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Yarrow

NZD$17.00

Archeus plant essences & elixirs are made with plants growing organically in our garden and surrounding area. We handpick the plant material for these essences and make them using a traditional quartz-infused sun method.

Botanical name: Achillea millefolium

Positive attribute: staunches the flow, dries tears
Helpful when: emotionally wounded
Primary quality: Calm

Yarrow’s botanic name Achillea millefolium comes from Achilles. It is said he gave a pouch of yarrow to his soldiers to carry into battle as a first aid kit. Millefolium means ‘a thousand leaves’. Yarrow is a primo first-aid remedy as it is a styptic, which means it staunches the flow of blood. I’ve used it on many occasions for just this – I quickly pick some yarrow leaves, quick them a quick chew, and place them on the wound. The results are amazing!

In herbal medicine, yarrow is also used a diaphoretic, which means that it helps the body eliminate nasties via increased sweating. The three words I would use to sum up Yarrow are: Stop. Disperse. Eliminate. The 17th Century herbalist Nicholas Culpeper spoke of yarrow’s drying and binding qualities. Let is help you dry those tears.

Energetically Yarrow can step up for us in a number of ways. I feel yarrow staunching the flow of energy and spirit after an emotional or energetic wounding. It is as if Yarrow is stitching together tears and rips in our aura. I have used yarrow with work on the  3rd chakra, helping to stop the ‘leaking’ of vitality. If we are wounded in life and love’s battles, yarrow comes to our aid.

Planetary influence: Venus
Medicine wheel: South
Chakra: 3rd

This essence contains: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Aqua, Grape alcohol.

10ml/0.33 fl.oz stock oral dropper bottle

Place 2-3 drops on the tongue or add to a glass of water. Repeat 3-4 times daily or as required.

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