Yarrow

Achillea millefolium
Botanical name: 
Achillea millefolium

Soft, cooling and protecting

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Vulnerary - healing cracked skin, excema, cuts and grazes
Liver Tonic - liver damage, addiction
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Anti-inflammatory - rashes, inflamed skin, allergy,
Family: 
Asteraceae
Country of origin: 
Germany, Hungary, Croatia
Part of plant used: 
Leaves and flowers
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Sandalwood, Vetiver and sweet scented oils.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
Contains camphor - caution for use with anyone experiencing eplieptic or other seizures.
Odour profile: 
Creamy, sweet, peppery with a note of mint.
Plant description: 
A hedgerow herb, 1 meter tall with fern like leaves and pink and white flowers.
Historical use: 
Said to have been used by Achilles for treating wounds, the Celts placed the plant under maiden's pillows to invoke dreams of true love.

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