Properties (G-Z)

 

JASMINE OFFICINALE

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Jasminum officinale

Family:

Oleaceae (Jasminaceae)

Country:

Eqypt

Parts Used:

Flowers/Solvent extraction

Biochemical Class:

Fragrance:

Sweet, floral, exotic, heady

Perfume Note:

Base

Characteristics:

Euphoric, uplifting, sensual, warming, intoxicating

Properties:

Analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cicatrizant, expectorant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative, uterine tonic

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Digestive:

Endocrine:

Post natal depression, hormonal imbalance

Genito-Urinary:

Painful menses, frigidity, impotence, labor pains, uterine disorders, pelvic congestion, cramping, PMS

Immune:

Integumentary:

Dry/greasy/irritated/sensitive skin, stretch marks, dermatitis, eczema

Muscular-Skeletal:

Spasms, sprains, pain

Nervous:

Depression

Respiratory:

Catarrh, hoarseness, laryngitis

Emotional:

Fear, anger, worry, apathy, heartache, lack of confidence, loss of creativity, loss of passion

Chakra:

Sacral #2

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage (.5%), bath

Cautions:

Allergic reactions can occur in some people

 

JUNIPERBERRY

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Juniperus communis

Family:

Cupressaceae

Country:

Italy

Parts Used:

Berry/Steam Distilled

Biochemical Class:

Sesqui-monoterpenes

Fragrance:

Sweet, fresh, woody, balsamic, piney

Perfume Note:

Middle

Characteristics:

Uplifting, strengthening, clearing

Properties:

Antiseptic (urinary), astringent, anti-infectious, antibacterial (staph/strep pyogenes), antiarthritic, cicatrizant, stimulant (circulatory/respiratory/ kidney/bladder/digestive/pancreatic), sudorific, tonic (cardiac)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Hemorrhoids, sluggish circulation, accumulation of toxins, especially uric acid

Digestive:

Toothache, over indulgence of food/alcohol/gout, intestinal colitis, sluggish pancreas

Endocrine:

Sluggish kidneys/pancreas (may be useful in treatment of diabetes)

Genito-Urinary:

Menstrual pain, leucorrhea, cystitis, genital warts, sluggish kidneys/bladder

Immune:

Colds, flu, infections

Integumentary:

Acne, dermatitis, hair loss, oily skin, blocked pores, varicose veins, cellulitis, wet eczema, ulcers, abscesses, inflammation, wounds

Muscular-Skeletal:

Gout pain, rheumatism

Nervous:

Anxiety, tension, stress, insomnia, jet lag

Respiratory:

Emotional:

Poor memory, negativity, guilt

Chakra:

Sacral #2

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, bath, sitz bath

Cautions:

 

 

 

LEMON

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Citrus limon

Family:

Rutaceae

Country:

Brazil

Parts Used:

Peel/Cold pressed

Biochemical Class:

Monoterpene

Fragrance:

Fresh, sharp, sweet citrus

Perfume Note:

Top

Characteristics:

Refreshing, cooling, clearing, focusing

Properties:

Antibacterial (strep, spore bacteria, antifungal, antirheumatic, antitoxic, antiscorbutic, antispasmodic, astringent, cicatrizant, depurative, diaphoretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, rubefacient, insecticide, vermifuge, vasoconstrictor/decongestant, blood thinner

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Anemia, poor circulation, nose bleeds, phlebitis, varicose veins

Digestive:

Dyspepsia, sluggish/toxic liver

Endocrine:

Stimulant

Genito-Urinary:

Candida

Immune:

White blood cell defiency, colds, flu, contagious infections, congestion, airborne bacteria

Integumentary:

Abscesses, acne, boils, carbuncles, chilbains, cellulite, warts, couperose, skin spots, oily skin, thin/dull hair, wrinkles, infections

Muscular-Skeletal:

Rheumatism, arthritis, gout, flaccid muscles

Nervous:

Stress, tension

Respiratory:

Sore throat, bronchitis, catarrh, sinus infections, all respiratory infections

Emotional:

Resentment, apathetic, conflicting thoughts, fear

Chakra:

Solar plexus #3

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage (maximum 2%), compress

Cautions:

Moderately phototoxic, must not be exposed to sun or tanning bed for 12 hours after application, short shelf life, can irritate sensitive skin (especially older/oxidized oil)

