In Nordic countries, the plant was substituted for hops in the production of beer. In Germany, the seeds were used as a preservative in wine...
Parts Used: flower head
Source: steam distillation from the dried herb. Yarrow is a perennial herb with a simple stem up to 1 metre high native to Eurasia; naturalized in North America.
Description and Odor Effect: dark blue or greenish-olive liquid with a fresh, green, sweet-herbaceous, slightly camphoraceous odor.
Nature: rejuvenating, purifying
Blends well with: cedarwood, pine, chamomile, valerian, vetiver, oakmoss
Physical Uses: Yarrow is a cleansing, refreshing oil that tones the skin. It can be used for the treatment of acne, burns, cuts, eczema, as a hair rinse (promotes hair growth), inflammations, rashes, varicose veins, wounds and scars. It is a circulatory system stimulant and blood purifier which is helpful for arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and thrombosis. Yarrow is used to treat constipation, cramp, flatulence, haemorrhoids, indigestion, colds, fever and influenza. Yarrow has a balancing effect on the reproductive system for amenorrhoea (absence of the menses), dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation), cystitis, and other infections.
Mental and Emotional Uses: Yarrow is rejuvenating for stress-related conditions and insomnia.
Yarrow essential oil has a blue color and a delicious sweet aroma.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy.
Therapeutic Properties: abortifacient, analgesic, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitive, astringent, blood purifier, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrizant, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, healing, hemostatic, hepatic, hypotensor, insect repellent, laxative, stimulant (circulatory system), stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vulnerary (wounds)
Application: application, aroma lamp, bath, inhaler, lightbulb ring, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation, steam room and sauna
Yarrow stalks are traditionally used for divination in the I Ching, the Chinese classic.
Yarrow Magic: carrying yarrow not only brings love but it also attracts friends and distant relatives you wish to contact. It draws the attention of those you most want to see.
Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil
To soothe sore or itching skin:
- 4 drops Yarrow
- 4 drops Palmarosa
- 2 drops Roman Chamomile
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