Yarrow leaf & flower | Achillea millefolium | Organic


Yarrow is an abundant herb that grows in wastelands and has naturalised in many parts of the world. It contians a huge myriad of chemical constituents, giving it a large array of actions.

Cardiovascular actions include its styptic and haemolytic action both internally and topically. Its medicinal use was recorded 1000BC staunching wounds in the battlefield. Its astringent qualities benefit the veins, and ulcers, and it is BHP specific for hypertension.

In the gastintestinal tract again the Tannins help to astringe the tissues so ulceraion and bleeding from the GIT may benefit from Yarrow tea (3).

Interestingly the hydrosol of Yarrow has been shown to improve mouth ulcers in a small but very beneficial trial (2).

Its astringency is also useful and beneficial in the reproductive system, especially with heavy uterine bleeding and discharge. Additionally the urinary system seems to benefit from the astringency as well.

Yarrows volatile oil is antimicrobial against the organisms: Clostridium perfringens, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Acinetobacter lwoffi & Candida krusei.

Finally, Yarrow oil is used topically to help treat dermatitis, wounds and for painful joints and muscles.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.

  1. Fisher, C, 2009
  2. Effect of adding the herb Achillea millefolium on mouthwash on chemotherapy induced oral mucositis in cancer patients: A double-blind randomized controlled trial. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Jun;19(3):207-13. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2014.10.019. Epub 2015 Feb 7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25667123
  3. Antiulcerogenic activity of hydroalcoholic extract of Achillea millefolium L.: involvement of the antioxidant system. 2010 Jul 6;130(1):85-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2010.04.014. Epub 2010 Apr 24.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20420892
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Additional information


Dried Yarrow leaf & flower


Constituents vary according to geography and type but may contain: Volatile oil – a-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, , linalool, camphor, 1,8-cineole, borneol, chamazulene, b-bisabolene, a-bisabolol, d-cadinene, b-caryophyllene, sabinene, thujone (trace) eucalyptol, a-terpineol,, Sesquiterpene lactones – guaianolides, achillicin, achillin, leucodin, desacetylmatricarin, a-peroxyachifolids, b-peroxyisoachifold, achimillic acid, A, B, C, germacranolides, Bitter glyco-alkaloid – achilleine, stachydrine, choline, betaine, Tannins, Flavonoids – apigenin, luteolin, centaureidin, rutin, artemetin, casticin, Cyanogenic glycosides, Sterols – b-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol, cholesterol,, Phenolic acids -caffeic acid, isovalerianic acid, salicylates, Triterpenes – a-amyrin, b-amyrin, taraxasterol, pseudotaraxasterol, Hydroxycoumarins, Vitamns – C, Folate


Astringent, Diaphoretic, Hypotensive, Diuretic, Spasmolytic, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Antioxidant, Haemostatic, Antiseptic, Styptic


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Those with a salicylate sensitivity may wish to avoid Yarrow. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or trying to concieve please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams

Country of origin

Native to the Europe, Northern Africa and Asia. Dried herb harvested in Canterbury, New Zealand subject to availability.