Holistic Aromatherapy

 Essential Oils ~ Materica Aromatica

GERMAN CHAMOMILE  

April 26, 2020

German Chamomile-Matricaria chamomile

Family: Compositae

Origin: Germany, France

Plant Description: Green stringy stem with white flowers, yellow center and sweet fruity aroma

Parts: Flowers

Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Chemical Constituents: Anthemis nobilis, Angelic, Methacrylic, Tiglic (Acid,) Azuline (Sesquinterpene,) Matricaria chamomilla, Cuminic (Aldehyde)

Precautions: Pregnancy

Properties: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiallergenic, antidepressant, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, sedative, tonic, anticancer

Uses, all body systems that benefit:

-Circulatory System- blood thinning properties, vasoconstrictor

-Muscular/Skeletal/Joints- eases muscle spasms

-Digestive System- reduces pepsin secretion

-Immune System- antiallergenic, anticancer-inhibitory effects of cancer cells

-Nervous System- calming

-Reproductive System- regulates menses, PMS

-Respiratory System- eases allergic response to respiratory system

-Urinary System- soothing for urinary stones

-Skin Care- psoriasis, eczema, tissue rejuvenator, dermatitis, soothing for dry itchy skin, good cleanser

-Emotional/Mental- tonic, anti-anxiety

Tales:

Calming effect on the mind, great for treating any type of inflammation, wonderful for calming allergies. A blue oil because of the high level of azulene, very cooling, soothing and very anti-inflammatory


PATCHOULI 

April 19, 2020

Patchouli- Pogostemon cablin

Family: Labiatae

Origin: India, Malaysia, Paraguay

Plant Description: Bushy plant, sturdy hairy stem, white/purple flower with a strong earthy, exotic musky sweet aroma. 

Parts: Young leaves, dried and fermented

Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Chemical Constituents: B-Patchoulene, A-Guaiene, Caryophyllene, A-Patchoulene, Seychellene, A-Bulnesene, Norpatchoulenol, Patchouli (Alcohol and Pogostol)

Precautions: Non Toxic. Some have a loss of appetite. Aroma may be too intense for some

Properties: antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, aicatrisant, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicide, insecticide, sedative

Uses, all body systems that benefit:

-Circulatory System- lowers blood pressure

-Muscular/Skeletal/Joints- eases tension of arthritis, anti-inflammatory

-Digestive System- eases diarrhea

-Immune System- immune booster, protects against wide range of infections

-Nervous System- balancing, grounding, eases hyper sensitive nerves

-Reproductive System- increase libido, eases heavy sweating/hot flashes, balances hormones

-Respiratory System- ease cough

-Urinary System- diuretic

-Skin Care- deodorant, increase tissue regeneration, cell growth, ease rough cracked skin, fungal infections, scalp dryness, fades scars and is an insecticide

-Emotional/Mental- eases stress, depression and is uplifting, balancing and grounding

Tales:

Hippie oil, 60’s “Flower Power” oil. Keeps gum line from receding.


HYSSOP 

April 12, 2020

Hyssop- Hyssopus officinalis

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Germany, France, Italy

Plant Description: Long slender purple/blue flowers with a warm, sweet aroma, attractive to bees.

Parts: Flowers, leaves, stem

Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Chemical Constituents: A-Pinene, Camphene, B-Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Pinocamphone, Isopinocamphene, Y-terpineol, 1,8-Cineole, Thujone.

Precautions: Contains pinocamphone, pregnancy, high blood pressure or epilepsy

Properties: anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, cardiac, digestive, emmenagogue, nervine, sedative, tonic

Uses, all body systems that benefit:

-Circulatory System- promotes circulation, eases symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, gout, raises low blood pressure

-Muscular/Skeletal/Joints- eases joint inflammation

-Digestive System- eases abdominal pain and pain in intestines, stimulates gastric juices, reduces formation of gas

-Immune System- detoxifier, diuretic, fights viral infections

-Nervous System- nervine, stimulates all body systems

-Reproductive System- eases painful menstruation, regulates menses, and balances mood swings

-Respiratory System- eases cough, looses phlegm

-Urinary System- increases urination, diuretic, healthy detox

-Skin Care- contracts tissue and blood vessels, prevents muscles and skin from sagging, aides in protecting skin from infections and healing to scars

-Emotional/Mental- relieve anxiety

Tales:

Pulverized powders made from Hyssop helps swelling and was used to treat cancerous growths. Eases grief by clearing the Spleen

CLOVE BUD​ 

April 5, 2020

Clove Bud- Syzygium aromaticum

Family: Myrtaceae

Origin: Indonesia

Plant Description: Strong, spicy aroma, pale yellow oil, evergreen tree, glossy green leaves, pink rosy buds

Parts: Flowering buds

Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

Chemical Constituents: eugenol, a phenol, sesquiterpene b, caryophyllene, ester, eugeny acetate, isoeugenol

Precautions: Possible skin and mucous membrane irritant, may inhibit blood clot, possible drug interaction, pregnancy, can cause embryo toxicity, not for use in bath

Properties: anti microbial, anti depressant, anti rheumatic, anti fungal, antiviral, analgesic, anti neuralgic, antispasmodic, anti parasite

Uses, all body systems that benefit:

-Circulatory System- stimulating, warming

-Muscular/Skeletal/Joints- analgesic, anti rheumatic, eases exhausted limbs, anti spasmodic

-Digestive System- carminative, anti nausea, eases cramping, soothing to digestion, anti spasmodic, appetite restorer

-Immune System- antiviral, great for colds/flus, antiseptic

-Nervous System- anti neuralgic, nerve tonic

-Reproductive System- non noted

-Respiratory System- eases bronchitis, antispasmodic

-Urinary System- none noted

-Skin Care- antifungal, antiviral, anti parasite

-Emotional/Mental- invigorating, stimulating to the brain and mental state

Tales:

Eases emotional scaring, brings a sense of peace, used during epidemic plagues.

A HOLISTIC SYNERGY

April 4, 2020

True Aromatherapy is an art that can add balance and healing to those who seek it.  

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