 

 

LIME (DISTILLED)

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Citrus medica

Family:

Rutacea

Country:

West Indes

Parts Used:

Whole fruit/Steam distilled

Biochemical Class:

Monoterpene, Alcohol

Fragrance:

Sweet, tart, fruity, citrus

Perfume Note:

Top

Characteristics:

Stimulating, clearing

Properties:

Antibacterial, antiseptic (airborne), antiviral, astringent, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative, tonic

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Digestive:

Sluggish digestion, liver pains, stomach cramps

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Immune:

Colds, flu, sore throat, viral infections, white blood cell deficency

Integumentary:

Oily skin/hair

Muscular-Skeletal:

Muscle spasms

Nervous:

Anxiety, depression, fatigue

Respiratory:

Cough, congestion

Emotional:

Apathy, listlessness, tired mind

Chakra:

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, spritzer

Cautions:

Short shelf life - use fresh

 

 

MANDARIN

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Citrus reticulata

Family:

Rutaceae

Country:

Italy

Parts Used:

Peel/Cold expression

Biochemical Class:

Aldehyde

Fragrance:

Intensely sweet, rich, floral

Perfume Note:

Top - Middle

Characteristics:

Peaceful, uplifting, revitalizing

Properties:

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, cytophylactic, depurative, digestive, diuretic, hepatic, lymphatic stimulant, sedative (moderates SNS), tonic (digestive/liver)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Erethism

Digestive:

Colic, indigestion, gastritis, dyspepsia, aerophagy, hiccups, constipation, intestinal challenges

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Edema, PMS, menstrual cramps

Immune:

Immunostimulant

Integumentary:

Acne, congested skin (all skin types), scars, stretch marks (preventative)

Muscular-Skeletal:

Muscle spasms

Nervous:

Insomnia, tension, nervousness,

Respiratory:

Emotional:

Restlessness, overexcitability, disorientation

Chakra:

Sacral #2

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, bath, spritzer

Cautions:

Short shelf life - use fresh

 

 

MARJORAM, SWEET

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Origanum marjorana

Family:

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Country:

Egypt

Parts Used:

Flowering herb/Steam distilled

Biochemical Class:

Alcohol, Terpene

Fragrance:

Woody, spicy, camphoraceous

Perfume Note:

Characteristics:

Warm, clarifying, comforting

Properties:

Analgesic, anaphrodisiac, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, cephalic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, sedative, stimulant (parasympathetic nervous system), stomachic, vasodilator, vulnerary

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

High blood pressure, palpitations, irregular heartbeat

Digestive:

Mouth ulcers, colic, constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence, digestive infections (staph, coli-bacilius), gastro-duodenal ulcers, gastritis, colitis, diarrhea

Endocrine:

Hyperthyroidism

Genito-Urinary:

Irregular/painful menses, PMS, uterine spasms, leucorrhea, genital hypersensitivity, erethism

Immune:

Colds, flu

Integumentary:

Chilblains, bruises, wounds, infected pressure sores

Muscular-Skeletal:

Arthritis, lumbago, aches, stiffness, sprains, strains, spasms, neuromuscular contractions, rheumatism

Nervous:

Mental instability, neuralgia, headache, hyperactivity, hysteria, migraine, stress, depression, sexual obsession, claustrophobia, insomnia, vertigo

Respiratory:

Coughs, asthma (juvenile-nervous), bronchitis, respiratory distress, rhinopharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, otitis

Emotional:

Feelings of persecution/oppression, obsession, irritability, heartache, grief, loneliness

Chakra:

Heart #4

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, bath

Cautions:

Can cause drowsiness

 

 

MELISSA

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Melissa officinalis

Family:

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Country:

France

Parts Used:

Leaves and Flowering tops/Steam distillation

Biochemical Class:

Aldehyde, Sesquiterpene

Fragrance:

Fresh, sweet, herby

Perfume Note:

Middle

Characteristics:

Sedating, warm, supportive

Properties:

Antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypotensive, nervine, sedative (nervous), stomachic, sudorific, tonic (uterine/cardiac/liver/ gallbladder), vasodilator

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Racing heart, high blood pressure, palpitations (due to excitation), post pump depression, physical shock

Digestive:

Colic, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, indigestion, sluggish liver

