Properties (A-F)

ANISEED 

Botanical Name:

Pimpinella anisum 
Family: Apiaceae
Country: Hungary
Parts Used: Seeds/Steam distillation
Biochemical Class: Phenol ether
Fragrance: Warm, sweet spicy, clean, licorice-like
Perfume Note: Top - Middle
Characteristics: Clears the head, comforts the mind
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, galactagogue, stimulant, stomachic
Indications/Uses
Cardio-Vascular: Circulatory tonic, cardiac stimulant, heart palpitations
Digestive: Dyspepsia, colic, indigestion
Endocrine:
Genito-Urinary: Estrogen-like properties, painful menses, menopause challenges
Immune: Colds, flu
Integumentary: Lice, mites, scabies
Muscular-Skeletal: Muscle aches, spasms, rheumatism
Nervous: Nervous headaches, stress, anxiety,
Respiratory: Dry, irritable coughs, bronchitis, bronchial spasms, whooping cough, lung congestion
Emotional: Promotes feeling of balance, grounding
Chakra:
Usage Notes
Method of Use: Inhalation, massage (max 2.5%)
Cautions: Estrogen like-avoid with estrogen dependent conditions, avoid with alcoholism, acetaminophen, liver disease, pregnancy, prostatic hyper-plasia, possible skin irritation/ sensitization; not to be used on children under age 2 or taken orally

  

BASIL

Botanical Name:

       

Ocimum basilicum    

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Country: India
Parts Used: Whole plant/Steam distillation
Biochemical Class: Alcohol, Phenol esters
Fragrance: Sweet, herbal, refreshing
Perfume Note: Top
Characteristics: Uplifting, clarifying & stimulating
Properties: Analgesic, antidepressant, antibacterial, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, cephalic, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, nervine, sudorific
Indications/Uses
Cardio-Vascular: Heart tonic, sluggish circulation, congested veins, hypotension
Digestive: Gastric spasms, hiccups, stimulates bile secretion
Endocrine: Adrenal cortex regulator
Genito-Urinary: Cleans kidneys, eases uterine/prostrate congestion, cramps, scanty menses
Immune: Cold, fever, flu, infections
Integumentary:
Muscular-Skeletal: Muscle spasms
Nervous: Anxiety, hysteria, nervous depression, insomnia, aids clarity of thought, strengthens memory
Respiratory: Whooping cough, sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, earaches
Emotional: Clears the head, relieves mental fatigue, gives clarity
Chakra: Sacral, #2
Usage Notes
Method of Use: Inhalation, massage (no more than 2.5%)
Cautions:

Avoid use on children

 

 

BAY LEAF

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Pimenta racemosa        

Family:

Myrtaceae

Country:

USA

Parts Used:

Leaves/Steam distillation

Biochemical Class:

Phenol ethers (eugenol up to 56%)

Fragrance:

Fresh spicy with sweet balsamic undertones

Perfume Note:

Medium

Characteristics:

Warming, comforting

Properties:

Analgesic, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, expectorant, stimulant, tonic (hair)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Poor circulation

Digestive:

Cramps, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, vomiting

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Immune:

Cold, flu, infectious diseases

Integumentary:

Promotes hair growth, good for greasy, dull hair

Muscular-Skeletal:

Muscle, arthritic pain, neuralgia, spasms

Nervous:

Depression, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, stress

Respiratory:

Emotional:

Warms the emotions, relaxing

Chakra:

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage (local use at no more than 2%)

Cautions:

Mucus membrane irritant, not to be used with hemophilia, kidney/liver disease, alcoholism, anticoagulants, prostate cancer, acetaminophen use

 

 

BERGAMOT

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Citrus bergamia

Family:

Rutaceae

Country:

Italy

Parts Used:

Fruit/Cold expression

Biochemical Class:

Esters, Monoterpenes, Alchols

Fragrance:

Light, delicate, refreshing, fruity

Perfume Note:

Top

Characteristics:

Uplifting, calming refreshing

Properties:

Analgesic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitic, carminative, citatrisant, deodorant, digestive, febrifuge, sedative (CNS), stomachic, tonic (CNS/uterine), bermifuge, vulnerary

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Hemorrhoids

Digestive:

Painful digestion, dyspepsia, colitis, flatulence, loss of appetite

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Antiseptic, cystitis, thrush, PMS, uterine tonic

Immune:

Cold, flu, infections, cold sores, chicken pox

Integumentary:

Acne, boils, cold sores, psoriasis, scabies, ecaema, wounds, varicose veins, ulcers, seborrhea

Muscular-Skeletal:

Nervous:

