Yarrow is a perennial herb that is widely used in traditional medicine, cosmetics, and food industries. Yarrow raw materials can be sourced from various regions and countries, and their quality can vary significantly. This technical guide is intended to provide wholesale buyers of yarrow raw materials with essential information about the botanical names, synonyms, and growing locations of yarrow.

Synonyms: Yarrow is known by several names in different parts of the world. Some of the commonly used synonyms of yarrow include milfoil, soldier's woundwort, staunchweed, devil's nettle, and thousand-leaf. These names may vary based on the region and the language.

Botanical Names: Yarrow belongs to the Asteraceae family and has the scientific name Achillea millefolium. This name is derived from the Greek hero Achilles, who is said to have used yarrow to treat his soldiers' wounds during the Trojan War. There are also several other species of yarrow, including Achillea ptarmica, Achillea collina, and Achillea nobilis, which are used for various purposes.

Growing Locations: Yarrow is native to Europe and Asia but is now widely cultivated in different parts of the world, including North America, South America, and Australia. The quality of yarrow raw materials can vary depending on the growing location, climate, and soil conditions. The best quality yarrow is typically sourced from regions with a moderate climate, good soil drainage, and adequate rainfall. Some of the commonly known growing locations for yarrow include Bulgaria, Hungary, France, Germany, and Turkey.

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