Yarrow (3% Jojoba)
Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Synonym: Milfoil, common yarrow
Botanical Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Country of Origin: Germany, Hungary, France
Plant Part: Leaves and flowering tops
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Characteristics: sweet, herbaceous, spicy
Anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, haemostatic, hypotensive, stomachic, tonic
Tricyclene, α-pinene, camphene, β-pinene, sabinene, borneol acetate, 1,8-cineole, γ-terpinene, limonene, isoartemisia ketone, borneol, camphor, chamazulene
Mind & Spirit:
- Calms nerves
- Relieves stress.
- Treats varicose veins, rheumatic pain and neuralgia
- Lowers blood pressure
- Excellent for rashes, scars, eczema and acne.
Contraindications: Nil. Maybe be sensitising in some individuals
Odour Intensity: Un-referred
Blends well with:
Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, pine, rosemary, vetiver,
Yarrow was used as a charm in Scotland and was said to have powers to ward off evil spirits. Yarrow is also known as the Military herb. The Swedes add it to their beer for a more rousing effect. Throughout the ages it’s reputation grew and was used for healing a variety of ailments from lung cancer and diabetes to severe colds.