Essential Oil Profile: Yarrow


Latin Name: Achillea millefolium

Family: Asteraceae

Plant Part: Flower

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle Element: Wood

Functional Groups: Sesquiterpene, Oxide, Ketone

Type: Balancing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Pitta

Scent: Sweet, floral, herbaceous, woody

For Skin Type: Sensitive, oily, acne

Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Not for those with Ragweed allery: contact with dermatitis or asthma (severe breathing problems could occur). Not for Children.

Physical Uses: Muscle and joint pain, tendonitis, bursitis, burns, rashes, scars, menstrual cramps, amenorrhea, scanty menstrual flow, indigestion, colds, flu, fever, hair care, migraine, scars, stretch marks, wounds, hemmoroids.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress, to balance the emotions during menopause

Other Uses: To inpart a blue color in blends

Blends Well With: Flower, Flowering Plant, Fruit


Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, pp 45,49 & 94.


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