“Yarrow oil was added to certain Swedish beers and the historical uses of this herb goes on and on as a never-ending list. This herb is also known as Milfoil for its feathery look.”
Yarrow, a celebrated sacred herb was known to be used by Achilles, the Greek hero of Trojan War for healing the wounds and to curtail bleeding of his soldiers. The botanical name of this plant Achillea Millefolium is followed by his name Achilles. Historical references prove that the ancient Chinese medicinal system used Yarrow essential oil to treat problems related with menstruation whereas the primordial Scandinavians used this efficacious oil to treat rheumatism. Yarrow essential oil was used in Scotland to protect from evil and was trusted to have an all-healing potential to treat numerous disorders all through the ages.
The essential oil extracted from yarrow (scientific name Achillea millefolium) is widely employed to cure allergies as well as provide relief from stress. This essential oil has a vivid deep blue hue and has a pleasant sweet aroma. Only a few other essential oils have such a wonderful color. This oil possesses antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Use of yarrow essential oil shields the wounds from becoming septic. It also helps to combat various bacteria, viruses and fungi that may be attacking our body. Application of this oil on wounds forms a protective covering on them, besides triggering the leucocytes and blood platelets at the affected site, which, in turn, prevents the microbes from invading the area.
The essential oil of yarrow also possesses relaxing properties, which is highly beneficial for people suffering from insomnia and too much stress. Such people are eager for some relaxation and sound sleep. In fact, yarrow essential oil is a real blessing for such people. This oil helps the nerves, brain as well as the muscles to relax. At the same time, it helps to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) and promotes sound and an energizing sleep. It is much safer and better to use yarrow essential oil for this purpose compared to using harmful synthetic sedative substances like pills, narcotics and alcohol. In the long run, these synthetic substances will take a toll on your body and be responsible for devastating your health.
Yarrow essential oil possesses febrifuge properties, which helps to lower the body temperature during fevers by encouraging sweating. This is mainly because the oil is a natural diaphoretic. At the same time, yarrow essential oil also combats infections that are responsible for fevers. In addition, it helps to alleviate inflammation caused by fever.
You can use this essential oil to successfully lessen and also stop hemorrhage, as it possesses hemostatic properties, which are attributed to the oil’s astringent nature. Owing to its astringent property, yarrow essential oil helps to cause contractions in the blood vessels that are hemorrhaging, thereby stopping the unwanted bleeding.
People who are enduring hypertension (high blood pressure) and are living under constant risk of developing brain hemorrhage or heart attack will find this herb very beneficial. They may try yarrow essential oil as a safe substitute for synthetic drugs that are meant to lower high blood pressure. Administering this essential oil in low as well as mild doses may prove to be effective in bringing down high blood pressure methodically. However, one should not use this essential oil for a prolonged period.
Blends well with
loss of appetite
menstrual abdominal pains
Despite its numerous benefits, you need to exercise certain cautions while using yarrow essential oil. For instance, never use this oil during pregnancy. Moreover, using yarrow essential oil for a prolonged period may result in headaches, in addition to causing skin irritations, especially in people with sensitive skin.
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