From Malaysia. It is one of the oldest known spices, being used in India over 4,000 years ago, The oil has a hot stimulating effect. It dilates local blood vessels making it very useful for aches and pains and as aid for digestion.
Sickness, stomach pain
One of the tallest trees in the world, the whole tree exudes an aromatic odour, imparting a healthy atmosphere to the regions where it is grown. Widely used as an inhalant and chest rub, it contains powerful antiseptic properties.
Colds- flu-like symptoms
Cystitis-temperature with respiratory tract
Sinusitis-headache and relief of sinusitis
Change of life
Eczema-skin sensitive to touch
Skin blotches/ dry/ normal
Too extrovert / introvert
Produced from the root by steam distillation. It should be used in small amounts at all times.
Probably the best known of the essential oils, It is a number one choice for the first aid kit at home.
Cystitis-pain on passing water
Eczema-skin cracked and weeping
-sensitive to touch
-burning and hot
Headache tension or migraine
Immune system stimulant
Joints-swollen and painful
Nerves-worry about the future
The oil has a powerful lemony smell. Often described as resembling lemon sherbet. It is obtained from a wild grass and cultivated mainly for the perfume industry.
Muscle aches and pains
Lack of interest
Overwork nervous exhaustion
A warm, cheering oil, Good for those suffering from lack of energy and depression.
Lack of energy
Widely used in Indian traditional medicine, patchouli has a musky, sweet fragrance which is very persistent. Because of this is often used as a base for perfumes. It is useful for healing cracked skin and weeping sores.
Peppermint is used widely in confectionery and medicines. Best known as a remedy for digestive upsets. It makes a good substitute for aspirin. It is also effective against ringworm and scabies. Excellent too for tired feet.
Aches and pains
A penetrating and stimulating oil with many uses. A good oil for its stimulating effect on both mental and physical levels.
Dandruff with a dry scalp
Ligaments painful from overexertion
Shivering from cold
Monday morning feeling
The essential oil has a strong medicinal smell. It has many qualities, being antibacterial, anti-fungal and a powerful immune system stimulant.
Ylang ylang means flower of flowers. Its exotic fragrance is warming and helpful for instilling confidence.
Fear of people, failure
By Christine Westwood
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