Among the many uses to be found in achillea millefolium, also known as the yarrow plant, this little flowering herb makes an exceptionally advantageous tea. Yarrow tea has proven useful for many different areas of the body and research continues to uncover even more benefits to be found from the constituents in this brew. One of these many uses of yarrow tea includes ingesting it as a digestive supplement.*
Maintaining good digestion is one of the most helpful things you can do for your body. When your digestive system functions properly, you can absorb more nutrients from the foods that you eat, which can help your body absorb more of the vitamins, minerals, and other constituents that it needs. This essentially helps your body to function at its best. Poor digestion can not only leave you not getting as many nutrients as your body needs, but it can also lead to the buildup of toxins in the body which can eventually have a detrimental effect on many vital organs, especially the liver.
Tea made from the yarrow plant contains certain flavonoids and constituents which increase saliva and stimulate the secretion of digestive enzymes in the body.* This tea may also be useful for helping to relax the muscles of the stomach as well as intestinal muscles, reducing chances of painful spasms.* Drinking yarrow tea after a meal may help relieve mild cases of indigestion, heartburn, loss of appetite, and cramps.* It is however, always strongly advised to consult with a doctor prior to drinking yarrow tea if you are currently pregnant, nursing, or prescribed to any medications.