(Achillea millefolium) Yarrow has a long history in herbal medicine. Yarrow oil can be beneficial to the nervous, genitourinary and digestive systems, and can assist with skin care.
Yarrow oil is extracted from the dried herb by steam distillation. The main chemical components of Yarrow oil are: Borneol, Azulene, Pinene, Limonene and Cineole. Do not use Yarrow oil during pregnancy and prolonged use may cause headaches and may irritate sensitive skin.
The therapeutic properties of Yarrow oil are: antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, astringent, expectorant, carminative and stimulant. Yarrow oil can improve circulatory disorders such as varicose veins and hemorrhoids. It can deal with irregular menstruation, menopausal problems, cystitis and infection.
Yarrow oil can help with digestive problems such as flatulence, colic, cramp, indigestion and constipation. On the nervous system, Yarrow oil can be beneficial to stress-related problems, hypertension and insomnia. The skin can also benefit from Yarrow oil; it can heal inflamed wounds, rashes, cuts, eczema, scars, and burns and can promote hair growth, being reputed to prevent baldness.
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