Aromatherapy properties and benefits of Yarrow essential oil

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a well-known broad-spectrum herb. The yarrow inflorescences are flat, and composed of several small flowers. The ancient Europeans called it a man’s herb and ‘war licorice’ because they prepared a healing salve from it for their wounds. It is yarrow’s ability to heal wounds that links its Latin name Achillea to the Trojan War hero Achilles. Yarrow is also known as a feminine herb because it helps with menstrual pain, menopause, dysmenorrhea, and hypermenorrhea. In Chinese medicine, Yarrow represents the perfect balance between Yin and Yang (masculine and feminine).

We have selected some of the ways to incorporate Yarrow essential oil into your aromatherapy.

How Yarrow essential oil works

  • It has pronounced anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties that make it effective for skin problems: eczema, open wounds and ulcers.
  • Has a disinfecting, toning, temperature-lowering, pain-relieving and hemostatic effect.
  • It helps with all “female” problems: climacteric disorders, premenstrual syndrome, missing/late and painful menstruation, as well as inflammatory diseases.
  • Relieves gastrointestinal problems: cramps, colic, gas.
  • Soothes nervous tension, insomnia, mild depressive states, headache, migraine.
  • It is suitable for oily skin type and acne.

100% natural composition

It is obtained by steam distillation from stalks and flowers of wild yarrow (Achillea Milefolium). It is 100% organic certified and meets the BDS ISO 16128-1:2018 standard.

The aromatic ingredients of the oil are Camphene, Germacrene D, Caryophyllene, and Chamazulene.

It owes its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties and its blue color to the active ingredient hamazulene. Stimulates gastric secretion and at the same time absorbs gases from the intestines. Germacrenes are volatile organic hydrocarbons with antimicrobial properties.

Application

Aroma lamp/aroma diffuser: 7-8 drops per 15-20 sq.m. area.

Aroma bath: 6-10 drops dissolved in 1 tablespoon of honey, milk or sea salt. They help with impaired blood circulation, arthritis, rheumatism, for the recovery and strengthening of the body, after infectious and other diseases.

Sitz bath: 6 to 8-10 drops for inflammatory diseases in women.

Inhalations: directly inhale from the vial or place 1-2 drops on a handkerchief

Massage/self-massage: 4 drops per 10 ml. base oil.

Compresses: 4-6 drops per 200-400 ml. Hot water.

Contraindications: not to be used during pregnancy! The oil increases the photosensitivity of the skin, so sun exposure should be avoided after using it.

Aroma blend

Yarrow oil has an herbal, bitter-gentle aroma with a slight camphor tinge. It combines well with other herbal and woody aromas – geranium, lavender, lemon balm, sage, chamomile, white pine, juniper. Also suitable with citrus aromas.

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