Nature has given us an abundance of healing herbs that have been used by mankind for centuries for treatment of various diseases.When it comes to weight loss, however, one of the most recommended herbs is the white yarrow.
Whether the healing plant really helps for weight loss or it is just a myth, we are about to find out, but before that…
The white yarrow(Achillea millefolium) is an unpretentious perennial plant growing outdoors(near the road, in grassy areas, near shrubs, in meadows or in bright forests). This plant can easily be distinguished even by people who are not that familiar with herbs, because it has characteristic white flowers that are formed as a basket. The healing plantisn’t among the protected species, it blooms from May to September, andgenerally its flowers are usedfor healingpurposes.
The healing properties of the herb are numerous, as some of them are as follows:
- Increasescapillary strength
- Supports rapid wound healing
- Reducesinflammatory processes
- Improves the function of the gallbladder and stimulates the liver function.
And that‘s not all! The herb helps ingastritis, ulcers, colitis, cuts, reduces uterine bleeding, relieves pain in the joints, reduces blood pressure, strengthens hair and nails, improves skin appearance, has healing effect for cystitis, for bladder stones, and is even useful for colds and flu.
The amazing healing properties of white yarrow are due to the abundance of biologically active substances it contains. Very few are the plants that contain at the same time essential oils, flavonoids, bitter compounds, acids, choline, glycosides, esters, copper, vitamins С, К, Е, А, tannins, monoterpenes, phytoncide, alkaloid ahilein.
Thehealing properties of the plant are numerous, but is it possible to lose weight with the help of white yarrow?
The short answer to this question is „YES”.If we have to be a bit more circumstantial and more detailed in our answer, we have to say that together will all extremely valuable for the health properties,white yarrow is one of the most powerful means of weight regulation. Why?
First of all, this herb has the ability to improve the metabolic function, including the metabolism of fats. Moreover,it has a slight diuretic effect and removes excessive water and reduces edema, so it is one of the best herbal detox remedies from the gastrointestinal tract.
All this leads not only to weight loss, but also to cleansing of the organism, as well as to better health and improvement of the appearance.
Use of healing herbs for weight loss
Usually white yarrow is consumed as tea and is drunk several times a day.
Spoonful of dry white yarrow is added to a glass of water (about 200 ml) and the mixture is placed on the hot plate to boil. The ready tea is brewed for about15 – 20 minutes, then it is strained and ready for consumption.
The hot beverage should be consumed three times a day, one cup 30 minutes before eating for a period of 14 days. After that, a break of2 – 3 weeks should be made and if needed another tea course can be performed.
For weight loss with the help of white yarrow you can drink the beverage prepared only from the herb or you may combine several herbs for greater effect.
The nutritional specialists recommend the combination of a tablespoon of the healing plant, a tablespoon of anise and a tablespoon of chamomile. The herbs are boiled in half a liter of water, then brewed for about 15 minutes, then the drink is strained and consumed three times a day before eating.
For a normalization of the metabolism you can prepare yourself a hot drink of white yarrow, ginger and nettle. If you prefer this option, the proportions are the same, but instead of drinking it three times a day, the recommended tea dosage is¼ cup once a day.
Like any healing plant, the white yarrow also should be used very carefully, because, along with its many benefits, the herb may also cause some damages.
Therefore, if you are pregnant, if you are breastfeeding, if you suffer from acute gastritis or you have low blood pressure, or your organism is prone toformation of clots, then the use of white yarrow is not recommended.
How to increase the effect of the consumption of the herb and to lose weight even more effectively?
Almost everyone who has tried to lose weight relying on a miraculous pill, without changing his diet and lifestyle, failed to achieve the desired results and there is a very logical reason for that. Without change and without effort, perfect shape cannot be achieved.
So if you really want to have effect with regard to weight loss using white yarrow, don’t limit your efforts only to drinking three cups of tea a day, but change as much as you can your diet.
Proper, balanced nutrition, daily physical exercises combined with the weight loss effect of the white yarrow can create miracles and only a week later you will be happy to see that the weight scales show less kilograms.
Healthy drinks made of white yarrow, which can be useful to you not only for weight loss, but also for treatment of specific diseases
Tea for improvement of the function of the digestive system
White yarrow, dill, parsley and anise are mixed. Take a spoon of the herbal mixture, then add it to boiling water (about200 ml)and then brew for about an hour. Finallystrain the drink and consume¼ cup twice a day.
Drink to remove constipation and cleansing of the intestines
Mix two parts chamomile, one part white yarrow, one part cumin, one part buckthorn and one part anise. Take a spoon of the mixture and put it in a cup of boiling water. The drink should be brewed for about two hours, then strained and consumed.
Drink against colds
- 2 – 3 spoons of the healing plant are added to 1,5liters of water and then boiled. The tea should be strained and when it cools down a tablespoon of honey can be added to it. The drink can be consumed several times a day.
- One liter of water is boiled and a tablespoon of dry white yarrow is added to it. Themixture should boil on the hot plate for another 10 minutes and after that should be brewed for about an hour and a half – up to two hours. Finally it must be strained,then 200 ml blueberry juice and a tablespoon of honey should be added, and the drink can be consumed several times a day.