Yarrow Achillea millefolium  Essential Oil Information

Achillea millefolium

Yarrow Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used

 Achillea millefolium


Europe, North America, Asia

Leaves, flowers, buds

Extraction Method



Aroma Strength

Steam distillation

Dark blue




Earthy, wood, herby


Use for fever, hemorrhoids, hypertension, indigestion, insomnia and migraine, plus scars, stretch marks, varicose veins and wounds. Good for hair care, clearing up acne by balancing oily skin, also heals chapped and cracked skin, and calms eczema. Slows rapid breathing and heartbeat, plus stimulates the endocrine glands. Loosens stiff joints, and relieves the pain of minor aches and pains, as well as the more intense pain of rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

Blends Well With

Angelica Root, Cajeput, Catnip, Cedarwood, Chamomile Blue, Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Clary Sage, Cypress , Frankincense, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Neroli, Pine, Red Thyme, Rosemary, Spruce, Sweet Marjoram, Valerian, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang


Tricyclene, a-pinene, camphene, B-pinene, sabinene, borneol acetate, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, limonene, isoartemisia ketone, borneol, camphor, chamazulene.


Antidepressant (mild), Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Depurative, Rubefacient, Sedative (nervous system), Stimulant (circulatory system), Tonic, Vermifuge.


In high doses is neurotoxic. Don't take if pregnancy, if epileptic. Not recommended for internal ingestion.


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