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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Essential Oil

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Essential Oil

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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Achillea millefolium
English Name : Yarrow 
French Name : Achillée millefeuille
Other names Common Yarrow, Soldier's woundworth, Nosebleed plant
Family : Asteracea
Origin : Canada, Hungary

History and Origin

Yarrow is a perennial plant largely distributed in Quebec’s dry lands such as fields, shores and seaside rocks. It was named after the famous character, Achilles, who used it to heal the wounds of his soldiers during the Trojan War. As you can see, yarrow has thousands of years of experience in terms of healing the wounds of humans. It is so ancient in medicinal use that traces of yarrow were found in Neanderthal burials. Yarrow stands among the most polyvalent plants on Earth, and its highly complex chemical composition is an indicator of its numerous functions.

Used all over the world, it is also one of the most important medicinal plants of Amerindians, who use it as a cold remedy, febrifuge, analgesic, dermatological and respiratory aid, diuretic, gastrointestinal aid, and a relief for different hormonal disorders for women.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part: Aerial part
Extraction: Steam distillation
Main Components: Sabinène, myrcène, ß-pinène, germacrène-D, ß-caryophyllène, chamazulène, 1,8 cinéole, α et ß-thuyone, camphre
Oil Characteristics: A navy blue liquid with a fruity, sweet, fresh, green and herbaceous aroma with a touch of camphor.
Properties:

Choleretic+, anti-inflammatory+++, cicatrizing++, emmenagogue+ and anticatarrhal+, relaxing and tonic for the nervous system, hemostatic.

Indications:

It is particularly indicated to treat hepatobiliar and digestive insufficiency+, renal
calculi, dysmenorrhea, oligomenorrhea+, prostatitis+, neuritis, neuralgia++++, sprains+ and varicose ulcer+, recalcitrant wounds.

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Uses

Culinary

It is used as an aromatic in various alcoholic beverages.

Perfumery

Yarrow is used as an aromatic component, but so powerful that it is rarely used alone.

Safety Data and Contraindications

Yarrow should be AVOIDED in pregnant women and babies because of its neurotoxic and abortive properties (it contains thujone and camphor).

Chromatography

Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • MARIE VICTORIN, La Flore Laurentienne, Gaëtan Morin Éditeur.
  • LAWLESS, Julia, The Illustraded Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Element.
  • MOERMAN, Daniel E., Native American Ethnobotany, Timber Press.
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