Aromatically, Yarrow Hydrosol is woody and herbaceous with a slightly sharp aroma.
Look to the citation from hydrosol experts Jeanne Rose and Len and Shirley Price in the Uses and Applications section below for information on the potential benefits of Yarrow Hydrosol.
Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).
Reported Properties, Uses and Applications
Len and Shirley Price report that the Yarrow Hydrosol that they analyzed consists of a ratio of 50-64% eucalyptol, 10-19% alcohols, 17-19% aldehydes, 7-13% ketones (these ranges do not include the water present in the hydrosol) and possesses the following properties: "analgesic, anticoagulant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericidal, calming, cicatrizant, circulatory (hypotensor), decongestant, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, lipolytic, mucolytic, sedative, stimulating, tonic." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 95.]
Jeanne Rose adds that Yarrow Hydrosol is useful for acne, damaged skin, cellulite, spiritual healing and for auric work. [Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 171.]
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