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    Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

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    Yarrow

    Yarrow has been used for thousands of years as a sacred and medicinal herb. Its Latin name Achillea derives from its legendary use by Achilles for healing the battle wounds of his soldiers.
    The oil can vary between pale to dark or greenish-blue, with a powerful herbaceous and slightly sweet smell.


    Key actions:

    Cleansing, relaxing and cooling


    Benefits:
    Skin
    An anti-inflammatory, which helps soothe eczema, rashes and scar tissue. the antiseptic properties help slow to heal wounds and ulcers.


    Mind and emotions
    Has a soothing action, particularly good for stress-related conditions and especially stress induced hypertension or insomnia.


    Circulation
    Its toning properties can help varicose veins and chilblains. It has a normalising effect on high blood pressure.


    Muscles and joints
    A great treatment for rheumatism, especially where pain is associated with pain and stiffness.


    Women's health
    Relieves painful menstrual cramps and helps regulate delayed or infrequent periods.


    Immunity
    Helps to boost immunity against colds and flu, as well as childhood illnesses.


    Digestion
    A digestive stimulant and tonic, it can ease stomach cramps, wind and colic.


    Usage:
    See 'Safe Use of Essential Oils' article

    Bath, massage, diffusion, skin toner, compress or inhalation.

    Blends well with: Lavender, Chamomile and Citrus Oils.


    Safety:
    Sensitisation possible, patch test. Powerful odour, use well diluted.
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    I have loads of yarrow in the garden, and drink it as an infusion from the dried herb, would the benefits be the same in this form when compared to the essential oil?

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