What is Yarrow / Achillea Millefolium?

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The name Yarrow / Achillea Millefolium comes from a plant that recalls the epic figure of Achilles.

its origins are European and belong to the Asteraceae family.

The Yarrow Millefolium / Achillea Millefolium is mainly used for its flowers and leaves because it is rich in flavonoid polyphenols, fatty acids, and essential oils.

It is said that the epic Achilles used this plant Yarrow  / Achillea Millefolium, to heal some wounds of his companions during the Trojan siege.

The use of this plant was recommended by his master Chiron thanks to the healing and repairing properties of this miraculous Yarrow Millefolium / Achillea Millefolium.

Today it is considered an excellent ANTISPASMODIC remedy because it helps to relax the muscles and is excellent in case of menstrual pains, abdominal cramps; thanks to its STOMATICAL properties it is also used for liver and digestive functions.

Thanks to the FLAVONOIDS the Yarrow Millefolium / Achillea Millefolium has a relaxing action in case of irritability, nervousness, tiredness, and is an excellent remedy in the premenstrual phase.

The Yarrow / Achillea Millefolium is characterized by small flowers in various shades of pink and white.

This plant grows spontaneously and does not suffer from cold and drought, preferring prairies and paths up to 2200 meters.

Yarrow / Achillea Millefolium: therapeutic properties


Yarrow / Achillea millefolium is similar to Chamomilla thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties.

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Yarrow / Achillea millefolium is used to treat inflamed eyes and rheumatic pains.

It accelerates the healing process and has a soothing, astringent, anti-seborrheic, and soothing action.

There are some contraindications, not serious, to be careful when using Yarrow / Achillea millefolium.

Interactions with anticoagulant and blood pressure control drugs may emerge.

Yarrow / Achillea millefolium can be used in cooking in the production of liqueurs with dried flowers and leaves.

In Sweden, they use it for the production of beer.


Yarrow / Achillea Millefolium:


In the language of flowers, the Yarrow / Achillea Millefolium symbolizes healing and consolation.

Its name comes from the shape of the foliage composed of many small leaves.

Yarrow / Achillea Millefolium is also cultivated in vegetable gardens as a natural pesticide. Its roots produce unpleasant substances for the most common parasites.

Also, the root macerate of Yarrow / Achillea Millefolium is used as a fertilizer for the soil.


The Icelandic company Purity Herbs, my inspiration for Icelandic Skincare, uses this plant in various cosmetics:

Berry Boost, Facial Serum, Ice-Lips, Muscle salt, Viking balm, Footcare, Foot splash, Nail oil, Foot salt, Muscle cream,  Heat massage oil, Hekla volcanic scrub, Cooling muscle splash.

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Invigorates the skin



Berry Boost is a cream formulated with five types of Icelandic herbs including Yarrow Millefium which gives an immediate lifting effect by neutralizing free radicals, the enemies of your beauty.





Inserisci una didascGold drops for your skin



Facial Serum is the best oil drops to nourish and revitalize the skin.

Formulated with Avocado Oil, Rosewood Oil, Jojoba, Sea buckthorn, Achillea Millefolium stimulates cell renewal giving a compact and luminous appearance from the first application.


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Lip Repulping and nourishing



Ice Lips with its soft and full-bodied texture keeps lips moisturized and full-bodied in any lymphatic condition.









Muscle Salt
The Muscle Salt has a relaxing effect on your feet 






Muscle Salt. The dream of a spa right at home. Bath salts rich in Icelandic herbs and essential oils with a natural and delicate scent, relax body and mind.







Viking balm
It protects  skin and repairs problems 




Viking Balm. This miraculous ointment is rich in herbs and beeswax to nourish and repair dry and dehydrated skin.

Useful for insect bites, dry skin condition, wounds, blisters, bruises, eczema, acne, itch,  abscess, and more. Viking Balm protects and repairs the skin.




Foot Care

Foot Care. Fresh and fragrant texture for dry and cracked feet. Visible results from the first application.

Foot Splash

Foot Splash. Foot lotions to use in your daily foot care. Refreshes, perfumes, and disinfects feet. To be tilted before application of Foot Care foot cream.

Foot Salt

Foot Salt. Relaxing footbath based on Icelandic herbs and essential oils. Essential in foot care.




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This easily absorbed oil



Nail Oil. Miracle oil for cuticles and nail care. Moisturizes the cuticles by the first application. Absorbs quickly and leaves the skin soft and fragrant. Use it a few times a week for fabulous looking hands every day.






Heat Massage oil
Empowering body massage oil for tired muscles. 





Heat Massage Oil. Relaxing oil for stressed muscles. Heat Massage Oil contains herbs and essential oils which, when mixed together, have an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect on muscles.







Powerful Body Scrub




Hekla Volcano Scrub. A beauty elixir for your body. This scrub based on Hekla Volcano Lava, essential herbs and oils, gently exfoliates the skin giving it tone and softness.







Ideal for Intensive Training





Cooling Muscle Splash.Body lotion perfect after intense sports activity. Relaxes the muscles, increases circulation through an immediate cooling effect.







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