Mental/ Emotional: Yarrow helps to clarify boundaries between people, particularly useful for those who are highly sensitive or easily influenced and depleted by others and their environment. It is for those who easily absorb negative influences, and may be prone to allergies and environmental illness. As a result it’s wonderful for healers, counsellors, doctors. Yarrow shows us what we need to heal and change in ourselves while gently brings about balance and stability. It is great to use during major life changes as it enables us to feel supported, adapt and adjust. Helps us to calm down when we feel attacked.
At the emotional level, Yarrow is a wonderful grounder. It releases all the energy or emotions we absorb from others and reintegrated us. Yarrow creates strong energetic and emotional boundaries so we don’t empathetically absorb from others and learn to say no, and draw a line. It allows those who give their power away easily, to hold on to their power. It heals emotional traumas and is a herb I recommend to anyone who has been through any kind of emotional battle- a divorce, grief, bereavement, where you feel emotionally wrung dry, and drained from the experience. Yarrow heals the heart. Rest rotes belief in love again. Heals the distrust and walls we build when we have been hurt.
Physical: Yarrow can assist with almost every system in the body and is used for many different ailments, including colds and flu, cramps, fevers, digestive complaints and disorders, nose bleeds –any hemorrhaging for that matter— skin irritations and infections, to regulate the menses, to stimulate the flow of bile due to its bitterness, and is an excellent blood purifier. When it comes to wound healing, yarrow has a long-standing and famous history of being used to cleanse wounds and help control the bleeding of lacerations, puncture wounds, and abrasions and helps in repairing damaged tissue. When used internally, yarrow’s bitterness increases digestion as well as the absorption of nutrients by the body. It stops diarrhoea. In addition, her antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties help to heal infections and swollen organs, like in cases of food poisoning and gastritis. It invigorates the liver and helps it release bile while the antispasmodic gifts help in relieving cramps arising out of tensions, wind, colic, or nervous digestion. Heals varicose veins and tired feet. Yarrow is also beneficial in removing heat and toxins from the system through increased perspiration. Removes toxins out of the body via sweating, which helps the body to break fevers while the antiviral and antibacterial actions support systemic recovery. Yarrow contains sterols, which have actions similar to hormones, and aid in balancing the menstrual cycle.
Spiritual: The name yarrow is apparently derived from hieros, which means sacred, because of the plant’s association with ceremonial magic. Yarrow was thought to be richly endowed with spiritual properties, so it was preserved in temples and treated with special reverence. It was used as an amulet, a charm to protect against negative energy and evil, capable of overcoming the forces of darkness and being a conductor of benevolent powers. It was also believed to be a love charm and to be ruled by the planet Venus. Ideal for chakra balancing and clearing the Third Eye. Perfectly balances our Yin and Yang energy. Blocks bad vibes or if we are feeling over-sensitive to everyone around us; or feeling the victim of what are called “energy vampires.” Yarrow can help protect against negative outside influences and provide protection. It also helps protect from EMFs and other electromagnetic frequencies from radio, computers or TVs.
At the energy level, it also repairs tears in aura and balances and clears blocked chakras that have shrunk due to continuous stress. It clears congested meridians and pathways, allowing life force energy to flow through the meridians again. Yarrow clears the energy field of the heart and allows you to be open to receive and give love again.
Yarrow gently, kindly strengthens and gives courage and restores balance back into a frayed system.