Milfoil (Yarrow) Green Bulgaria
Yarrow is well known for its wound healing capabilities, particularly in staunching the flow of blood. The herb is considered a vulnerary and hemostatic with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. The astringent action of the leaf, when inserted into a nostril, may stop a nosebleed. An infusion of the leaf, stems, and flowers will speed the healing of rashes, hemorrhoids , and skin ulcers. Dried and powdered yarrow sprinkled on cuts and abrasions may also facilitate healing. Native Americans used yarrow in poultice form to treat skin problems. Infusions of yarrow have been used as a hair rinse in attempts to prevent baldness.
The green yarrow oil itself is a dusky blue colour due to a high chamazulene content, similar to chamomile oil. It has an incredibly complex chemistry which becomes evident when you spend some quality time with it on the smelling strip.