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September 21, 2012 / martinezyoga

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.

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