Lowers Sympathetic Nervous System action, sedates, insomnia, stress related disorders, anxiety, lowers perception of pain

Respiratory:

Pulmonary antiseptic, sore throat, tonsillitis, bronchitis, colds, flu

Emotional:

Uplifts, balances, refreshes, cools anger, allays frustration

Chakra:

Heart, #4

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, bath, compress

Cautions:

Phototoxic/photocarcinogenic, must not be exposed to sun or tanning bed for 12 hours after application, undilutted oil can irritate skin

 

 

 

CARDAMON

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Elettaria cardamomum

Family:

Zingiberaceae

Country:

Guatamala

Parts Used:

Seeds/CO2

Biochemical Class:

Esters, Oxides

Fragrance:

Sweet, spicy, warm, woody-balsamic

Perfume Note:

Top

Characteristics:

Warming,

Properties:

Antiseptic (pulmonary), antispasmodic (neuromuscular), anti-infectious, aphrodisiac, cardiotonic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, nervous system tonic

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Digestive:

Colic, cramping, dry mouth, flatulence, indigestion, nausea

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

PMS

Immune:

Stimulates phagocytic activity

Integumentary:

Muscular-Skeletal:

Sciatica, muscle spasms

Nervous:

Mental fatigue, listlessness, nervous exhaustion, depression

Respiratory:

Coughs, congestion, bronchitis, chills, all pulmonary infections

Emotional:

Clears the head

Chakra:

Root #1

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage (at 2.5% dilution), bath

Cautions:

High dose may irritate sensitive skin

 

 

CARROT SEED

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Daucus carota

Family:

Umbelliferae

Country:

Hungary

Parts Used:

Seeds/Steam distilled

Biochemical Class:

Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes

Fragrance:

Sweet, dry, earthy

Perfume Note:

Middle

Characteristics:

Warming, grounding

Properties:

Antiseptic, antioxidant, carminative, cytophylactic, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic stimulant, detoxifying, diuretic, antispasmodic

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Digestive:

Colic, indigestion, aids in liver detoxification and regeneration, eases gall bladder engorgement

Endocrine:

Pituitary tonic

Genito-Urinary:

Balances menstrual cycle, PMS, kidney tonic, cystitis

Immune:

Stimulates phagocytic activity/lymphatic system

Integumentary:

Dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, ulcers, revitalizing and toning, mature complexions, wrinkles-increases elasticity, aids in skin regeneration after burns

Muscular-Skeletal:

Arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle tension

Nervous:

Anxiety, stress, exhaustion

Respiratory:

Cough, bronchitis, chronic pulmonary challenges

Emotional:

Relaxing, cleansing effect on the mind

Chakra:

Root #1, Solar plexus #3

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, bath, facial steam, spritz

Cautions:

 

 

CHAMOMILE(GERMAN/BLUE)

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Matricaria recutita

Family:

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Country:

Hungary

Parts Used:

Flowers/Steam distilled

Biochemical Class:

Sesquiterpenol, Sesquiterpene

Fragrance:

Herby, sweet, strong

Perfume Note:

Middle

Characteristics:

Warming, calming

Properties:

Analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antibacterial, carminative, cicatrizant, cholagogue, emmenagogue, hepatic, immunostimulent, sedative, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge, vulnerary

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Digestive:

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Cystitis, balances menses, eases PMS discomfort, menopausal challenges

Immune:

Strengthens white blood cells

Integumentary:

Abscesses, acne, allergies, boils, dermatitis eczema, inflammation, psoriasis, rosacea, sensitive skin, at low doses for severe leg (skin) ulcers, any damaged skin, severely infected skin

Muscular-Skeletal:

Arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains

Nervous:

Headaches, insomnia, migraines, nervous tension, stressful conditions

Respiratory:

Emotional:

Anger, irritability, soothing

Chakra:

Solar Plexus #5

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage (at .5%), compress, bath

Cautions:

Can cause dermatitis in some people

 

 

CHAMOMILE (ROMAN)

Botanical Name:

 

Chamaemelum nobile

Family:

Asteraceae (Compsitae)

Country:

USA

Parts Used:

Flower head/Steam distillation

Biochemical Class:

Esters, Lactones

Fragrance:

Sweet, fruity, herby

Perfume Note:

Middle

Characteristics:

Peaceful, soothing

Properties:

Analgesic, antineuralgic, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrizant, digestive, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hepatic, nerve sedative, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary, possible anti-carcinogen

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Digestive:

Mouth ulcers, cramping, gastritis, diarrhea, vomiting, colitis, colic, nausea, teething pain

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Scanty/heavy/painful menstruation, PMS, menopausal systems

