Yarrow Green Oil

yarrow Achillea millefolium

Yarrow green oil.....Yarrow is an herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the family Asteraceae. It produces flowers that can be pink, rose, white, apricot or yellow.

Other common names for yarrow include: arrowroot, bad man's plaything, carpenter's weed, death flower, devil's nettle, eerie, field hops, gearwe, gordaldo, hundred leaved grass, knight's milefoil, knyghten, milefolium, milfoil, millefoil, noble yarrow, nosebleed, old man's mustard, old man's pepper, sanguinary, seven year's love, snake's grass, soldier, soldier's woundwort, stanch weed, thousand-leaf, thousand seal, woundwort, yarroway, and yerw.

Green yarrow oil is produced by steam distillation of the flowering plant.

The stalks are traditionally used for divination in the I Ching, the Chinese classic, one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts.

In the seventeenth century this herb was a popular vegetable. The young leaves can be cooked like spinach.

The American Indians used yarrow in their herbal medicine. The Navajos chewed it for toothaches. The stalks were used by the Pawnee for pain. The Chippewa used the leaves and inhaled them in steam for headaches. A yarrow tea was drunk by the Cherokee to reduce fever and aid with restless sleep.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen Bavaria, South Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen Bavaria, South Germany

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Botanical Name - Achillea millefolium

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Used - Flowering plant

Note Classification - Middle

Aroma - Cool, smooth, herbal

Largest Producing Countries - Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria, France and USA

Traditional Use - Yarrow green oil has limited use in pharmaceutical bath preparations for skin condition, in perfumes and aftershaves.

Properties - Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, hemostatic, hypotensive, stomachic, and tonic.

Benefits - Acne, amenorrhea, arteriosclerosis, burns, colds, constipation, cramp, cuts, cystitis, dysmenorrhea, eczema, fever, flatulence, flu, hair rinse (promotes hair growth), hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, hypertension, indigestion, inflammations, insomnia, rashes, rheumatoid arthritis, scars, stress-related conditions, thrombosis, tones the skin, varicose veins, and wounds.

Blends Well With - Cedarwood, chamomile, oakmoss, pine, valerian, and vetiver.

Safety DataYarrow green oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and possibly sensitizing in some individuals. This oil isn’t to be used while pregnant.

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Green Door, Warnemunde, Germany

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