Parts Used: Aerial parts
Volatile Oils composed of azulene, borneol, terpineol, camphor, cineole, isoartemesia ketone and a trace of thujone. Also contains lactones, flavonoids, tannins, coumarins, saponins, sterols, a bitter glyco-alkaloid (achilleine), cyanidin, amino acids, acids including salicylic acid, sugars including glucose, sucrose and mannitol.
- Diaphoretic (promotes sweating to reduce fever)
- Hypotensive (low blood pressure)
- Diuretic (promotes the flow of urine)
Major Safety Issues:
- Yarrow Oil should not be used during pregnancy.
- Should not be used by people taking anti-coagulant drugs.
- Large doses can cause overdose and symptoms include headache, vertigo and dizziness.
- Yarrow may cause anaphylatic shock in people who are hypersensitive to ragweeds.