Yarrow Essential Oil

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Yarrow Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Plant Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Plant Part: Flowers
Growth Method: Organic
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Color: Dark Greenish-blue
Consistency: Thin-medium
Strength of Aroma: Soft

Yarrow, a member of the Asteraceae family, is one of the most widely used medicinal plants and widespread species in North America. Although it is native to Europe, it can now be found in all 50 U.S. states plus all Canadian provinces and territories, as well as in Greenland. The perennial herb propagates from an extensive root system, known as the rhizome. During the early stage, the hairy stems grow close to the ground; then reach up to 3 feet during flowering, which occurs from June to October. The tiny flowers that grow in flat-topped composite clusters at the top of the stems are usually bone-white but can occasionally be found in tinged pink, faint brown or light purple. The feather-like and finely-divided leaves are lanceolate in outline and up to 350 mm long and 40 mm wide, giving it a lacy appearance.

Although Yarrow essential oil is found to be anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic and antispasmodic, it is best known for its wound healing capabilities, particularly in staunching the flow of blood. It is considered a vulnerary and hemostatic with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. The astringent action of the leaf, when inserted into a nostril, may stop a nosebleed. Used as an infusion, it can help speed up the healing process of skin ulcers, rashes and hemorrhoids. Yarrow has long been used by the Native Americans to treat a variety of skin ailments.

Yarrow essential oil is also beneficial in lowering high blood pressure and is particularly helpful in combating migraine headache. It is an effective treatment during the early stages of measles and chickenpox, and can be used to treat a variety of wounds and ailments such as acne, amenorrhea, arteriosclerosis, burns, constipation, cramp, cystitis, dysmenorrhea, eczema, flatulence, hemorrhoids, hypertension, indigestion, insomnia, promotes hair growth, stress and veins.

Yarrow essential oil has a sweet herbaceous scent with a slightly hint of camphor. The aroma is fresh with spicy undertones.

The scent of Yarrow inspires a feeling of security and helps clarify the mind to improve long-term planning.

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Despite its medicinal benefits, Yarrow essential oil should not be used for long periods of time as it may have a cumulative medicinal effect on the system. Also, pregnant and lactating women should avoid the use of Yarrow oil, due to its uterine stimulating properties.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Avoid during pregnancy.

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Highly recommend!

Date: January 10, 2011

Written by: from Calgary

Overall Rating: 5

Received this oil from my sister for Christmas. Love it sooo much. The color is beautiful. I particularly like the herbal fragrance. Great find! Will try other oils as well. Highly recommend!

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