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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Hydrosol

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Hydrosol

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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Hydrosol

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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

Extraction : Steam distillation
pH : 3.6-3.9
Aroma and taste : Strongly aromatic, but not particularly pleasant; has been described as “puppy breath”. Absolutely not floral in aroma or taste. The flavor is better than the smell but not by a lot, and it tastes better in stronger dilution than in weaker ones.
Stability and Shelf Life : Stable to very stable; can last up to two years, although it may develop a gray color and fine particulate matter after fourteen months. Check the pH if you have doubts.

Properties and Applications

Yarrow hydrosol is a good digestive aid and is significantly detoxifying, but in a gentle manner. A three-week course will improve digestion, increase elimination, and calm gastric spasms and rumbles and is recommended as part of a cleanse or weight-loss program. It improves digestion of fatty foods and seems to have hepatostimulant and/or cholagogue (bile releasing) properties, since it can quickly relieve indigestion and heartburn caused by overindulgence. Yarrow is antispasmodic for the digestive, reproductive, and muscular systems. Cooling, it helps reduce fever and eases aches and pains in association with flu and colds. It is anti-inflammatory and can be used as a compress with cypress for varicose veins and in a sitz bath for hemorrhoids and excessive or painful menstrual periods or postpartum healing. A great balancer both physically and mentally, yarrow stabilizes body fluids and gets rid of excess water without being overly diuretic. Use it in a compress on its own or in combination with goldenrod for fluid in joints and rheumatic pain or for any area of swelling where fluid has accumulated. Effective for cleaning wounds, it helps stop bleeding and could be used as an aftershave for its styptic properties. Yarrow is a good ingredient to use in a douche or sitz bath for endometriosis, in synergy with Cistus. It is a mild antibacterial and antiseptic (indicated for skin and acne problems as well as dermal infections). Yarrow is anti-inflammatory; it helps cicatrisation of wind and sun burns. Yarrow can be used in animals for skin problems and digestive issues. Like the oil, yarrow hydrosol is highly energetic and good for distance and spiritual work. Combine it with juniper berry for cleansing the aura, crystals, and work spaces.

Compress for the eyes : allergies, irritation, infections.

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Uses

For a hot beverage, dilute on tea spoon in water. 

Documentation and References

  • CATTY, Suzanne, Hydrosols The Next Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press.
  • LAWLESS, Julia, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Element Books.
  • MARIE-VICTORIN, La Flore Laurentienne, Gaétan Morin & Associés. 
  • MOERMAN, Daniel E., Native American Ethnobotany, Timber Press.