Essential Oil G-Z and What They Treat
Essential Oil Properties G-Z
Juniper Berry Fluid retention, obesity, mental exhaustion, infections, nervous tension, toxicity, overindulgence of food, premenstrual bloating. Antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, anti-parasitic and has tonic effect. Treats pain and inflammation of arthritis and rheumatism, varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Increases circulation and reduces fluid retention. Pick-me-up and counters tiredness and reduces anxiety. Used for acne, eczema, dermatitis, greasy hair, hair loss, dandruff and decongest the venial system. Good airborne disinfectant. Heart tonic, circulatory stimulant, cleans blood and aids in toxin accumulation, especially uric acid. Useful in diabetes, eases menstruation, poor memory, jet lag, uplifts. Scent: Fresh, fruity, woody, spicy and herbaceous, middle note. Source: Fruit
Lavender Rheumatism, dermatitis, eczema, sunburn, insect bites, headaches, migraine, insomnia, infections, arthritis, anxiety, tension, panic, hysteria, fatigue, rashes, nervous conditions, spasm, balancing and relieves pain. Effective in treating infected hair follicles and other minor skin conditions, pimples, black heads and light forms of acne. Antiseptic, analgesic, antispasmodic, tonic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-infectious, antitoxin, anti-parasitic, restorative, antidepressant, calmative, sedative. Good for all skin types, balances sebum. Good for burns, psoriasis, scars, thread veins, all problems concerning splitting of dermis and epidermis, soothes and regenerates cells. Stimulates cleansing and detoxifying. Helpful with dermatitis, eczema, sunburn, calmative, sedative, hot flashes and restorative. Cardiac tonic, lowers or balances high blood pressure, blood thinner, increases capillary circulation, aids in lymphatic detoxification. Raises blood sugar, eases digestion. Helpful and soothing in the birthing room, aids childbirth pain and speeds delivery. Brain and Central Nervous System sedative, nervous tension, manic depression, mood swings. Excellent children’s remedy. Scent: Fresh, floral, light, powdery, and sweet, middle to top note.
Lemon General tonic, infections, detoxification, general fatigue, obesity, balances sebum, acne, boils, warts. Increases shine and growth of hair and nails. Reduces physical exhaustion, digestion, rheumatism, arthritis, colds, flu and all respiratory disorders. Antibiotic, sedative, astringent, stimulates immune system, antidepressant, antiseptic, and calmative. Perhaps the most effective oil in a room spray for disinfecting the room air. Promotes weight loss, reduces cellulite, useful for oily complexions, hair and skin blemishes. Strengthens epidermis function, aids epidermal circulation, gland stimulant and purification. Stimulates connective tissue, elastin and collagen. Lightens skin pigment. Raises blood pressure, reduces hypertensive and diabetic accidents, reduces blood sugar. Balances stomach acidity, endocrine stimulant. Induces labor when overdue. Stimulant to brain, all sense organs and Parasympathetic Nervous System Used in Japan to increase workers productivity and concentration. Some value found in reducing nightmares. Do not use in sun products. Scent: Light citrus scent, clean, sweet, sugary, top note.
Lime Antispasmodic, sedative, insomnia and anxiety. Useful in men’s fragrances. Deodorant, astringent, eases inflammations. Good for coughs, colds and congestion. Aids cardio-vascular disease, anti-coagulant. Useful in cases of apathy, anxiety, nervousness, depression, listlessness, exhaustion, uplifting, cheering, and useful in cases of alcoholism. Do not use in sun products. Scent: Fresh, citrus scent, sweet and candy like, top note.
Lemongrass Infections, acne, general tonic, nervous conditions, cellulite and skin care. Astringent, calmative, antiseptic, anti-infectious and anti-parasitic and antifungal. Good for hair, face and body, improves muscle tone. Enlarged pores, tissue toner, stimulates hydration and lymphatic detoxification, aids weak connective tissue and tightens elastin weakness. Acts as an insect repellent and fights ringworm. Supports Thymus Gland, activates resistance cells and supports spleen action. Induces menstruation and increases milk in nursing mothers. According to researchers, it is more effective against staph infections than either penicillin or streptomycin. Reduces headaches, rheumatism and nervousness. Excellent in skin care preparations, athletes foot, excessive sweat, for scabies and to tone all the tissue. Avoid during pregnancy. Scent: Citrus, herbaceous and smoky, top note.
