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:
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.
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:
- Remove the 200 ml boiled water from the heat and leave to cool to 80°C.
- Add the tincture (drops) to the water.
- Leave it for 20 minutes again and allow the alcohol to evaporate.
- 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 Infused Oil Recipe – Benefits and Uses
- Thyme Tincture Recipe – Used for Dry Cough and Bronchitis
- Elderflower Tincture Recipe for Cold, Flu, and Cough
- St. John’s Wort Tincture Recipe – Benefits and Uses