Wake Up! Smell the….
Yarrow – Achillea millefolium
Aroma – Dark-blue or greenish-blue to dark olice-colored oil with a sharp, somewhat camphoraceous aroma, drying out in a sweeter faint and pleasant note.
Parts Used – Leaves and flowering tops
Extraction Method – Steam distillation
Therapeutic Properties – Anti-inflammatory, antispetic, astringent, digestive, expetorant, stomachic, tonic
Interesting Facts – The common name for the plant ‘yarrow’ is a corruption of its Anglo-Saxon name, gearwe, while its specific name, millefolium, refers to its finely divided, feathery leaves.