Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Yarrow Essential Oil

Yarrow Essential Oil

Achillea millefolium



Properties:
Yarrow essential oil has a sweet, spicy smell with watery viscosity.

Origin:
It originated in Scotland.

Extraction Method:
It is extracted from the dried herb by steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
Tricyclene, a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, borneol acetate, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, limonene, isoartemisia ketone, borneol, camphor and traces of chamazulene.

Therapeutic properties:
Anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, haemostatic, hypotensive, stomachic and tonic. 

Uses:

  1. It improves circulatory disorders like varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
  2. It helps with menstruation, menopausal problems, cystitis and infection.
  3. It can also help with digestive problems such as flatulence, colic, cramp, indigestion and constipation.
  4. It is used to counter stress-related problems like hypertension and insomnia.
  5. Yarrow oil helps to heal inflamed wounds, rashes, cuts, eczema, scars, and burns and promotes hair growth.

Precautions:

  • Avoid using yarrow oil during pregnancy.
  • If used in excess, may cause headaches and may irritate sensitive skin.

Blends well with:

Angelica, Cedarwood, Oak moss and Verbena.