Old Man’s Pepper. Soldier’s Herb. Knight’s Milfoil. Thousand Weed. Nose Bleed. Yarrow has a colorful list of names, and an even richer and more colorful history of use in European, Native American, and Chinese medicine. The ancients called it Herbe Militaris – the Military Herb – because it was often used to staunch bleeding and support wound healing.
Yarrow is your go to salve for varicose veins.
Because it’s an astringent, yarrow is often used to tone veins, which can be helpful for varicose veins and/or hemorrhoids.
Varicose veins or spider veins can arise from aging, pregnancy, or sitting down for too long. They also tend to run in families. Along with medical treatments, a person may want to try home remedies for varicose veins, including essential oils.
Varicose veins are larger-than-normal veins that commonly appear in the legs. They are raised and often twisted veins that can be blue, red, or flesh-colored. Sometimes, these veins can ache, swell, or itch.
Veins are responsible for returning blood that does not have oxygen back toward the heart. There are tiny valves periodically throughout the veins to stop the blood from flowing backward.However, if these valves weaken or are damaged, blood can flow backward and pool. The result can be varicose veins.Varicose veins most commonly appear in the legs because the leg veins are under the greatest pressure to return blood to the heart.
One of the best essential oils for specifically treating vein problems is cypress oil, which has the ability to increase circulation and support the circulatory system. Basically, cypress oil contracts your blood vessels, which encourages your blood to start flowing properly.
If your varicose veins have also caused skin ulcers (sores that form due to poor blood circulation; a common side effect of varicose veins), there is evidence that lavender oil helps to calm them.
The ancient Greeks revered the rosemary plant for its various health benefits. In the case of varicose veins, the herb works as a stimulant; it increases blood flow to other parts of the body. As we already mentioned, when your blood is circulating properly, it doesn't pool in your veins.
Apparently, the Egyptians used geranium oil to give themselves glowing complexions. It's been known to improve blood circulation, which is important when treating the appearance of varicose veins.
How can you lose with such a winning combination!
Wildcrafted from the Foothills of Alberta.
This product is for external use only.
Size: 40 ml
Yarrow Herbal Salve
Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract infused in Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cera alba (Beeswax), Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) Leaf/Stem Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil