Yarrow Tea

Painting rendered on mixed media paper with watercolor and gouache. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I have a lot of paintings to share along with some stories.

Sand dunes, dune grass, white flowered yarrow, and the smell of salt and seaweed are my memories of the Oregon Coast. When I was a child there were certain plants that I would stare at as if hypnotized. Yarrow was one of them. The plant grows from the coastal mountains to the alpine meadows of the Cascade Range. The delicate white flowers and lace like leaves were a work of art I could stare at forever. I had no idea the ancient myths or healing recipes that surround this plant When I was a child, I just thought it was beautiful.

Yarrow helps with nausea during flu season and also help the restless mind relax and sleep. Take a teaspoon or fresh stem with leaves and flowers of the yarrow with a teaspoon or couple fresh leaves of mint add to cup of boiling water, turn off heat and let sit for twenty minutes.

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