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His name is borrowed from the legendary Achilles who, according to the Greek authors, treated the wounds of his warriors with this Perennial ... His name also lies in the end of its leaves in many strips, characteristics of this advanced family of "compounds" among Which we also find Italian Helichrysus, its Mediterranean counterpart. The white flower of the Achilée, clearly visible on our embankments, is distilled at the end of flowering, in August. Achillée is a plant to which many properties are attributed.
Picking and distillation are always filled with questions as its performance can be weak, close to that of the rose! But if its oil is often rare, the hydrosol fortunately is nonetheless precious. Presence of Mono and Sesquiterpenes, Camphre and Cinéole.