Immune:

Chronic infections, stimulates production of white corpuscles

Integumentary:

Acne, allergies, boils, burns, cuts, dermatitis, dry/itchy skin, inflammations, hypersensitive skin, psoriasis, eczema

Muscular-Skeletal:

Arthritis, gout, muscle pain, rheumatism, sprains

Nervous:

Insomnia, headache, nervous depression, nervous shock

Respiratory:

Nervous asthma

Emotional:

Anger, fear, irritability, addiction, aggression, bereavement, depression, hysteria, phobias

Chakra:

Solar plexus #5

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, bath, compress

Cautions:

Can cause dermatitis in some people

 

 

CITRONELLA

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Cymbopogon nardus

Family:

Poaceae (Gramineae)

Country:

Java

Parts Used:

Leaf/Steam distillation

Biochemical Class:

Alcohols

Fragrance:

Powerful, sweet, lemony

Perfume Note:

Top

Characteristics:

Uplifting

Properties:

Antiseptic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, febrifuge, insecticide, tonic (uterine, neuro, cardio), stimulant, vermifuge

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Speeds cardio rhythm

Digestive:

Colitis, intestinal infections/parasites

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Immune:

Colds, flu, minor infections

Integumentary:

Excess perspiration, oily skin/hair, deodorizer, insect repellent (mosquitoes)

Muscular-Skeletal:

Muscle/joint pain

Nervous:

Fatigue, headache, neuralgia, depression

Respiratory:

Emotional:

Raises spirits, clears thinking

Chakra:

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, spritz

Cautions:

Can cause sensitization

 

 

CLARY SAGE

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Salvia sclarea

Family:

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Country:

Hungary

Parts Used:

Flowering tops, foliage/Steam distilled

Biochemical Class:

Esters

Fragrance:

Fruity, floral, herby, heavy

Perfume Note:

Middle to Base

Characteristics:

Calming, regenerating

Properties:

Antidepressant, antifungal, antispasmodic, deodorant, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, tonic (uterine, neuro)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Poor circulation (aids arterial flow), high blood pressure, varicosities, hemorrhoids

Digestive:

Colic, cramping, gastric spasm, flatulence, constipation, digestive stimulant

Endocrine:

Balances adrenals

Genito-Urinary:

Uterine tonic, irregular menstruation, painful menses, PMS, post-natal depression, menopausal hot flashes, genital infections, supports kidneys

Immune:

Integumentary:

Alopecia, acne, boils, dandruff, inflamed/damaged skin, ulcers, excessive perspiration, fungal infections

Muscular-Skeletal:

Muscle aches/cramps/spasms

Nervous:

Depression, migraine, nervous tension, stress, calming to parasympathetic nervous system

Respiratory:

Throat infection, whooping cough

Emotional:

Euphoric, inspiring, eases fear, aids dreaming/creativity

Chakra:

Sacral #2, Third eye #6

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, bath spritz

Cautions:

Avoid with estrogen dependent health problems

 

 

Clove Bud

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Eugenia caryophyllata

Family:

Myrtaceae

Country:

Indonesia

Parts Used:

Flowering buds/Water distilled

Biochemical Class:

Phenol, Ester

Fragrance:

Sweet, spicy, penetrating

Perfume Note:

Base

Characteristics:

Positive, awakening, warming

Properties:

Analgesic, antibacterial (large spectrum), antiemetic, antifungal, antihistamine, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, uterine

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Low blood pressure, sluggish circulation

Digestive:

Sluggish digestion, flatulence, gum disease, tonsillitis, amoebic dysentery, nausea

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Lowered libido, eases childbirth

Immune:

Colds, flu

Integumentary:

Muscular-Skeletal:

Arthritis pain, sore muscles

Nervous:

Anxiety, tension, headaches, hysteria, insomnia, depression, lethargy, memory lapses

Respiratory:

Sinusitis, chronic bronchitis

Emotional:

Uplifting, memory stimulating

Chakra:

Root #1

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage (at no more than 1%), mouthwash (no more than .5%)

Cautions:

High blood pressure, mucus membrane/skin irritant, do not use on hypersensitive/diseased/damaged skin or with children under age 2

 

 

 

CYPRESS

Botanical Name:

 

Cupressus sempervirens

Family:

Cupressaceae

Country:

Spain

Parts Used:

Needles, twigs/Steam distilled

Biochemical Class:

Monoterpene

Fragrance:

Woody, slightly spicy

Perfume Note:

Middle to Base

Characteristics:

Clear, refreshing

Properties:

Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, astringent, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, hepatic, styptic, sudorific, tonic (nervous/intestinal),