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Irregular/painful menses, PMS

Immune:

Colds, flu, fevers, strep/viral infections, herpes simplex

Integumentary:

Acne, oily skin, cold sores, fungal infections, small pox, mumps, shingles, wounds

Muscular-Skeletal:

Muscle spasm, fatigue, rheumatic pain

Nervous:

Anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, hysterics, tension, vertigo

Respiratory:

Asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughs, colds with headache

Emotional:

Fear, melancholy, grief, shock, overexcitement

Chakra:

Heart #4, Throat #5

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, bath, sitz bath

Cautions:

Use in low concentration (maximum 1%), avoid with prostatic hyperplasia, hypersensitive/diseased/damaged skin, children under 2 years of age

 

 

 

MYRRH

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Commiphora myrrha

Family:

Burseracae

Country:

Africa

Parts Used:

Oleoresin/Steam distilled

Biochemical Class:

Sesquiterpene

Fragrance:

Warm, spicy, unusual/sharp balsamic

Perfume Note:

Base

Characteristics:

Calming, balancing, encouraging, heating, drying

Properties:

Anticatrrhal, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiputrescent, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, astringent, balsamic, carminative, cicatrizant, expectorant, sedative, stimulant (digestive/ pulmonary), stomachic, tonic (uterine), vulnerary

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Digestive:

Diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal distension, poor appetite, mouth and gum diseases, hemorrhoids

Endocrine:

Imbalanced thyroid

Genito-Urinary:

Scanty/irregular/painful menses, prolonged/difficult labor, leucorrhea, candida

Immune:

Colds, sore throat, wasting/degenerative diseases

Integumentary:

Chronic wounds, ulcers, weepy eczema, athlete?s foot, deeply cracked skin, boils, pruritus, ringworm, wrinkles

Muscular-Skeletal:

Arthritis

Nervous:

Stress

Respiratory:

Bronchitis, coughs, excessive/thick mucus

Emotional:

Emotional coldness, apathy

Chakra:

Base #1, Sacral #2

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, bath, compress, mouth wash

Cautions:

 

 

ORANGE, SWEET

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Citrus sinensis

Family:

Rutaceae

Country:

USA (California)

Parts Used:

Peel/Cold expression

Biochemical Class:

Monoterpene

Fragrance:

Light, fresh, sweet

Perfume Note:

Top

Characteristics:

Energetic, joyful, positive

Properties:

Antidepressant, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, febrifuge, sedative (nervous), stimulant (digestive/lymphatic), stomachic, tonic (digestive)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Palpitations

Digestive:

Chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea,

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Immune:

Colds, flu

Integumentary:

Acne, dry/dull/irritated skin, mouth ulcers, wrinkles, chapped/fissured skin (strengthens epidermis/hydration)

Muscular-Skeletal:

Nervous:

Insomnia, stress, tension

Respiratory:

Bronchitis, chills

Emotional:

Lethargy, worry, moodiness

Chakra:

Sacral #2

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, bath, spritz

Cautions:

Short shelf life, use fresh only

 

PATCHOULI

 

Botanical Name:

Pogostemon patchouli

Family:

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Country:

Indonesia

Parts Used:

Leaves and young shoots/Steam distilled

Biochemical Class:

Sesquiterpene, Alcohol

Fragrance:

Rich, earthy, sweet, herby, exotic

Perfume Note:

Base

Characteristics:

Sedating (at low dose), Stimulating (at high dose), balancing, grounding, sharpens, clarifies

Properties:

Antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial (wide ranging), antiseptic, antifungal, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, insecticide, tonic (digestive)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Hemorrhoids, varicosities

Digestive:

Infectious intestinal colitis

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Frigidity, impotence, edema, menopausal sweats

Immune:

Balances immune system, fever

Integumentary:

Acne, abscesses, dermatitis, athlete?s foot, cracked/dry skin, enlarged pores/scars, wrinkles, wounds, oily hair/scalp, dandruff, seborrhea, eczema (weeping), impetigo, parasitosis

Muscular-Skeletal:

Nervous:

Stress

Respiratory:

Rapid breathing

Emotional:

Apathy, lethargy, lack of clarity/grounding, detachment from the physical

Chakra:

Base #1, Sacral #2

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEPPER, BLACK

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Piper nigrum

Family:

