Saturday, July 5, 2014

Yarrow Galore

Time for salve making. One of the main ingredients in our handy dandy heal everything concoction is Yarrow. I used to think this was a weed and by all definitions maybe it is. But it is good for healing and all sorts of ailments.

This is what it looks like when it’s in bloom.

IMG_3407 This is just before it blooms. IMG_3406

The chicken pasture is filled with it. IMG_3401

Same with the cow pasture. IMG_3402

Must be thousands of plants all blooming right now. IMG_3403

Anyone need some super duper healing weeds?IMG_3404

We usually just cut the leaves off and soak them in olive oil for 3 weeks or so. Other things we infuse in the oil is comfrey, chickweed, plantain, St. Johns wart, calendula, and anything else we can find. IMG_3405 

Mix it with Balm of Gilead and some bees wax and we could heal leprosy, gout, sniffleous, or hemorrhoids.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is a lot of yarrow! I planted it in my herb garden but never used it in salve. I'll have to add it next time I make some. I know it's reputed as a good tea to bring on a sweat during fever. Also that it is a source of copper, which is why I gather and dry it to add to my goats feed.