Yarrow, Blue, Wildcrafted
Pure Therapeutic Yarrow (Blue) essential oil, Wildcrafted
Botanical name : Achillea millefolium
Extraction method / Source : Steam Distilled / Leaves and Flowering Tops
Aroma : Sharp, camphoraceous, with sweet dryout
Note classification : Odor Intensity :
Key constituents : Camphor, sabinene, 1,8 cineol, alpha pinene, isoartemisia ketone, beta pinene , camphene. Yarrow essential oil's blue color is due to the presence of azulenes. (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 3 years or longer, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Asteraceae Yarrow is a perennial herb, which grows to a height of 6 – 24 inches. It produces green, lace-like leaves and many tiny daisy-like flowers which are pink or white. This creeping herb grows wild all over Europe, western Asia and the United States, and is also cultivated in many European countries.
Regions of Production : Hungary
Growing Practices : Plants indigenous to the area are harvested from the wild, away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Properties : Anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, hemostatic, stomachic, tonic. (Battaglia, 2003) Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Yarrow essential oil is beneficial in the management of hemorrhoids and varicose veins: blend with Cypress essential oil and use in liniment or compress. Also helpful in reducing pain and inflammation of arthritis. May be used to help manage skin irritations, infections, eczema and allergic skin reactions. Recommended for vaginal infections, and menstrual pain. Helps balance and stabilize energies during menopause. (Battaglia, 2003)
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, skin care, ointment. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.
Fragrant influences: Helps maintain psychological equilibrium. Helps manage anger linked to emotional vulnerability. Recommended during major life changes.
Safety : Non-toxic, non-irritating. May cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals. (Battaglia, 2003)
Blends well with : Clary Sage, Sweet Fennel, Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram
History / Fun Facts :
Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal, 2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
Tourles, Stephanie L., Hands On Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.
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