22 November 2008

Botanical Name
Achillea millefolium

Origin
Scotland

Color
Dark Blue

Consistency/Viscosity
Medium

Perfumery Note
Middle

Aroma
Sharp, Spicy, woody, herbaceous

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium - Strong

Extraction Method
Extracted from the dried herb by steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Tricyclene, a-pinene, camphene, B-pinene, sabinene, borneol acetate, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, limonene, isoartemisia ketone, borneol, camphor, chamazulene

Therapeutic Properties
Anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, haemostatic, hypotensive, stomachic and tonic

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • It improves circulatory disorders like varicose veins and hemorrhoids
  • It helps with menstruation, menopausal problems, cystitis and infection
  • It can also help with digestive problems such as flatulence, colic, cramp, indigestion and constipation
  • It is used to counter stress-related problems like hypertension and insomnia
  • Yarrow oil helps to heal inflamed wounds, rashes, cuts, eczema, scars, and burns and promotes hair growth
  • Other : Fever, hair care, indigestion, insomnia, migraine, stretch marks, wounds
Precaution
  • Neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves)
  • Avoid orally in pregnancy, epilepsy, fever (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner)
  • If used in excess, may cause headaches and may irritate sensitive skin
Blend With
Angelica, Cedarwood, Oak moss and Verbena

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