Yarrow salve – a simple recipe 1


yarrow salve | herbal remedies | Kent | south east | London

Yarrow (Acillea millefolium)

 

As an infusion : Colds and flus; high blood pressure; tones varicose veins; prevents blood clots; tension; weak digestion.

As a salve : Cuts, abrasions and minor burns.

We made some yarrow salve at the weekend.  Nicola picked the yarrow a few months back and left it in a brown paper bag to dry.  It is easy to make.  This is a different set of instructions to those found here and are simpler; take a look at both and see what you think!

  • Heat 200ml of olive oil and add the yarrow.
  • Keep on a gentle simmer for 15 minutes stirring continuously.
  • Add 25g of bees wax and stir in.
  • Pour through a jelly bag and into jars(s) or pots, we use 15ml aluminium ones.
  • Store in a cool, dark place.

yarrow salve | herbal remedies | Kent | south east | London

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