Source: Herb Grass
Grapefruit-White Muscle fatigue, stiffness, acne, mental exhaustion, fluid retention, athletes foot, tones congested skin, tightens skin, antiseptic, disinfectant, detoxification and anti-infectious. Astringent for oily congested skin and hair, aids hair growth. Reduces cellulite, depression and headaches. Disinfects airborne germs. Increases circulation, stimulates lymphatic system detoxification, regulates body weight with regular use. Aids jet lag, PMS, alcohol and drug withdrawals. Scent: Warm, sweet and fresh citrus, top note. Source: Fresh Peels
Ginger Root Rheumatism, arthritis, numbness, muscle fatigue, digestive problems, nausea, nervous exhaustion, sexual tonic and seasickness. Antiseptic, stimulant, analgesic, aphrodisiac and fortifying. Reduces inflammation, headaches, sinusitis, stimulates appetite and aids in circulation. Powerful tonic for entire digestive system. Varicose veins, poor circulation, eases angina, aids lower back pain, sprains and injury. Aids impotence, frigidity, regulates menstruation. Scent: Peppery, fresh, sharp, pungent, earthy, warm, top note.
Myrrh Inflamed skin, boils, athlete’s foot, chapped skin, mature skin, wrinkles and ringworm. Sore throat, lost voice, asthma, cough, colds, aid in degenerative diseases, stimulates white blood cells. Ulcers, gas, loss of appetite, diarrhea and gas. Stimulant to thyroid, hyperthyroidism, aids in production and balance of thyroxin. May balance reproductive systems and hormones, may induce menstruation, balances sexual appetite. Calming, good for weak emotional states, coldness apathy, lack of incentive. Avoid during pregnancy. Scent: Warm, smoky, slightly musty and earthy, base note.
Source: Gum Resin
Neroli Nervousness, calming, insomnia, scar tissue, improves elasticity, increases muscle tone, tension, PMS, palpitations, fear, shock, relieves anxiety and stretch marks. Sedative, antidepressant, anti-infectious, antibiotic, tonic, calmative and an aphrodisiac. Stimulates brain waves and relaxes the body. Facial softener, great overall skin care benefits, regenerates skin cells and tones mature, dry, sensitive skin. Appropriate for all skin types. Cardiac circulatory and arterial tonic, balances blood pressure, poor circulation, immunostimulant, infant colic. Aphrodisiac, relieves depression, PMS, aids in labor and delivery. Tranquilizes Sympathetic Nervous System. Scent: Floral, powdery, spicy, sweet with highly radiant fragrance.
Source: Orange Tree Flowers
Orange Diuretic, constipation, helps eliminate toxins, overindulgence, antiseptic, nervous anxiety, disinfectant and general body tonic. Calmative, sedative and antibiotic. Overall, skin care, obesity and water retention. Dull, oily, puffy skin, wrinkles, strengthens epidermis, increases circulation, cell hydration, supports cell regeneration. Wonderful air disinfectant. Increases fluid circulation, aids digestive process. Adrenal stimulant, energizes, nervousness, tension, stress reducing. Do not use in sun products. Scent: Fresh, fruity, tangy, sweet lively, top note.
Peppermint Headaches, migraines, nausea, fatigue, apathy, coughs, digestive problems, muscular pain, nerve pain, sinus congestion, shock, faintness, travel sickness, mental tiredness, poor circulation, stimulating, and strengthening. Antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-infectious, stimulant, tonic, anti-parasitic, antiviral, analgesic and decongestant. Aphrodisiac, cooling, tonic and stimulant to heart rate and brainwaves. Disinfects the air. Ringworm, detoxification, cellulite. Asthma, sinusitis, heart tonic, cardiac fatigue, constricts capillaries. Menstrual cramps, discourages milk flow, balances Sympathetic Nervous System, calms mental racing and depression. Scent: Minty fresh, slightly camphor-like, candy-like, top note.
Source: Leaf and Flowering Tops
Patchouli Uterine tonic, stress related disorders, dermatitis, athlete’s foot, ringworm, parasites and helps eliminate toxins. Tonic, anti-infectious, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, astringent, enlarged pores and calmative. Rejuvenates skin cells, used on aging, mature and dry skin prone, scars to acne problems. Antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, eczema and inflamed dry cracked skin. Reduces appetite and relieves headaches. Eliminates dandruff, repels bugs, and relieves insect bites. Cellulite, slows breathing, eases menopausal sweats, impotence, frigidity. Valuable in perfuming, gives an alluring and lasting quality to any perfume. Scent: Earthy, musty, penetrating, persistently strong, base note.
Source: Leaves and Flowers
Petitgrain Calming, nervous conditions, acne, insomnia, depression, general debility, anxiety, stress related conditions, skin care and has sedative effect. Antispasmodic, stimulant, tonic, calmative, anti-infectious, antiseptic. Balances the Autonomic Nervous System. Balances Central Nervous System, useful in cases of excessive acne, reduces perspiration and dry hair and skin. Scent: Floral, fresh and revitalizing with a hint of orange.
