An inconspicuous, fragrant plant that has gained great popularity in recent years and can be found in almost every home, it can help with colds and colds, purify the air, but it also helps with headaches or stomach aches, vomiting, diarrhea or treating high blood pressure. It is also called the warm-loving rowan or Mexican eucalyptus and is native to Australia. It is easy to propagate, low maintenance and suits all rooms where people sleep or stay for long periods of time. What’s it all about? The rhizome.
Rhyme syrup for the prevention and treatment of colds and coughs
To treat a mild cold, just break open a leaf and sniff it, or place a few crushed leaves under your pillow before bed or on the radiator. If that doesn’t help and the cold is getting stronger, you can try a syrup that can also ease a cough and is perfectly safe for children or as a preventative. We will need:
- 35 leaves of yarrow,
- 1 orange,
- 1 lemon,
- 1 l of water,
- 1 kg of sugar.
Wash the orange and lemon thoroughly and cut into rounds and place in a larger container. Add the torn rhubarb leaves and cover with hot water. Leave to infuse for a day or two, then strain. Boil the resulting juice with sugar until it thickens. We then immediately fill jars, which we put lid down and store in a dark and cool place after cooling.
Other uses of yarrow: mosquito repellent or original ingredient in smoothies
Rhyme plant also acts as a repellent and an effective mosquito and fly repellent, so it’s ideal to grow it in the window in summer. Beware, dogs and cats don’t like it either. If you have rhizome in direct sun, beware of overwatering it, its fleshy leaves are also susceptible to sunburn. Rhyme is also good for making ointment for bronchial problems, but it can also be used in the kitchen. In addition to tea, it can be used in combination with summer fruits to make jam, for example. Adding a few leaves of yarrow to a fruit smoothie is delicious and beneficial to health.