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Yarrow Hydrosol

Yarrow Hydrosol

Aromatically, Yarrow Hydrosol is woody and herbaceous with a slightly sharp aroma.

Look to the citation from hydrosol experts Jeanne Rose and Len and Shirley Price in the Uses and Applications section below for information on the potential benefits of Yarrow Hydrosol.

Botanical Name

Achillea millefolium

Aromatic Strength

Medium

Shelf Life

Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).

Reported Properties, Uses and Applications

Len and Shirley Price report that the Yarrow Hydrosol that they analyzed consists of a ratio of 50-64% eucalyptol, 10-19% alcohols, 17-19% aldehydes, 7-13% ketones (these ranges do not include the water present in the hydrosol) and possesses the following properties: "analgesic, anticoagulant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericidal, calming, cicatrizant, circulatory (hypotensor), decongestant, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, lipolytic, mucolytic, sedative, stimulating, tonic." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 95.]

Jeanne Rose adds that Yarrow Hydrosol is useful for acne, damaged skin, cellulite, spiritual healing and for auric work. [Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 171.]

Safety Information

Read AromaWeb's Hydrosol Safety Guidelines.

Helpful Sources of Information About Yarrow Hydrosol

Book Cover for Understanding Hydrolats

Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy
Authors: Len Price and Shirley Price

Book Cover for 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols

375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols
Author: Jeanne Rose

The hydrosol information and safety precautions provided within this area are intended for educational purposes only. The data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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