Achillea milleflorum-- steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops. This plant grows as a weed throughout most parts of the West.
CAUTIONS: Avoid in pregnancy. No reports of adverse effects at low doses. Dilute well before use on skin.
CHARACTER: "Energetic Messenger" Strong, Peaceful, Healing, Cooling, Uplifting, Balancing, Protective, Nurturing
ETHERIC COLORS: Bluish Mauve into Silver, moving into Gold
ORIENTAL PATTERN: Rising heat, Internal wind
CRYSTALS/GEMS: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Pyrite
CHAKRA: 3, 2
ELEMENT: Earth, Water
ENERGY TYPE: 2, 4
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Opens intuitive perceptions, dreaming, protection
USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES: Insomnia, Stress, Feeling Out of Control, Judging oneself unfairly
USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Cramps, Constipation, Seborrhea, Acne, Oily Skin, Rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, digestion, fevers, burns, rashes, ulcers, wounds, sinus congestion, headache, hypertension, varicose veins, colic, cystitis, menstrual problems
PROPERTIES: Anti-inflammatory, Circulatory stimulant, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, detoxifier
PERSONALITY: Longtime energetic messenger of the heavens. Delicately balances the flow between the yin and yang energies of the sun, moon, and stars. Then, acts as a conduit for opening intuitive perceptions. I am able to take risks. I allow myself to be myself even if you disapprove. I trust myself. I am able to surrender and allow myself to work through me.
+Very deep and emotionally strong.
+ Ability to draw out the best in other people.
+ Keep their feelings to themselves, preferring to use metaphors to describe feelings.
+ Down to earth, quite up front, solid in thought.
+ Enjoys philosophy, archaeology, ancient monuments, and architecture. Fascinated by ancient peoples, past lives.
+Loves unlocking old memories, awakening and actualizing forgotten resonances.
- If negative, subject to dark moods and heaviness of heart-May feel there are important parts of themselves missing--constantly searching for something that would make them complete. Feel they have lost contact somewhere with something important but they don't know what it might be.
-May become frustrated and speak loudly, quite the opposite of their usual behavior.
ARCHETYPES: HISTORIAN, ALCHEMIST, WRITER, CHILD DEPENDENT, VISIONARY, MESSENGER, PHILOSOPHERBlends with ANGELICA, CEDAR, PINE, MYRRH, FRANKINCENSE, CHAMOMILE. Contains: sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, caryophyllene, borneol, terpinol, cineole, isoartemisia ketone, camphor, achilline. High in chamazulene.