For centuries, yarrow tea has been used historically as a medicinal remedy.*This flowering plant is commonly found in areas of Europe and Asia though it has been introduced to areas of the Americas as well. Often times, the aerial parts of this herb are utilized to brew an herbal tea, or tisane, that can be used for a variety of purposes. Some of the most common uses of yarrow tea include the encouragement of perspiration, as an astringent, and as a supplement for helping to support proper blood circulation in the body.*
Keeping your circulatory system healthy is essential for maintaining the overall health of your body. Healthy circulation ensures that every part of your body gets the adequate amount of blood and oxygen it needs in order to properly function. However sometimes there are certain things which can inhibit good circulatory health such as smoking, lack of exercise, poor diet, and more. Avoiding alcohol and smoking are two good ways to prevent poor circulation, as well as by maintaining good exercise and eating habits. Poor circulation can lead to symptoms such as cold hands and feet, headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, numbness, and in some cases poor memory.
Some studies have shown that drinking yarrow tea may help improve circulation.* The suspected reason that this herb works well for circulatory function is because it has been noted to dilate the capillaries and increase blood circulation.* It is often suggested to drink yarrow tea after a meal at night. Women who are pregnant or nursing, or those who are currently prescribed to medications should consult with a physician prior to drinking yarrow tea to avoid any unwanted interactions.