Ylang Ylang Oil

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Ylang Ylang, the oil with a strange name which translates to “flower of flowers,” has fantastic health benefits. This is a relatively new oil to the aromatherapy world. With the recent marketing from companies creating cosmetics it has become a household name and favored by aromatherapists. We are really just now finding out some of the many applications that it can be used for.

The oil comes from the flowers from the Canaga Odorata tree which is found in the rain forest regions in Indonesia, Philippines, Java, Sumatra and other South Pacific Islands. The soft sweet alluring aroma is a key ingredient of the famous Chanel No 5 perfume.

What are the Benefits?

The properties of Ylang Ylang oil act as an antidepressant, Anti Seborrhoeic, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, hypotensive, nervine and sedative substance. It has positive aspects regarding the cardiovascular, digestive and reproduction systems.

Antidepressant: One of the first discovered medical benefits of Ylang Ylang is that it helps relax the body and soul, helping with depression, sadness, stress, anxiety, giving a sense of hope, joy and happiness.

Aphrodisiac: Need a little spark in your sex life? This may be what you are looking for! Because of the aphrodisiac properties newlywed couples in Indonesia have their beds decorated with the blossoms from this plant. The loss of sex drive is a common problem in today’s world due to stress, being overworked, medicines and even pollution in our environment.

Antiseborrhoeic: Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil can be beneficial in curing Eczema. This condition is caused by malfunctioning sebaceous glands reducing the sebum production. The consequent result is inflammation, skin irritation, and redness of the skin. The skin starts to peel creating a very unattractive uncomfortable condition.

Antiseptic: By inhibiting microbial growth of germs and acting as a disinfectant it helps protect and promote healing of wounds.

Hypotensive: Hypertension is becoming an epidemic for people of all ages due to poor diets, lack of exercise, and genetic makeup. Many of the medications created by the pharmaceutical companies have a long list of negative side effects. This natural product can help with a solution that is safe when recommended quantities are used. Safe and natural makes this an easy decision.

Sedative: Most aromatherapists are realizing the calming effects of Ylang Ylang oil. This oil acts as a sedative helping to calm nerves, reduce stress levels, suppressing anger, and reduces anxiety levels. Lifting a person’s spirits and outlook on the situations that are around them.

Nervine: Nervine creates healthy benefits throughout the nervous system repairing damage and helps protect against future disorders from developing. It can reduce nerve damage that can be caused by diabetes. Massaging the oil on the back of the neck may also be helpful in reducing PMS symptoms.

Other Benefits Ylang-ylang essential oil can be used to reduce fatigue, urinary tract and colon infections, insomnia, and helping skin to look and stay healthy.

Cautions As with any medication, natural herbs or oils taking too much may cause nausea, headaches and sensitivity. Used as recommended there have not been any reports of any of these conditions.

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