Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

A great oil for the skin, Yarrow is cooling, and reduces swelling and muscle spasms. Also an excellent digestive oil, indicated for irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion and gas. This oil is a fantastic anti-inflammatory and I consider it one of the most important oils to have in my essential oil collection.

  • Batch: YAR-104
  • Distillation Date: Fall 2011
  • Suggested Shelf Life: 3-4 Years

GC/MS Report Archives

Specifics
Country of Origin: Bulgaria Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Chemical Families: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes Plant Parts: Flowers, Leaves
Cultivations: Distiller is Certified Organic Botanical Families: Asteraceae
Aromas: Camphoraceous, Herbaceous, Warm and Radiant Notes: Middle/Base

Personal Experience, Research, Possible Actions

Yarrow is a great oil to add to your blends for a cold or flu. It will reduce congestion and ease any aches or pains associated with the cold or flu.

Women appreciate it for menstrual cramps and to reduce pain. Try Yarrow for a headache, nerve pain like sciatica, hot flashes or to reduce a fever. Its skin healing properties are wonderful, try blending it with Helichrysum and Rock Rose.

Learn More

Therapeutic Properties

  • Analgesic - numbs pain
  • Antiallergenic - helpful for skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis
  • Antidepressant - can help to prevent and alleviate depression
  • Anti-inflammatory - alleviates inflammation, cooling
  • Antiseptic - assists in fighting germs/infections
  • Antispasmodic - relieves spasms, cramps and spastic coughs
  • Antiviral - inhibits growth of viruses
  • Cicatrisant - cell-regenerative for skin, healing for scars
  • Decongestant - inhibits nasal mucus production and swelling
  • Digestive aid - calms digestion
  • Diuretic- promotes activity of kidney and bladder and increases urination
  • Tonic for the nervous system - for exhaustion and stress

Emotional and Energetic Qualities

Heals current emotional trauma
Used for repressed anger and rage
Emotionally uplifting

Recipe

For Skin Healing
5 drops Yarrow
5 drop Helichrysum
5 drops Rock Rose

Add to 1 oz carrier oil (trauma oil is great, as is jojoba) and apply to irritated skin area.

Referencing:

1. Battaglia S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. 2nd edition, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003
2. Keville, K. Aromatherapy, A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, The Crossing press, USA, 1995
3. Mojay G. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, Henry Holt and Company Inc., England, 1996
4. Price S. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd edition, Churchill Livingstone, 1999
5. Schnaubelt K. Advanced Aromatherapy, The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, USA, 1998
6. Nye, S. (2006) Aromatic interventions for decubitus ulcer: a case report from South Africa. The International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy 3 (2B): 25-28

Safety

No safety issues specific to this oil.

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Achillea millefolium

Yarrow

Country of Origin: Bulgaria

Stock # YAR-104
Date: Fall 2011
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY ANALYSIS ( % )

Monoterpenes

α-pinene3.00
α-terpinene0.53
α-thuyene0.37
β-myrcene0.66
β-pinene14.96
γ-terpinene0.94
d-limonene0.83
para-cymene0.37
sabinene23.70
trans-β-ocimene0.43

Sesquiterpenes

α-humulene1.52
α-zingiberene0.59

Sesquiterpenes (continued)

β-caryophyllene11.22
chamazulene3.40
germacrene D9.50

Monoterpenols

α-terpineol0.51
linalol0.20
terpinen-4-ol2.66

Ketones

artemisia ketone5.54
camphor0.37

Esters

bornyl acetate0.57
lavandulyl acetate0.44

Oxides

1,8-cineole3.38
Caryophyllen Epoxyde1.37

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Achillea millefolium

Yarrow

Country of Origin: Bulgaria

Stock # YAR-101
Date: Summer 2007
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY ANALYSIS ( % )

Monoterpenes

α-pinene3.91
γ-terpinene0.59
sabinene22.11

Sesquiterpenes

β-caryophyllene7.44
chamazulene2.64
germacrene D9.36

Monoterpenols

α-terpineol2.40
borneol4.73

Monoterpenols (continued)

terpinen-4-ol0.80

Sesquiterpenols

eudesmol1.32

Ketones

artemisia ketone1.06
camphor4.39

Esters

lavandulyl acetate1.32
neryl acetate0.16

Oxides

1,8-cineole22.11
caryophyllene oxide1.36

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Achillea millefolium

Yarrow

Country of Origin: South Africa

Stock # YAR-102
Date: Summer 2008
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY ANALYSIS ( % )

