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The Yarrow plant has been used throughout the ages for its healing properties. Yarrow is known to help with high blood pressure, digestive problems, and as an antiseptic.

The Yarrow grows best in sunny sites, it can be found in Europe, West Asia and North America. This full-grown plant is about three feet high, and has small clusters of pinkish-white flowers that bloom from summer to autumn. The aromatherapy oil yarrow is steam distilled from the dried flower heads of the Yarrow plant.

Yarrow is said to have been used as far back as Achilles. It is said that he uses Yarrow to treat his fellow soldiers at the war with Troy. The plant is considered sacred by the Chinese, and is uses in Chinese medicine. It was uses by the Anglo-Saxons and the Crusaders to help in wounds incurred during battle. In Norway it is used to treat rheumatism.

Yarrow has wonderful effects on the skin and hair; it can be used as a tonic for hair and scalp. It promotes hair growth, and aids the natural healing process for wounds, cuts, dry skin, and rashes. The smell of Yarrow is also helpful in reducing stress felt, and aids in restful sleep.

There are many different uses for Yarrow. Yarrow can help with varicose veins, and other circulatory disorders. It has a balancing effect on urine flow, and help to cure bedwetting. It is used to alleviate muscle pain and headaches.

Remember all things are good in moderation. This is no exception for Yarrow. Excessive use can cause headaches and irritate skin. In Aromatherapy, it is a very powerful oil. During pregnancy it is advised to use with caution.