|PLANET: Venus||ELEMENT: Water|
|TASTE: bitter, astringent, pungent||VIPAKA: pungent|
|WARMTH: cooling||DOSHAS: V+ (in excess )P-K-|
MERIDIANS: lungs, liver
ACTIONS: diaphoretic, hypotensive (dilates peripheral blood vessels), carminative, stomachic, astringent, haemostatic, antispasmodic, diuretic, antiseptic, alterative, emmenagogue (harmonises estrogenic balance), parturient, hepatic.
INDICATIONS: colds, flu, fevers, hypertension, cystitis, aids healing of wounds, thrombotic conditions associated with high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, menopause, gas, diarrhea, anorexia, gastritis, ulcers, haemoptysis, enteritis, measles, bleeding anywhere, said to prevent baldness
CONSTITUENTS: essential oil (see below), a bitter alkaloid called ACHILLEINE which is haemostatic, ACHILLEIC ACID, APIGENIN is anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, and antispasmodic, cineol, proaculene, resin, tannin, gum, and ash consisting of nitrates, phosphates, and chlorides of potassium and lime
PREPARATION AND USE: -prepare infusion by pouring boiling water over 1-2 tsp dried herb and infusing 10-15 min. Drink three times daily, or hourly in fevers. -make an infusion with peppermint and elderflowers and take HOT hourly at the onset of cold or flu -2-4 ml tincture three times daily -for bleeding, take internally and apply as a poultice -combine with peppermint as a diaphoretic, with sage as an astringent, and with chamomile as a stomachic -use infusion to wash wounds
USE IN MAGIC: Healing, Divination, Courage, Love, Psychic powers, Exorcism
-sacred to the Horned God
-stalks are used for divining in the I CHING.
-flowers used in handfastings and weddings; insures love will last seven years
-attracts love and also friends and relations you may want to contact. Draws the attention of those you want to see.
-infusion of the flowers increases psychic powers
-watch the yarrow patch and make a wish on the first blossom of the summer
-worn to protect the wearer and carried to dispel fear and grant courage
-exorcises evil from a person, place, or thing
USE IN PERSONAL GROWTH:
-opens the mind and seventh chakra to inspiration from spirit.
-cleanses body and aura
-protects from invasive thought forms
"I believe in myself and act upon my inspiration."
THE ESSENTIAL OIL
AROMATHERAPY USES: acne, burns, cuts, eczema, hair rinse to promote hair growth, inflammatory rashes, scars, tonic for skin, varicose veins, wounds, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, thrombosis, constipation, cramp, flatulence, hemorrhoids, indigestion, amenorrhea.
USE IN MAGIC: psychic awareness, courage, love
-lulls the conscious mind and allows psychic communication
-scent magnifies love for self and others and instills courage
POSITIVE QUALITIES: Inner radiance and strength of aura, compassionate awareness, inclusive sensitivity, beneficent healing forces.
PATTERNS OF IMBALANCE: Extreme vulnerability to others and to the environment, easily depleted, overly absorbent of negative influences, psychic toxicity.
As the soul becomes more spiritually open, it necessarily becomes more refined, sensitive, and absorbent. In the past, many of those on spiritual paths were removed and protected from the daily conditions of living, so that the soul could safely and harmoniously expand its boundaries. Modern conditions require that the path of spiritualisation be connected to the physical world and to practical responsibilities. In this way, the light of the spirit is brought through the soul right into the Earth as a healing force. Yarrow is a very important and highly beneficial remedy to harmonise this incarnating process. Those who typically need this remedy are easily affected by their surroundings, and can be prone to many forms of environmental illness, allergies, or various psycho-somatic diseases. Such persons have an extraordinary capacity for healing, counselling, or teaching, because they are readily able to receive psychic information and to understand the pain and suffering of others. At the same time, they are easily depleted, and are quite vulnerable to the thought or negative intentions of others. Yarrow quite literally "knits together" the overly porous aura of such an individual so that it does not "bleed" so excessively into its environment. Furthermore, it helps such a person rebalance and stabilise the abundant light which radiates in the upper energy centres, directing it into the lower centers so that the Self has more vitality and solidity. Yarrow flower essence has nearly universal application, and should be considered in many formulas for the profound soul shifts of our age. Yarrow bestows to the Self a shining shield of Light which protects and unifies the essential Self, allowing compassionate healing qualities to flow freely from one's soul to others.
