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Yarrow essential oil


Yarrow essential oil

Achillea millefolium

Botanical Properties

Origin and history

This plant is dedicated to Achilles, warrior of the Iliad. It is associated with wounds and open wounds; Achilles would have used it during the Trojan War. An ancient Greek text says that yarrow "heals all wounds made by swords, knives and other fittings".

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: mobile liquid

Color: green to dark blue (sesquiterpenes)

Odor: fresh, herbaceous, pungent

Distilled parts: Flowering tops

Country of origin: France

Density: 0.88 to 0.91


Chamazulene, 1.8 cineole, camphor


Anti-inflammatory, vulnerary and healing, antiseptic, antipruritic, anti-hemorrhagic, anti-edematous, antiallergic, emmenagogue, choleretic


Wounds, cuts, bleeding

Dysmenorrhea, oligomenorrhea

Various inflammations (sprains, strains, neuralgia, prostatitis, renal lithiasis)

Hepatobiliary and digestive insufficiency



Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Diluted in a vegetable oil, the EO of yarrow can be used in friction or in massage on a wound, to calm the pain and to promote healing.

Orally, 1 drop in a teaspoon of honey to relieve liver attack.

Possible synergies

To relieve digestive difficulty, tropical basil essential oil.

To heal a wound, EO of cistus ladanifère or officinal lavender.

Energetic values ​​and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, yarrow essential oil is associated with the root chakra. Its color is red. It harmonizes and balances contrasts, helps to stay centered despite the vagaries of life, moderates the mind while developing intuition.


Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Forbidden to children and pregnant or breastfeeding women, neurotoxicity and risk of abortion. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information about essential oils, please consult a doctor.


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