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Yarrow Essential Oil

Yarrow

Botanical Name

Achillea millefolium

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Leaves and Flowers/Buds

Color

Yarrow Essential Oil

Dark Blue

Consistency

Medium

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description

Sharp, woody, herbaceous.

Yarrow Essential Oil Uses

Fever, hair care, hemorrhoids, hypertension, indigestion, insomnia, migraine, scars, stretch marks, varicose veins, wounds. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]

Major Constituents

Sabinene
Chamazulene
B-Myrcene
Germacrene D
B-Pinene
Camphor
Camphene

[Private Communication: Rondeau, 1999. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 475.]

Safety Information

Tisserand and Young caution that a drug interaction may occur if using drugs metabolized by CYP2D6. Neurotoxicity is possible. They recommend a dermal maximum of 8.6%. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 243.]

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