Yarrow Essential Oils
Throughout Europe, yarrow essential oils are well known as being significant to the culture and for benefits such as their properties as a tonic, stomachic, hypotensive, hemostatic, expectorant, digestive, diaphoretic, cicatrisant, carminative, astringent, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antirheumatic, and anti-inflammatory substance. The essential oils with their thin consistency have an aroma that is herbaceous and sweet with spicy tones. They are derived through steam distillation from the flowers of the dried herb. Yarrow blends well with other essential oils such as verbena, oak moss, cedarwood, angelica, chamomile, frankincense, myrrh, pine, and cedarwood.
Overall Benefits of Yarrow Essential Oils
- Can assist in relieving the body of flatulence
- May aid in the curing of rheumatism and arthritis
- Many individuals benefit from using these essential oils to help cure a fever, or a cold and yarrow is useful as an expectorant to clear phlegm
- Women may receive some relief from problems related to menstruation including nausea, abdominal pain, headache, and fatigue as well as obstructed menses (may also help avoid the occurrence of untimely or early menopause)
- Through perspiration, help rid the body of toxins and may encourage weight loss
- May aid in inflammation reduction throughout the body
- Used for blood circulation improvement
- When used topically, can help rid skin of scars or marks left by boils, pimples, acne, or wounds
Uses for Yarrow Essential Oils
Additional uses of these essential oils can include treatment of infections in reproductive organs, the urinary system, and the digestive system. They are also effective against constipation, colic, and useful topically to treat acne, burns, wounds, and other skin diseases or afflictions. Hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and other circulatory diseases can be treated with these essential oils as well.
Pregnant women should not use these essential oils without their doctor’s permission. Due to their possible neurotoxic effects, these essential oils should also be used in small doses and with caution to avoid skin irritation and headache.