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Health Benefits of Yarrow + Yarrow Tea for Colds and Flu
Episode 213th July 2022 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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There must be a thousand health benefits of the yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium)! This herb continually surprises me with all that it can do! In this episode, I’m excited to share lots about yarrow including favorite present day uses, current medical research, and even traditional historical uses.

I’m also sharing a recipe for yarrow tea with you. People have been relying on yarrow tea for colds and flu for hundreds of years. That’s because it works so well! It’s effective for relieving general discomfort, but gentle enough for most people and even children. 

It’s best to have safe and effective remedies ready before you actually need them, so this recipe for yarrow tea is a great one to have on hand even if it’s not currently cold and flu season where you live.

After listening to this episode, you’ll know:

► Why yarrow’s paradoxical energetics make it supportive for so many different conditions

► The basics of how to work with yarrow for a variety of common health concerns

► How to check that the yarrow you’re harvesting has strong medicinal qualities

Show snippet: 

“Yarrow heals wounds, harmonizes the blood, rejuvenates the skin, relieves cold and flu symptoms, promotes digestion, and has shown to benefit people with cancer and multiple sclerosis…seriously, what can’t this plant do!”


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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here