Flower Friday: Yarrow #FlowerFriday #Gardening #Flowers #Herbs

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I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks. I decided to start sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!


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Today’s share is: Yarrow

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Yarrow is an herb I started growing about five or six years ago. I developed an interest in using it as a poultice powder for wounds and tea for pain and relaxation. So far, I’ve only used it for tea. It has many different medicinal uses.

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I bought seed in three different colors and ended up with just this lovely magenta and white; for some reason the red never came back. Regardless, I’m happy to have it in any color and just love its fernlike leaves. Growing from seed is very cheap, not only that, I’ve rarely seen yarrow in garden centers. You can find it growing in the wild as well.

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I have this planted on the edge of a butterfly garden. It comes back every year and it’s fairly easy to grow; however, the seeds are super tiny and do require some care when planting. My only experience has been starting seed in the greenhouse and transplanting plants outdoors after frost.

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An early bloom
  • Scientific name: Achillea millefolium
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Perennial in zones: 3-9
  • Native to temperate zones of Asia, Europe, and North America

 


Thanks for checking out Flower Friday. What do you like to grow? Feel free to share any thoughts and suggestions below. Have a wonderful weekend!

❤ Mischenko

37 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Yarrow #FlowerFriday #Gardening #Flowers #Herbs

    1. That’s an excellent idea! I’m going to try that this year. The little flowers, in a way, remind me of baby’s breath. It’s not bad as tea, and similar to echinacea, it’s wonderful for colds and flu. Definitely worth drying for winter! Thanks, Mackey. Have a great weekend. 🌝

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  1. starjustin

    Funny how you can see so many beautiful flowers growing on the sides of the roads and think that they’re just flowering weeds or some type of wildflowers.
    Your flower Friday’s always seem to put them in perspective for me. Thx for sharing this! 🙂❤️🌺

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  2. I’ve heard of yarrow for medicinal properties but never used it. Does it work in tea for pain and relaxation? And taste good (I drink dandelion tea which tastes pretty odd, so I guess almost anything is better than that, lol). I’m trying to work more herbs into my everyday life and see how that goes. 😉

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    1. It does work as tea for pain and relaxation. It’s great for reducing fever, and shortening colds and flu too. It also ‘moves’ blood so it helps with blood clots and works as a thinner, but also helps blood clot when it needs to. It’s weird! Herbs are awesome, but I always recommend people to check with their docs to be sure there aren’t any issues with medications first. I ended up learning that lemon balm (although I still use it) interacts with the thyroid. It’s something Anthony William never mentions in his books so, luckily I found out from Dr. Axe. There’s always something to learn about herbs it seems. 😉 You’ll have to let me know if you try it! I usually mix it with mint. 💜

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      1. This would be great right now for the flu, lol. But I’m glad that you told me that it works as a blood thinner because I can’t use it then since I’ve been on Heparin since my pulmonary embolisms back in August and will be for a while. I can’t take Aspirin of NSAIDS anymore and not even Vit E or Evening Primrose, which is too bad because I’ve always taken both of those. I take lemon balm, but I had no idea about the thyroid thing…I guess I should ask my Dr. She did tell me not to take ashwagandha because it interacts and my thyroid was staying hypo, so I haven’t even though I really want to…you take it, right? Have you had issues with it? ♥

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        1. I take ashwaghanda twice a day right now. Ashwaghanda can help normalize the thyroid by calming high levels or helping low levels from what I’ve read, but I’m no expert. I’ve only heard about lemon balm and I was using the tea straight from my garden until my levels dropped and I wasn’t sure why, so I quit. I guess we’re all different! I do know that ashwagandha can cause the immune system to become more active so, I suppose it’s best to check with your doc to be safe. ❤ Hope you guys are better soon! 😉 xoxo

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        2. Interesting; I don’t really know if she knows anything about herbs to be honest. LOL. I’ll ask my neurologist when I see him in June. He’s very into alternative treatments. I’ve never used lemon balm as a tea but I take it as a tincture at bedtime to help with my anxiety and sleep…I just started in Jan and haven’t had my thyroid checked since Dec, so it could have messed it up, oops! I won’t know until June. So interesting how herbs can change things in our bodies. Everyone seems to be almost completely better and I’m on my way there since this is the first day that I’ve felt better (just wish I could breathe). Thanks! xoxo

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        3. I don’t know for sure what the deal is with lemon balm. It’s a huge virus fighter, but Dr. Axe mentioned the way it interferes with thyroid function. Truth is, I don’t know for sure that it’s for sure what messed my labs up, but it could be. Herbs can be shocking like that! 😂

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        4. That’s so crazy, lol. I do like Dr. Axe. Haha! With hashimoto’s who know, right? I wasn’t doing anything at all different when my TSH went from 1.04 to 8.27…then they went back to normal again in 4 months! It’s just insanity. But you know that better than anyone! 😉

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  3. I somehow missed this post! This plant is SO cool. I have heard of the tea, too. Have you had any luck with the benefits- for pain and relaxation? I LOVE this flower. The actual flower itself reminds me of verbena or another plant I’m blanking on the name of. The fern like foliage is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this, my brilliant friend! ♥️

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    1. I find myself going back and checking blogs here lately because somehow I’ve missed some. I just learned that a few a mine haven’t been going into the reader and that’s a huge issue. I’m guessing that’s what’s happening with other blogs as well because I rely on the reader to get all posts.

      The tea is good for relaxation, but I haven’t really tried it for pain. I don’t have pain often, and if I have a headache, I head straight for the essential oils lol. 😁 I’ve read that it works though! Thanks for checking it out, Jen! This is a fun one to grow.

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      1. I use notifications for most of my reading. Of course you can “only” get 100 of those, so some roll off before I see them if I don’t check more than once a day. I have almost always seen you in my notifications, just FYI. I think this has been the only time I missed one. ❤️

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  15. Oh! I have only ever seen white yarrow. The magenta is lovely. I planted it for the bees when we lived in the country and never thought to use it for anything else. If I ever get garden space again I’ll have to plant some to use. Thanks for sharing! 🌸

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