Monoterpenes

α-pinene2.85
α-thuyene0.85
β-myrcene9.19
β-pinene10.17
γ-terpinene2.57
camphene1.77
d-limonene1.60
sabinene31.35

Monoterpenes (continued)

terpinene0.40

Sesquiterpenes

β-caryophyllene3.23
chamazulene3.46

Monoterpenols

α-terpineol1.75
terpinen-4-ol3.20

Ketones

camphor1.40

Esters

bornyl acetate2.56

Oxides

1,8-cineole13.80

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Achillea millefolium

Yarrow

Country of Origin: England

Stock # YAR-103
Date: Summer 2009
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY ANALYSIS ( % )

Monoterpenes

α-pinene2.41
α-terpinene0.56
β-myrcene0.64
β-pinene15.02
γ-terpinene0.89
para-cymene0.39
sabinene23.63
trans-β-ocimene0.45

Sesquiterpenes

α-humulene1.79
β-caryophyllene12.76
bicyclogermacrene0.42
chamazulene2.19

Sesquiterpenes (continued)

germacrene D8.78
other sesquiterpenes4.38

Monoterpenols

α-terpineol0.50
linalol0.34
terpinen-4-ol3.08

Ketones

artemisia ketone8.03
camphor0.98

Esters

bornyl acetate0.40
lavandulyl acetate0.40

Oxides

1,8-cineole3.90
Caryophyllen Epoxyde1.03

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Yarrow - <em>Achillea millefolium</em>

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium

A great oil for the skin, Yarrow is cooling, and reduces swelling and muscle spasms. Also an excellent digestive oil, indicated for irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion and gas. This oil is a fantastic anti-inflammatory and I consider it one of the most important oils to have in my essential oil collection.

  • Batch: YAR-104
  • Distillation Date: Fall 2011
  • Suggested Shelf Life: 3-4 Years
Sizes / Prices
  • sample (1.5ml) - $8.95
  • 1/6 oz. - $28.00
  • 1/2 oz. - $55.00
  • 1 oz. - $99.00
  • 2 oz. - $176.00
  • 4 oz. - $308.00
  • 8 oz. - $528.00

Specifics

Country of Orgin: Bulgaria Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Chemical Families: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes Plant Parts: Flowers, Leaves
Cultivations: Distiller is Certified Organic Botanical Families: Asteraceae
Aromas: Camphoraceous, Herbaceous, Warm and Radiant
Note: Middle/Base

Personal Experience, Research, Possible Actions

Yarrow is a great oil to add to your blends for a cold or flu. It will reduce congestion and ease any aches or pains associated with the cold or flu.

Women appreciate it for menstrual cramps and to reduce pain. Try Yarrow for a headache, nerve pain like sciatica, hot flashes or to reduce a fever. Its skin healing properties are wonderful, try blending it with Helichrysum and Rock Rose.

Learn More

Therapeutic Properties

  • Analgesic - numbs pain
  • Antiallergenic - helpful for skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis
  • Antidepressant - can help to prevent and alleviate depression
  • Anti-inflammatory - alleviates inflammation, cooling
  • Antiseptic - assists in fighting germs/infections
  • Antispasmodic - relieves spasms, cramps and spastic coughs
  • Antiviral - inhibits growth of viruses
  • Cicatrisant - cell-regenerative for skin, healing for scars
  • Decongestant - inhibits nasal mucus production and swelling
  • Digestive aid - calms digestion
  • Diuretic- promotes activity of kidney and bladder and increases urination
  • Tonic for the nervous system - for exhaustion and stress

Emotional and Energetic Qualities

Heals current emotional trauma
Used for repressed anger and rage
Emotionally uplifting

Recipe

For Skin Healing
5 drops Yarrow
5 drop Helichrysum
5 drops Rock Rose

Add to 1 oz carrier oil (trauma oil is great, as is jojoba) and apply to irritated skin area.

Referencing:

1. Battaglia S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. 2nd edition, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003
2. Keville, K. Aromatherapy, A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, The Crossing press, USA, 1995
3. Mojay G. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, Henry Holt and Company Inc., England, 1996
4. Price S. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd edition, Churchill Livingstone, 1999
5. Schnaubelt K. Advanced Aromatherapy, The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, USA, 1998
6. Nye, S. (2006) Aromatic interventions for decubitus ulcer: a case report from South Africa. The International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy 3 (2B): 25-28

Safety

No safety issues specific to this oil.