Source: Orange Tree Leafs
Palmarosa Physical exhaustion, stress related problems, convalescence, acne, scarring, skin care, nervousness, anorexia, athlete’s foot and other fungal infections. Eczema, general fatigue and uterine tonic. Antibiotic, antiviral, anti-infectious, antiseptic, emollient and stimulant. Great in birthing room. Regeneration of skin cells and aids in regulating oil production of the skin. Cellulite, hydrolipid retention, tonifying, blackheads, astringent, cleansing. Tones muscles, circulatory stimulant, cardiac fatigue, dilates vessel, normalizes thyroid. Wonderful for teenagers to elderly skin. Scent: Sweet, rosy, floral, herbaceous, top note.
Source: Grass Herb
Sweet Fennel Abdominal pains or cramps, menstrual problems, PMS, menopausal problems, hot flashes, fertility, obesity, cellulite, nausea, and fluid retention. Estrogen like, stimulant, increases sexual response, regenerative, antiseptic. All types of stomach and intestinal disorders. Inhaled during childbirth because it is estrogen like and augments lactation. Good for women from menstrual problems from the onset of menses to menopause. Good for watery, dull, mature skin, wrinkles. Asthma, congestion, neuromuscular spasms. Detoxification from nicotine, drugs, alcohol, toxic hangovers. Do not use while pregnant or with epilepsy. Scent: Sweet honey, very licorice-like, and warm, top to middle note.
Tea Tree Rashes, insect bites, nail fungus, dermatitis, ringworm, thrush, head lice, sore throats, boils, congestion, arthritis, cold sores, fatigue, useful for a wide spectrum of infections. Anti-infectious, antibiotic, balsamic, antifungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, stimulates immune system, analgesic and antiseptic. Hastens healing of wounds, diaper rash, acne, ringworm and insect bites. Protects skin during radiation treatment. Encourages regeneration of scar tissue and reduces swelling. Acts as an oil-controlling agent. High germicidal value. Has the property to penetrate pus and by mixing with it, the pus liquefies which causes it to slough off, leaving a healthy surface. Asthma, coughs, throat infections, stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic circulation. Scent: Sharp, spicy, warm with medicinal tones, top note.
Tangerine Relaxant, sedative, inspires and hypnotic. Useful for overexcited children, insomnia, and mental distress. Smoothes out stretch marks, helps break down cellulite fat pockets, tired aching limbs. Vascular system tonic, increases lymphatic drainage. Aids with PMS and menstrual cramps. Excellent children and elderly remedy. Do not use in sun products. Scent: Sweet, sparkling fresh citrus, top note.
Rose Infertility, female reproduction problems, depression, anxiety, headaches, nerve tonic, insomnia, nervous tension, circulation, emotional crisis, scarring, general tonic and uplifting. Anti-infectious, antiseptic, astringent, antiviral, tonic, stimulant, aphrodisiac and an emollient. A cell rejuvenator, radiation burns. Stimulates brain waves to keep the mind focused and alert. Cleaning, regulating and cooling. A powerful effect on female and male sex organs, reduces frigidity, sterility and is useful in cases of psychological impotence, also increases semen count. Used for all skin types especially mature, dry and sensitive skin and acts as a tonic astringent. Poor circulation, lowers high blood pressure, lowers cholesterol level, immune stimulant, hangovers, nausea, postpartum depression. Excellent for Babies and Children. Scent: Intense, sweet, fruity and floral, top note.
Source: Fresh Flower
Rose Geranium Female reproductive disorders, fertility, circulatory disorders, antidepressant, menopause, hot flashes, bruising, hemorrhoids, nervous fatigue and emotional balance. Astringent, antiseptic, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-infectious, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and regenerative. Good tonic astringent for skin. All conditions of the female reproductive system and the nervous system. Scent: Flowery rose, sweet, dry citrus undertone, middle note.
Rosemary Muscular pain, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular weakness, helps eliminate toxins, memory enhancement, overwork, general debility, infections, overindulgence, acne, exhaustion, poor circulation, cellulite, skin care, hair care, migraines, headaches, sinus problems, general tonic and relieves tension. Especially good for muscles and nerves. Antiseptic, stimulant, analgesic, antidepressant and anti-toxic. Helps wake you up. Scent: Fresh, powerful, sharp, middle note.
Source: Flowering Top, Leaves and Twigs.
Ylang Ylang Nervousness, physical exhaustion, stress, skin care, balances sebum, nervous tension, irritability, anxiety, PMS, regulates circulation, uterine tonic, hair growth promoting and is relaxing. Sedative, antiseptic, antidepressant and calmative. Has a narcotic scent. One of the most relaxing fragrances to mind and body. Relaxes Central Nervous System. Balance the entire system, aphrodisiac, impotence, frigidity, and breast firming. Scent: Sweet, intense, floral, tropical, middle to base note.
Source: Tree Flowers
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