Yarrow tea is one of the herbal teas that have been used for many generations. I am talking thousands of years. To give you an idea of how far back its usage goes, it was mentioned in ancient Greek mythology. Yeah, that was a long time ago. You might be wondering just exactly what this herbal drink is – where does it come from? The scientific name for it is Achillea millefolium – since it was featured in the story of Achilles in Greek mythology. The plant is what Achilles was supposed to have made his protectant from that he put all over his body, with the exception of his heel.
In modern day, yarrow tea is used for many different reasons. People have used it in order to help stimulate the appetite, to help with fevers and colds, to help with gastric and digestion issues, and to help with the gallbladder – just to name a few things. Whatever your reasoning is for using this herbal drink, you must consult with your doctor before its usage. All of the things that it can help with could be signs of serious medical conditions and you need to have them all ruled out before you go using something like this herbal drink to help with it.
There are several different places where you can buy yarrow tea for consumption. You can find it online, especially, but you can also find it at health food stores, specialty tea shops, and even at some grocery stores – depending on where you live. The larger the city, the better able you will be to find this herbal drink remedy without having to buy it online. Of course, for many people online may be the only option for purchase. If that is the case, then you need to make sure to buy from a good and trustworthy website so you will get the product you order and not some dangerous mixture.
The way that you prepare yarrow tea is that you take some of the dried leaves from the plant and you steep it in boiling water for at least five minutes, but it is recommended to steep it for about ten to fifteen minutes so that it will have a stronger taste. There is nothing worse than drinking teas that taste watered down. Just be sure not to drink more than three cups of it in a day, otherwise it may have the opposite effect on you that you had wanted it to have.