Piperaceae

Country:

India

Parts Used:

Fruit/Steam distillation

Biochemical Class:

Sesquiterpene, Phenol ester

Fragrance:

Fresh, sharp, fruit, woody, spicy

Perfume Note:

Middle

Characteristics:

Courageous, strengthening, warming

Properties:

Analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic (urinary), antispasmodic, antitoxic, aperitif, aphrodisiac, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant (nervous/circulatory/ digestive), tonic (spleen)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Sluggish circulation

Digestive:

Sluggish liver/pancreas/digestion, colic, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, nausea

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Frigidity, impotence, urinary tract infections

Immune:

Colds, flu, infections, viruses

Integumentary:

Chilblains, acne, cold sores, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections

Muscular-Skeletal:

Arthritis, aches/pains, poor muscle tone, stiffness, rheumatism

Nervous:

Neuralgia, stress

Respiratory:

Bronchitis, laryngitis, colds

Emotional:

Indifference

Chakra:

Solar plexus #3, Heart #4, Base #1

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, bath

Cautions:

Not compatible with homeopathy, can irritate skin, use in moderation

 

 

PEPPERMINT

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Mentha piperita

Family:

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Country:

USA

Parts Used:

Leaves & Flowering tops/Steam distillation

Biochemical Class:

Alcohol, Ketone

Fragrance:

Sharp, piercing, hot, sweet, minty

Perfume Note:

Top

Characteristics:

Refreshing, invigorating, clears the head

Properties:

Analgesic, antibacterial, antiemetic, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory (respiratory/ intestinal/urinary), antipyretic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, decongestant, digestive stimulant, expectorant, hepatic stimulant, hypertensive, insect repellent, mucolytic, tonic (nervous/uterus)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Hypotension, low white blood count

Digestive:

Gingivitis, colic, gastrointestinal smooth muscle cramping, colds, flu, fevers, mouth ulcers, indigestion, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea, morning sickness, diarrhea, ulcers, gall stones, sluggish liver/pancreas, viral hepatitis, lowered bile secretion, H. pylori, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Painful menses, cramping

Immune:

Cholera, yellow fever, colds, flu, fever, sluggish lymphatics

Integumentary:

Acne, dermatitis, ringworm, scabies, constricted capillaries, itching

Muscular-Skeletal:

Neuralgia, sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches/pains

Nervous:

Headache, migraine, stress, vertigo, neuralgia, sciatica

Respiratory:

Bronchitis, rhinitis, otitis, sinusitis, dry/spasmodic cough, excess mucus

Emotional:

Poor memory, mental fatigue, lack of concentration, lethargy

Chakra:

Crown #7, Sacral #2, Brow #6

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, morning bath, sauna

Cautions:

Avoid use on or near infants, G6PD deficiency, cardiac fibrillation, (oral) - epilepsy, fever, mucous membrane irritant, can irritate sensitive skin, do not use with homeopathic treatment, use in moderation

 

PETITGRAIN

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Citrus aurantium var. amara

Family:

Rutaceae

Country:

Paraguay

Parts Used:

Leaves & Twigs (bitter orange)/ Steam distilled

Biochemical Class:

Ester, Alcohol, Monoterpene

Fragrance:

Fresh, bitter-sweet, citrus, woody, herby

Perfume Note:

Middle-Top

Characteristics:

Revitalizing, cooling, uplifting, restoring, clarifying

Properties:

Antibacterial (staph/pneumococcus) antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti-infectious, deodorant, stimulant (digestive/nervous/immune), tonic (nervous)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Palpitations, cardiovascular spasms, sluggish arterial circulation

Digestive:

Dyspepsia, flatulence, painful digestion

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Painful menses, cramping, candida

Immune:

Weakened immune system, convalescence

Integumentary:

Acne, boils, oily skin/hair/ devitalized skin, excessive perspiration

Muscular-Skeletal:

Joint inflammations, arthritis, rheumatism

Nervous:

Insomnia, nervous exhaustion, stress

Respiratory:

Infections

Emotional:

Confusion, panic, anger, disharmony, disappointment, pessimism

Chakra:

Sacral #2, Heart #4

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, bath, sitz bath

Cautions:

 

PINE NEEDLE, SCOTS

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Pinus sylvestris

Family:

