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Essential Oils

Organic Yarrow essential oil

Achilles, the hero of Greek mythology, is said to have given his name to this perennial herb, which was used to heal wounds during the Trojan War. Native to China, it grows wild in clumps in the meadows and grasslands of the Balkans. White, pink or purple flower heads develop at the top of the stems. Its dark blue essential oil has a powerful, fresh and camphorated aroma.

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Quality Botanical family: Asteraceae Latin name: Achillea millefolium Other names: gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf, and thousand-seal Origin: Bulgaria Cultivation: Controlled organic agriculture - Certisys-BE1 control - Food grade

Distilled part: Flowering tops Production process: Steam distillation Quality: 100% pure, natural and chemotyped Olfactory notes: woody, camphorated, herbaceous, fresh Main constituents Sesquiterpenes: beta-caryophyllene (9.3%), germacrene D (2.40%), chamazulene (9.2%) Monoterpenes: sabinene (19.7%), pinenes (16%) Oxides: 1.8 cineole Monoterpenols: terpinene-4-ol, linalool Ketones: borneone (camphor, traces) Note Do not confuse it with Ligurian yarrow, Achillea ligustica, which grows in Corsica and produces an essential oil with a higher neurotoxic and abortifacient risk. Our opinion This plant has been used since the dawn of time... In Ireland, it was celebrated at the time of the summer solstice. Its essential oil is rare, which makes it an expensive product. Use sparingly. Precautions for use Contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women, children under 12 years of age, the elderly and people with epilepsy or a history of convulsions. Not recommended for people with a nervous condition. Risk of allergy: take care not to overdose in mixtures. An elbow test is recommended prior to any skin application. Avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Store away from heat and light.

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