The plant also has a long history as a powerful 'healing herb' used topically for wounds, cuts and abrasions. The dark blue essential oil, extracted by steam distillation of the flowers, is generally used as an anti-inflammatory or in chest rubs for colds and influenza.

The leaves encourage clotting, so it can be used fresh for nosebleeds. The aerial parts of the plant are used for phlegm conditions, as a bitter digestive tonic to encourage bile flow, and as a diuretic. The aerial parts act as a tonic for the blood, stimulate the circulation, and can be used for high blood pressure; it is also useful in menstrual disorders, and as an effective sweating remedy to bring down fevers

Yarrow flower has been traditionally for its:

  • Styptic qualities
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Effective for wound treatment

Yarrow is good for internal and external use.

General Description

An extract of fresh flowers for a face-steam bath and refreshing lotion.  Use an extract of the flowers as a basis for a treatment of fat face skin or in a relaxing bath. 
Push a fresh leave on a shave wound to stop the bleeding. 

Historical Background

The Latin name Achillea refers to the Greek hero Achilles. Achilles cured with this plant the wounds of his warriors after he had been attended to the blood stopping properties of Yarrow. 


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