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Poor circulation, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, bleeding gums, cellulitis

Digestive:

Colitis, sluggish intestines

Endocrine:

Hepato-pancreatic stimulant

Genito-Urinary:

Irregular menstrual cycle, menstrual pain, excessive menstrual bleeding, congested prostate, incontinence, bed wetting

Immune:

Integumentary:

Acne, excessive perspiration, oily/over hydrated skin, wounds

Muscular-Skeletal:

Edema, muscle cramping, arthritis, rheumatic swelling

Nervous:

Tension/stress, anger, lack of focus, sexual preoccupation, uncontrolled crying/talking

Respiratory:

Bronchitis, spasmodic cough, sore throat, laryngitis, sinusitis,

Emotional:

Confusion, indecision, anxiety, impatience, anger

Chakra:

Throat #5

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, gargles, spritz

Cautions:

 

EUCALYPTUS (BLUE GUM

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Eucalyptus globulus

Family:

Myrtaceae

Country:

Spain

Parts Used:

Leaves/Steam distillation

Biochemical Class:

Ketone oxide

Fragrance:

Piercing, camphoraceous, woody

Perfume Note:

Top

Characteristics:

Balancing, clearing, refreshing, stimulating

Properties:

Analgesic, antifungal (candida), anti-infectious,

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Poor circulation, swollen glands

Digestive:

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Inflammations, infections (E. coli), cystitis, thrush, leucorrhea, vesicle catarrh, urethritis, vaginitis

Immune:

Colds, flu, chicken pox, measles, cholera, malaria, typhus, scarlet fever, roseola, immune stimulant (enhances effect gamma & beta globulins/reduces alpha globulins)

Integumentary:

Burns, blisters, cuts, herpes, insect bites/stings, lice, skin infections, dermatitis (candida/bacterial), wounds, oxygenates skin

Muscular-Skeletal:

Aches, pains, sprains, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism

Nervous:

Debility, headaches, neuralgia, stress

Respiratory:

Asthma, pulmonary tissue regenerative, chronic bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, flu, throat infections, pneumonia, deep lung infections

Emotional:

Confusion, lack of concentration

Chakra:

Heart #4, Throat #5, Brow #6

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, sauna, bath, spritz

Cautions:

Internally, small amounts can be fatal, avoid application near infants - can cause glottal spasms, not compatable with homeopathic treatment

 

 

FENNEL SWEET

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Foeniculum vulgare

Family:

Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

Country:

Java

Parts Used:

Seeds/Steam distilled

Biochemical Class:

Phenyl ether

Fragrance:

Very sweet, honey/licorice like

Perfume Note:

Top to Middle

Characteristics:

Strengthens, gives courage, encouraging

Properties:

Analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, galactagogue, laxative, stimulant, splenic, stomachic, stupefying, vermifuge, tonic (cardio/respiratory/kidney)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Digestive:

Pyorrhea, dyspepsia, spasmodic colitis, aerophagy, colic, constipation, hiccups, nausea, flatulence, intestinal parasites, toxic overload of alcohol/ nicotine

Endocrine:

Endocrine stimulant

Genito-Urinary:

Menstrual cramping, menopausal challenges, edema, breast engorgement

Immune:

Exposure to flu

Integumentary:

Devitalized/wrinkled skin, cellulite, corns

Muscular-Skeletal:

Rheumatism, neuromuscular spasms, gout, lumbago

Nervous:

Tension, stress

Respiratory:

Asthmatic bronchitis, whooping cough, pulmonary congestion

Emotional:

Fear, boredom, mental blocks

Chakra:

Root #1

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, compress, bath

Cautions:

Avoid with estrogen dependent conditions/pregnancy/epilepsy/liver challenges, moderate skin irritant, not to be taken internally

 

 

 

FIR NEEDLE

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Abies siberica

Family:

Pinaceae

Country:

Russia

Parts Used:

Needles/Steam distilled

Biochemical Class:

Esters

Fragrance:

Sweet, spicy, piney

Perfume Note:

Middle

Characteristics:

Invigorating, energizing

Properties:

Analgesic, antiseptic (pulmonary), antitussive, antispasmodic, deodorant, disinfectant, expectorant, stimulant (rubefacient), tonic (CNS)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Digestive:

Pyorrhea

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Urinary tract infections

Immune:

Colds, flu, fever, immune stimulant

Integumentary:

Muscular-Skeletal:

Rheumatism, arthritis, aches, pain

Nervous:

Respiratory:

Asthmatic bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis

Emotional:

Chakra:

Solar plexus #3

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, compress, sauna

Cautions:

Moderately irritating to the skin