Yarrow Essential Oil – Benefits, Uses and Properties

Common Name: Yarrow, Yarrow, Cut Grass, St. Joseph’s Herb, St. John’s Herb, Carpenter’s Herb, Blewnake 
Latin Name: Achillea millefolium              
Botanical Family: Asteraceae 
Distilled Part: Flowering Airborne 
Origin (Country where the essential oil is produced): Balkans (Bulgaria) (in the wild)

Biochemical composition of the essential oil of yarrow

The biochemical structure is likely to evolve according to the conditions of production. 
Main chemical  compound: Monoterpenes (15 to 30%) (Sabinene, Pinene, etc.), Sesquiterpenes (12 to 18%) (beta-caryophyllene, germacrene, Chamazulene, etc.), Ketones (6 to 18%) (Camphor, is Artemisia, thujone …) 
Other chemical compounds: Monoterpenols (2 to 12%) (Terpineol, Borneol, etc.), Oxides (5 to 10%) (1.8 Cineole), Esters (1 to 10%), Lactones.

Features and indications of the essential oil of yarrow

Caution
It should be noted that it is recommended to contact a professional to 
collect personalized and secure data, adapted to your medical situation, your profile and your age.

Processing

Cutaneous application Arthritis, sprain, Dupuytren’s disease, rheumatism, fissure, cracking, itchy skin, eczema, small wound, micro cut, shingles, menstrual imbalances, prostate disorders, nervous system inflammation, nervous system pain, agitation, anxiety, anxiety, latent depression, stress, overwork, sadness, emotional imbalance
Olfaction / Inhalation / Diffusion Agitation, anxiety, anxiety, emotional shock, latent depression, exacerbated sensitivity, stress, exhaustion, sadness, emotional imbalance

Properties and indications on the physical plane

Special features of essential oil of yarrow

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • healing
  • Anti-bleeding

Other properties:

  • Anti-itching

Indications and techniques of use of the essential oil of yarrow on the physical plane 

The signs below are listed in alphabetical order:

Muscle and joint benefits:

  • Arthritis: dilute with vegetable oil and rub the affected area.
  • Sprain: dilute with a vegetable oil and massage the area concerned.
  • Dupuytren’s disease: dilute with a vegetable oil and massage the painful area.
  • Rheumatism: dilute with a vegetable oil and massage the painful area.

Skin benefits:

  • Crevasse, crack: dilute with vegetable oil and apply to the affected part.
  • Skin itch: dilute with vegetable oil and apply to the affected area.
  • Eczema: dilute with vegetable oil and apply to the affected part.
  • Small wound, micro-cut: dilute with a vegetable oil and apply on the concerned part.
  • Shingles: dilute with vegetable oil and apply to the affected part.

Urinary and gynecological benefits:

  • Menstrual imbalances (dysmenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, etc.): dilute with vegetable oil and massage the lower abdomen.
  • Prostate disorders dilute with vegetable oil and massage the lower abdomen.

Nervous benefits:

  • Inflammation and pain related to the nervous system (neuritis, neuralgia): dilute with a vegetable oil and massage the affected part.

Psycho-emotional properties and indications

Special features of essential oil of yarrow

  • Tonic, stimulating

Indications and methods of use of yarrow essential oil psycho-emotionally

The signs below are listed in alphabetical order:

  • Agitation, anxiety, and anxiety: in olfaction and diffusion, or in the bath by mixing a few drops to a neutral base.
  • Emotional shock: in olfaction and diffusion.
  • Latent depression: in olfaction and diffusion, or in the bath by mixing a few drops with a neutral base.
  • Exacerbated sensitivity: in olfaction.
  • Stress: in olfaction and diffusion, or in the bath by mixing a few drops with a neutral base.
  • Overwork: in olfaction and diffusion, or in the bath by mixing a few drops with a neutral base, or massage by diluting in a vegetable oil (wrists and soles of the feet).
  • Sadness, emotional imbalance (emotional breakdown, emotional deprivation, loneliness, separation …): in olfaction and diffusion, or in the bath by mixing a few drops to a neutral base.

Precautions of essential oil of yarrow

Potentially neurotoxic and abortive, the essential oil of yarrow is strictly contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women, children under 12 years and in people with epilepsy.

The essential oil of yarrow is also to be avoided in people with allergies to camphor.

Cutaneous, yarrow must be used locally in moderate doses and highly diluted.

Contraindications of essential oil of yarrow

Processing

To proscribe or avoid Dissemination, pregnancy, child under 12 years
Low tolerance Cutaneous tolerance

 

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