Pinaceae

Country:

Hungary

Parts Used:

Needles/Steam distillation

Biochemical Class:

Monoterpene

Fragrance:

Sweet, pine-woody, balsamic

Perfume Note:

Middle

Characteristics:

Refreshing, cleansing, energizing

Properties:

Antimicrobial, wide ranging antibacterial, anti-infectious, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic (pulmonary/ urinary/hepatic), balsamic, cholagogue, deodorant, decongestant (lymphatic/utero-ovarian/ respiratory), expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, restorative, rubefacient, sudorific, stimulant/tonic (adrenal/circulatory/ nervous), vermifuge

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Poor circulation

Digestive:

Poor appetite, gall stones (inflammation)

Endocrine:

Sluggish adrenals

Genito-Urinary:

Cystitis, prostate problems, urinary infection, inflamed/congested uterus

Immune:

Fever, colds, flu, chills, inflammatory/allergic processes

Integumentary:

Boils, excessive perspiration, eczema, psoriasis, ringworm scabies, lice, fleas, congested skin, cuts, abrasions

Muscular-Skeletal:

Rheumatism, gout, sciatica, arthritis

Nervous:

Fatigue, neuralgia, stress,

Respiratory:

Asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, sore throat

Emotional:

Hopelessness, low self esteem, guilt, tired mind

Chakra:

Brow #6

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, sauna, spritzer

Cautions:

Avoid with sensitive/allergic skin, use fresh oil only. 

Children and elderly people should not be given pine essential oil as it may cause hypertension and irritation. 

Avoid if suffering from kidney disorders

 

ROSE ABSOLUTE

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Rosa centifolia

Family:

Rosaceae

Country:

Morocco

Parts Used:

Flowers/Solvent extraction

Biochemical Class:

Alcohol

Fragrance:

Deep, sweet, rich, sensual, honey-like

Perfume Note:

Middle - Base

Characteristics:

Harmonizing, elevating, comforting

Properties:

Analgesic, antidepressant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, choleric, cicatrizant, depurative, emmenagogue, hepatic, sedative (nervous system), tonic (heart, liver, stomach, uterus)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Palpitations, high blood pressure

Digestive:

Inflamed gall bladder, liver congestion, jaundice, nausea

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Infertility, irregular/painful/excessive menstruation, leucorrhea, psychological impotence, frigidity

Immune:

Infections, tuberculosis

Integumentary:

Muscular-Skeletal:

Nervous:

Depression, insomnia, migraines, headaches, tension, stress, postpartum depression

Respiratory:

Asthma, acute/chronic bronchitis, coughs, hay fever, sore throats

Emotional:

Melancholy, sorrow, sadness, low self esteem, apathy, jealousy, behavioral problems, emotional stress/anxiety

Chakra:

Heart #4

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation

Cautions:

May irritate sensitive skin

 

 

ROSEMARY

Botanical Name:

 

Rosmarinus officinalis

Family:

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Country:

Spain

Parts Used:

Flowers & Leaves/Steam distillation

Biochemical Class:

Ketone, Oxide, Alcohol

Fragrance:

Sharp herby, camphoraceous

Perfume Note:

Middle

Characteristics:

Clearing, stimulating, refreshing

Properties:

Analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic-bactericide (typhus, diphtheria, meningitis, staph,

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Low blood pressure, sluggish circulation

Digestive:

All bladder infections, biliary colic, colitis, dyspepsia, flatulence

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Scanty/painful menses, leucorrhea, gout, simple edema

Immune:

Colds, flu, infections

Integumentary:

Hair loss, acne, oily hair, seborrhea, varicose veins, sagging/puffy/ congested skin, poor dermal circulation, cuts, dermatitis

Muscular-Skeletal:

Rheumatism, arthritis, tired/stiff/overworked muscles, degenerative joint pain

Nervous:

Exhaustion, headaches, migraines

Respiratory:

All respiratory infections, congestion, bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, low mucus secretion

Emotional:

Memory, low self-esteem

Chakra:

Solar plexus #3, Brow #6

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, bath, compress, spritz

Cautions:

May interfere with calcium influx into myocardial cells, mild neurotoxin-use with caution, some suggest avoiding use of this oil with epilepsy/high blood/ pregnancy

 

 

