings: people
  1. Put the herbs in a clean glass jar.
  2. Pour them with the alcohol to the level of the herbs.
  3. Close the jar and place it in a place not to be exposed directly to sunlight.
  4. Leave it for about 40 days with occasional shaking.
  5. After that period, drain through cloth.
  6. Store in a glass jar or bottle in a cold and dark place.
Recipe Notes

The ratio between herbs and alcohol should be as in the video. That is, the level of alcohol should be up to the level of herbs, maybe a bit higher.

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