Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowers
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Dry, smooth, herbal
Largest Producing Countries: Hungary, Bosnia, France and USA
Traditional Use: Known for its astringent properties. Yarrow is also used as an anti-inflammatory and in cold preparations.
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic, antibacterial, antifungal, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vulnerary
Benefits: Acne, amenorrhea, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, burns, colds, constipation, coughs, cramps, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, eczema, fever, flatulence, flu, hemorrhoids, indigestion, inflammation, insomnia, skin toning, thrush, varicose veins, wounds. Yarrow may be added to skin care preparations for soothing arthritis and irritations.
Blends Well With: Bay, black pepper, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, grapefruit, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, pine, valerian, vetiver, ylang ylang
Of Interest: Yarrow was used in the brewing process to flavor beer before hops were used.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant.