Yarrow Essential Oil


The yarrow herb was used as a panacea in medieval Europe to treat ailments ranging from indigestion to nervous exhaustion. Europeans also used the foliage in poultices to speed the healing of open wounds. In both Europe and Asia, yarrow was considered a lucky herb that could ward away evil. The Chinese also used dried yarrow stalks to cast and read the I Ching, an ancient divinatory text. Yarrow is still listed as a medicinal herb in many European pharmacopoeias.

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Yarrow Essential Oil Profile

Botanical: Achillea millefolium | Origin: UK | Method: Steam Distilled


Yarrow essential oil is a pale green to deep blue mobile liquid with a sharp, sweet, herbaceous aroma. It blends well with angelica, cedarwood, chamomile, frankincense, oakmoss, pine, verbena, vetiver.

Principal Constituents:

These are naturally occurring in the essential oil.

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  • azulene
  • a- and b-pinene
  • caryophyllene
  • borneol actetate
  • 1,8 cineole
  • sabinene
  • y-terpinene
  • isoartemesia ketone
  • limonene
  • borneol
  • chamazulene


General Actions:

Anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, haemostatic, hypotensive, stomachic, tonic, vulnerary.


Yarrow oil may cause skin irritation or headaches in sensitive individuals, especially with prolonged use. Yarrow oil should not be used in pregnancy.

Primary Therapy Agent:

Amenorrhea, colic, constipation, cystitis, digestive cramps, flatulence, fever, hemorrhoids, hypertension, insomnia, irregular menstruation, varicose veins.

Secondary Therapy Agent:

Cold and flu, burns and cuts, eczema, rashes, rheumatism, symptoms of menopause.


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