POSITIVE QUALITIES: Loving awareness of others from a Self-contained consciousness; appropriate emotional boundaries.
PATTERNS OF IMBALANCE: Excessive sympathetic forces, overly absorbent auric field, lack of emotional clarity, dysfunctional merging with others.
Every human soul seeks at its deepest level to be compassionate, to open its feeling life to others. The Pink Yarrow type needs to distinguish authentic compassion from overly-sympathetic identification with others. For such person, the boundaries between the Self and others are quite loose and ill-defined. This extreme openness predisposes the soul to easily "bleed" or merge with its environment, particularly the emotional aura of others. As a consequence, such individuals experience emotional confusion and oversensitivity, unable to identify which feelings originate from the Self and which from others. Sometimes this emotional merging is unconscious; at other times, the individual willingly sponges up emotional debris. Such a soul is extremely "allergic" to emotional confusion and disharmony, and hopes to dissipate such discord by internalising it. Pink Yarrow flower essence imparts greater objectivity and containment. It teaches that true compassion comes from the heart which is in touch with its own spiritual strength. Such a person learns to give love that does not absorb, but radiates; that heals not by sympathetic merging, but by compassionate presence.
POSITIVE QUALITIES: Ability to project self to others, especially sensitive and delicate aspects of the self.
NEGATIVE QUALITIES: Tendency to withdraw from social or artistic involvement due to profound sensitivity; easily losing sense of self, or hardening self to cope with vulnerability.
One of the greatest challenges in the life of the soul is that of learning to stay open and balanced, without compromising one's basic integrity and health. Golden Yarrow assists with the balance, and is indicated for those whose natural inclination is to avoid public limelight or performance because of acute sensitivity. In such situations, the soul becomes imprisoned in its introversion, unable to learn how to open itself within proper limits. This situation is especially pronounced for artists whose very involvement in the arts requires profound soul refinement. Such persons often find it difficult to cope with their sensitivity, and can turn to drugs or other activities which blunt and harden the soul. Unfortunately, this also severs the individual from its true artistic capacity and sensitivity. Golden Yarrow helps such a person to build a sheath which shields and protects, while still providing access to its innate sensitivity. In this way the soul comes to anchor inviolable light and strength within itself, which protects and encourages the delicate and gentle expression of the Self.
POSITIVE QUALITIES: Enhances integrity of the etheric body, of vital formative forces
NEGATIVE QUALITIES: Disturbance of life force and vitality by noxious radiation or pollution; residual effects of past exposure
The very existence of our planet and the human species is threatened by the awesome and destructive force of nuclear weaponry and the extreme toxicity of nuclear waste. Nuclear energy is released through a process which directly attacks the formative or etheric qualities of matter, so that matter itself is literally dis-integrated. This is distinguished from natural chemical processes, which transform matter but retain the essential quality of each element. Nuclear reactions destroy the very integrity of the chemical elements, producing highly poisonous waste products which continue to disintegrate and destroy life. In essence, nuclear radiation is a death-oriented expression of light and fire, which assaults the very core of matter and the natural basis of life.
Yarrow Special Formula is indicated for exposure to nuclear radiation and other forms of noxious environmental energy. It was originally developed in response to practitioner requests after the Chernobyl incident in 1986. This remedy combines the remarkable light and fire processes of the Yarrow plant with the strong formative forces of potentized sea salt. By strengthening the etheric body with strong formative forces which can meet the harmful attack of radiation, this formula directly counteracts the destructive effects of radio-nuclear fallout, on the human energy field. This is also indicated for the many ways in which nuclear radiation and other forms of aberrant and toxic energy infiltrate the modern world. Examples include video-display terminals, X-rays, radiation therapy, high-altitude radiation, and detection devices at airport terminals. Yarrow Special Formula is an immensely important remedy; it stands as a counter-shield to the destructive forces which threaten and plague human and planetary life, imparting powerful vitalizing and restorative properties.
Flower Essence information quoted from Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Flower Essence Repertory, The Flower Essence Society, Nevada City, CA. ISBN 0-9631306-1-7