SANDALWOOD, EAST INDIES

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

 

Santalum album

Family:

Santalaceae

Country:

East Indies

Parts Used:

Inner heart wood/Steam or water distillation

Biochemical Class:

Sesquiterpenol

Fragrance:

Subtle, woody, sweet, exotic

Perfume Note:

Base

Characteristics:

Enlightening, calming, harmonizing, connecting, grounding

Properties:

Antidepressant, antibacterial (phyogenes aureus), anti-inflammatory, antiseptic (urinary/pulmonary), antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, decongestant, emollient, expectorant, fungicidal, insecticidal, meditative, sedative (nervous), tonic (cardiac)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Sluggish circulation, hemorrhoids, varicosities, congested veins

Digestive:

Diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting heartburn, low mucus secretion in intestines

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Urinary tract infections/inflammations, pelvic/prostate congestion, PMS, decreased uro-genital mucus secretion, frigidity, impotence

Immune:

Strep/staph infections, congested lymphatic system

Integumentary:

Infected wounds, acne, oily/dry/aged/cracked/chapped skin, sluggish capillary circulation, weakened connective tissue/dermis

Muscular-Skeletal:

Muscle spasms, sciatica, lumbago, neuralgia, lumbago, sciatica, weakened connective tissue

Nervous:

Depression, insomnia, stress, tension, neuralgia

Respiratory:

Bronchitis, colibacillosis, catarrh, dry cough, laryngitis, sore throat

Emotional:

Obsessions, nightmares, grief, isolation, aggression, ego-centric behavior

Chakra:

Throat #5

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, bath, sitz bath, compress

Cautions:

 

 

 

SPRUCE NEEDLE

 

Botanical Name:

 

 

Picea mariana

Family:

Pinaceae

Country:

Canada

Parts Used:

Needles/Steam distillation

Biochemical Class:

Monoterpenes, Esters

Fragrance:

Balsamic, fresh, sweet, fruity

Perfume Note:

Top

Characteristics:

Refreshing, airy, elevating, energizing, steadying

Properties:

Airborne disinfectant, analgesic, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, expectorant, nervine, rubefacient, tonic (respiratory)

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Sluggish circulation

Digestive:

Intestinal fungal infections, parasites, hiccups

Endocrine:

Thymus stimulant, balances HPA

Genito-Urinary:

Prostatitis, candida

Immune:

Colds, flu, various infections, immune system imbalances

Integumentary:

Acne, eczema

Muscular-Skeletal:

Muscle/rheumatic pains, arthritis, aching joints, solar plexus spasms

Nervous:

Fatigue, exhaustion, anxiety, tension

Respiratory:

Asthma, bronchitis, stuffiness

Emotional:

Scattered, depressed, dependent, elevating & grounding

Chakra:

Throat #5, Brow to Solar plexus #6-3

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, sauna, spritzer

Cautions:

Use fresh oils only

 

 

TEA TREE

Botanical Name:

Melaleuca alternifolia

Family:

Myrtaceae

Country:

Australia

Parts Used:

Leaves, twigs/Steam distillation

Biochemical Class:

Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes, Alcohols

Fragrance:

Medicinal, sharp, herby

Perfume Note:

Top

Characteristics:

Clean, stimulating

Properties:

Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, diaphoretic, expectorant, fungicidal, immuno-stimulant, parasiticide, wound healing

Indications/Uses

Cardio-Vascular:

Sluggish circulation (capillaries/cerebral), hemorrhoids, varicosities

Digestive:

Mouth ulcers, thrush, gingivitis, dental abscesses, pyorrhea, sore throat

Endocrine:

Genito-Urinary:

Vaginitis, cystitis, genital and reproductive system infections

Immune:

Weakened immune system, colds, flu, fevers, staph/strep infections, childhood diseases

Integumentary:

Acne, abscesses, athlete?s foot, herpes, dandruff related to fungus, oily skin, rashes, warts, dirty wounds, impetigo, ringworm

Muscular-Skeletal:

Nervous:

Low energy, exhaustion

Respiratory:

Purulent bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, whooping cough, tonsillitis, ear/nose/throat infections

Emotional:

Chakra:

Usage Notes

Method of Use:

Inhalation, massage, compress, bath, sitz baths, gargles, mouth washes

Cautions:

Can irritate sensitive skin