Yarrow (milfoil) essential oil
Yarrow essential oil
Bulgarian name: Yarrow
Botanical name: Achillea millefolium
Used part: Above ground of the plant
Oil-bearing part of the plant: flowering stems of the yarrow
Appearance: Transparent liquid
Color: Dark Blue
Aroma: Fresh, sweet, herbaceous, with a light camphorous shade
Ingredients: Its main active ingredients are alphipen, acetate, borneol, beta pinen, cinnol, camphor, hamazulin, gamma terpene, lemon, salen and tricyclic. Contains azulene, due to its blue color and anti-inflammatory properties.
Method of extraction: Steam distillation
Analytical method: Gas chromatograph
Analytical certificate: Available on request
Storage: Store in tightly closed containers at 5 - 15ºC, without direct exposure to sunlight and other heat sources
Benefits: anti-inflammatory, psychostimulant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, cicatrisant, stomachic and tonic, carminative, analgesic, purifying blood ejection toxins, immunostimulating, styptic, against alcoholism, causes hatred toward smoking, antirheumatic, carminative, astringent agent, healing, sweating, digestive, expectorant, haemostatic, hypotensive, gastric and toning action, helps avoiding early or untimely menopause.
Usage: Yarrow essential oil has been used to treat wounds since ancient times. It is believed that Achilles stopped bleeding from their wounds by applying wrinkled yarrow leaves. From there comes its Latin name - from Greek mythology on behalf of hero Achilles.
Yarrow essential oil is characterized by its universal benefits to the body. It is used for cold and inflammation of the airways as well as of the digestive system. It has a relaxing, antispasmodic effect on the muscles, nerves, intestines and the airways. It works great in the circulation and improves blood circulation, thus helping to treat arthritis and joint diseases. The antiseptic properties of yarrow oil are basically used to treat wounds and ulcers by killing germs and creating a protective film on the wound.
Used for skin and hair prone to oiliness and hair loss, very often used in masks. It is used for the treatment of eczema, pimples, acne, boils, removes scars and spots from wounds and other skin inflammations. Stimulates menstruation and alleviates all conditions accompanying it such as fatigue, headache, abdominal pain, bleeding, cystitis and vaginal infections and infections. gout, psoriasis, periodontal disease, bad smell in the mouth. Often, oil is used against headaches and migraines, with physical and mental fatigue
The perfume is used as an average note. Combines pretty well with chamomile and pine oil. Used for inhalations and aromatherapy for massages.
Contraindications: Yarrow essential oil is phototoxic - should not be used if the skin is exposed to sunlight because it can cause an allergic reaction.
It is recommended not to use at least 8 hours before sun exposure.
It is not recommended for use by pregnant women and people with sensitive skin. Prior to use, a sensitivity test should be done in the elbow cavity. Use only after consultation with the aromatherapist.