Bulk Yarrow Flower & Herb Powder

Achillea millefolium
Yarrow flower & herb, powder image
[ 710 ]Achillea millefolium

Yarrow Flower & Herb Powder

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Yarrow is a member of the aster family noted for its feathery foliage and flower umbels. Also known as Soldier's Woundwort, Nose Bleed and Staunchweed, yarrow has a long history of use dating back centuries. The genus name for the herb, as well as many of its common names, was inspired by the legend of Achilles, whose soldiers reputedly carried the plant to assist the wounded.

Powdered yarrow is traditionally used to prepare infusions and poultices for topical use.

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approximate cups to one pound10
active compoundsSesquiterpene lactones, Alkaloids, Triterpenes, Volatile oil, Tannins, Coumarins, Polyacetylenes, Flavonoids
plant part usedaerial parts, leaves

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storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaLight yellowish-green powder without remarkable aroma.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in salves, balms, ointments, soaps and other body care products.
safetySome people with a sensitivity to plants in the chrysanthemum family may experience an allergic reaction to yarrow.

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Yarrow is a member of the aster family that is native to Europe and Asia. In North America, it’s a popular addition to perennial flower gardens. In fact, many people who admire yarrow are not aware that the plant is an herb.

The dried herb, and particularly the powder, is used in wound powders and poultices. The astringent and anti-inflammatory actions of the plant are due to sesquiterpene lactones and tannins. Yarrow also contains coumarins, a class of plant-derived antioxidant compounds.

Background: Its scientific name is given because of its association with Achilles, who was once thought to use it.

Description: Yarrow is a perennial plant that is native to Europe and Asia. The aerial parts are harvested when they're in flower in the summer.

Safety: May cause allergic reactions. Do not take essential oil unless supervised by a professional. Don't take if you are pregnant. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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