Мilfoil blue essential oil (Achillea millefolium)


Appearance  liquid  
Colour yellow-green to green-blue  
Odour spicy, with camphor note  
Relative density, g/cm3 from 0,890 to 0,937  
Refractive index (20 °C) from 1,4700 to 1,4790  
Acid value, mg KOH/g not more than 10,0  
Ester value, mg KOH/g more than 20  
Ester value after acetylating,  
mg KOH/g from 80 to 150
Contents of bound alcohols such as cineol, % from 4,6 to 15,9  
Contents of free alcohols such as cineol, % from 16,00 to 25,23  

Contents of characteristic ingredients (by GC), %:  
Chamazulene from 6 to 36 
Borneol from 2,0 to 15,0   
Pinenes not more than 20   


Therapeutic Properties: 
Milfoil oil is used for a wide variety of complaints, including chest infections, digestive problems and nervous exhaustion. The Chinese use it for menstrual problems and in Scandinavia it is used for rheumatism. It is also helpful for skin problems such as acne, oily skin, and to help reduce scarring.