One important reason to plant yarrow in your garden is that it will attract pollinators. Plant it near your vegetable garden for the greatest benefits.
Yarrow Health Uses:
- Yarrow Tea (Hot) Or Tincture For Fevers
- Yarrow For Digestive Support
- Yarrow For Headaches
- Yarrow Poultice, Compress, Or Salve For Wounds
- Cardiovascular Support
- Yarrow Tea (Cold) For Urinary Support
- Yarrow Tea For Postpartum And Menstrual Support
- Yarrow For Skin And Hair
Yarrow is easy to grow and isn’t picky about the soil.
Buy a nice sized yarrow plant from your local nursery. Once it gets properly established, you will never be without it in your garden again.
- Ideally, you want to put it in light, sandy soil that drains well.
- However yarrow is a plant that is very adaptable and will grow in just about any soil. It likes full sun but will grow in partial shade.
- Water it deeply twice a week for the first month.
- Yarrow is a very forgiving plant and very hardy. It is a good plant to put where there is little water because it thrives on neglect.
- It is frost-resistant and will add some greenery to the winter garden if you have mild to moderately cold winters. If you are in an area that experiences snowfall, it will die down completely in winter. It will come up again on its own in the spring.
Yarrow is a very good companion plant. It improves the health of plants growing nearby and enhances their essential oil content while improving soil fertility.
Yarrow is well-known for its ability to improve the soil.
Every three to five years, in spring or fall, divide the clump of yarrow. You can plant the runners that have taken root. Remove any dead leaves and add them to the compost heap.
Once established, this herb will withstand a lot of neglect.
Note: I have been advised by a reader that yarrow caused her to get a rash.