What is it?
Yarrow is a strong, scented, spicy wild weed. It is purported to be an astringent, tonic stimulant, and mildly aromatic.

How can I avoid it?
Achillea millefolium is a perennial  weed from the Compositae family with white flowers. It grows in most of Europe, North America, New Zealand, and southern Australia. Exposure to the plant and sunlight, or artificial sunlight, at the same time may cause the skin to break out and swell.

  • Flavoring in liquors and bitters
  • Herb used topically for wounds, cuts, and abrasions
  • Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
  • Antiperspirants / Deodorants 
  • Hair sprays, gels, tonics and lotions
  • Hair Colorants / “Permanents-Relaxers”
  • Soaps / Cleansers
  • Shampoos / Conditioners
  • Moisturizers
  • Make-ups
  • Powders / Sprays
  • Sunscreens
  • Tea

Other names for Achillea Millefolium:
  • Common Yarrow
  • Death flower
  • Devil’s nettle
  • Field hops
  • Yarrow
  • Milfoil
  • Nosebleed plant
  • Soldier’s wound
  • wort

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Dandelions
  • Chamomile
  • Other plants in the Compositae family

How safe is it?

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