Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
| Rich in chamazulene and azulene Yarrow essential oil has a warm, earthy and sweet aroma with a strong herbal note and a slightly camphorous overtone. Its soft, full aroma is reminiscent of German Chamomile which is also a deep vivid blue color. It can stain so take care! |
Yarrow oil's high azulene content give Yarrow its powerful anti-inflammatory action which is even higher than German Chamomile or Blue Tansy! Azulene also gives Yarrow oil anti-infectious properties for effectively treating infections.
Blue Yarrow also called "Milfoil" has a stress-relieving and uplifting effect on the Body, Mind and Spirit and is an exceptionally versatile oil. Yarrow's botanical name ( Achillea millefolium ) alludes to the God Achilles especial fondness, legend has it, for the sacred healing of Yarrow plant for having cured an injury to his Achilles tendon. Historically Yarrow has been used to heal battle wounds as it is strongly antiseptic, astringent, and anti-inflammatory.
Yarrow oil has ancient cultural roots dating to the Chinese practice of using fifty wooden sticks made from the Yarrow plant to cast the I-Ching for learning correct actions for an individual to take when faced with a personal dilemma in the journey through life. The I Ching was always consulted when making an important decision.
The Yarrow plant serves to represent the opposites being integrated harmoniously, uniting heaven and earth in a balanced way. For instance the stem of the Yarrow plant is strong and hard and has vertical and square markings which represent Yang qualities. At the same time the Yarrow stem has characteristic Yin qualities because its hollowed out inside was filled with soft plant matter and the stem is round.
Truly the Yarrow plant serves to help unite life's paradoxical nature. Yarrow supports inner balance and stability, integration and wholeness.
When in times of challenge calling for great change look to Yarrow to help you find a new way for yourself that unites and balances all opposing forces peacefully within you! Use Blue Yarrow oil during times of important transition, i.e. puberty, change of home, marriage, menopause, life threatening illness, death. Helpful for easing intense mental and emotional states that threaten to consume and overwhelm. Blue Yarrow oil helps to balance, support, tone and strengthen the body, mind and emotions, especially during times of testing or following any bout with illness.
A powerful restorative and analgesic pain reliever Yarrow strengthens and uplifts your Body, Mind and Spirit. Blue Yarrow helps you reconnect with the ground of your being. A powerful ally when you're needing to allow the emergence of new vistas and fresh imaginations.
With its powerful natural anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties Yarrow's action is strongly cleansing and fortifying to the organ, nervous and endocrine systems. Blue Yarrow oil is excellent for treating various musculo-skeletal complaints from sports injuries and accidents! Use Blue Yarrow for easing sore muscles and joints, strains and sprains.
Blue Yarrow is helpful for regulating the menstrual cycle. Try it in a hot compress for relieving menstrual cramps, night sweats and hot flashes associated with menopause. Blue Yarrow may be useful for treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and vaginitis as a douche or in a Seitz bath.
Yarrow oil is useful for hair and skin care and stimulates "new" hair growth. Add Blue Yarrow oil to your favorite shampoo for promoting a healthy scalp and to strengthen your hair shaft. Makes an effective treatment for split ends! Yarrow's astringent and regulating properties make it helpful for balancing oily skin, hair and scalp conditions.
Anti-inflammatory properties in Yarrow essential oil make it useful for calming inflamed skin. Blend with Sweet Basil oil to treat acne, or alone to relieve skin rashes and an assortment of skin irritations, including eczema, psoriasis and seborrhea.
Yarrow oil is fortifying to the immune system and stimulates blood and lymph circulation. Use Blue Yarrow to relieve hemorrhoids and to promote healing of skin sores and open wounds.
To induce sleep blend Blue Yarrow with German Chamomile to effectively calm and soothe your mind and emotions. Blue Yarrow may be helpful for relieving sinus headaches. Inhale pure Yarrow oil to relieve sinus congestion. All the blue oils (Yarrow, Blue Tansy and Chamomile) help to relieve burns, including those associated with radiation treatment for cancer.
Disclaimer: The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.