Yarrow is a flowering perennial, common in North America but also native to Europe and Asia. The plant bears leaves that are soft and highly segmented with a characteristic appearance that is almost feather-like. Achillea millefolium grows stalks during the summer months, with a height that is dependent upon the seasonal rainfall. Throughout dry years, these stalks may only grow a foot or two, preserving energy within the roots. Clusters of tiny white flowers bloom atop the stalks, emitting a distinctive and indicative aroma. The flowers of yarrow are often used in tea blends and to make extracts.
Yarrow was given the Latin name Achillea in honor of the legendary Greek hero Achilles. According to common lore, Achilles’ mother dipped him into the river Styx by the ankle in an effort to render him invulnerable. Fighting many battles as a seemingly invincible warrior, he employed yarrow to treat the wounds of his fellow soldiers. Achilles later died from a wound to his heel, the one unprotected aspect of his anatomy.
Our yarrow extract is macerated using fresh organic flowering aerial portions and organic alcohol by our expert team at our facility in Eugene, Oregon. It is somewhat bitter in taste and can be taken with water or juice or blended with other extracts like dandelion root or catnip. The tincture makes a nice addition to teas such as chamomile.
Organic alcohol, water, and fresh organic yarrow flowering aerial portion.
Packaging & Shipping
• 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.
• 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper.
• 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.
Please note: All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.
Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family should exercise caution with yarrow, as allergic cross-reactivity is common to Asteraceae plants. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.