Essential Oils

Essential Oils
This is a beginning list of some oils. We will be adding more oils and providing ways to search them.

BASIL (ocimum basilicum) has been found to be beneficial for alleviating mental fatigue, spasms, rhinitis, and as a first aid treatment for wasp stings and snake bites. It may also help when there is a loss of smell due to chronic nasal catarrh.

BERGAMOT (citrus aurantium bergamia) has been used in the Middle East fir hundreds of years for acne, boils, cold sores, eczema, insect bites, insect repellent, oily complexion, psoriasis, scabies, spot varicose veins, ulcers, wounds, sore throat, thrush, infectious disease and depression. It is known to have about 300 chemical constituents and has a refreshing, uplifting quality.

BIRCH (betula alleghaniensis) has a cortison-like action and is beneficial for bone, muscle and joint discomfort. It has been helpful in decreasing pain from arthritis, tendonitis and rheumatism.

CEDARWOOD (cedrus atlantica) historically is recognized for its purifying properties and is used in avoiding hair loss, dandruff, acne, psoriais, arthritis, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, cystitis and nervous tension.

CHAMOMILE, ROMAN (chamaemelum nobile) may help with restless legs, insomnia, muscle tension, cuts, scrapes, bruises and is anti-infectious. It is used extensively in Europe for the skin.

CINNAMON BARK (cinnamomum verum) has been produces in Sri-Lanka for over 2,000 years. It is used in the Middle East and Orient for fighting viruses and infectious disease. Dr. J.C. Lapraz found that viruses could not live in the presence of cinnamon oil. Because of its high phenol content, it is best diluted before being applied on the skin.

CISTUS (cistus ladaniferus) is high in phenols which support and strengthen the autoimmune and immune systems.

CLARY SAGE (salvia sclarea) is beneficial in regulating cells and balancing hormones. It helps with circulatory problems and hemorrhoids.

CLOVE (eugenia caryophyllus) is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiseptic. It is used in European hospitals for dental infections, viral hepatitis, bacterial colitis, cholera, amoebic dysentery, infectious acne, nervites, cystites, sinusitis, bronchitis, flu, tuberculosis, hypertension, thyroid dysfunction and fatigue.

CORIANDER (coriandrum sativum) oil, as shown in research from Cairo University, lowers glucose levels by normalizing insulin levels and supporting pancreas function. It also has anti-inflammatory and sedative properties.

CYPRESS (cupressus sempervirens) is beneficial for decongesting the circulatory and lymphatic systems and may help with edema, cellulite, varicous veins and water retention. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial and antimicrobial.

DAVANA (artemisa pallens) is anti-infectious, soothing to rough, dry and chapped skin, and stimulating to the endocrine system, perhaps improving hormonal balance.DILL (anethum graveolens) oil has been proven through research at Cairo University to help lower glucose levels by normalizing insulin levels and supporting pancreas function. In European hospitals it is also used for bronchial catarrh and liver deficiencies.

EUCALYPTUS (eucalyptus globulus) is a powerful herb when dealing with viruses of the respiratory system. It is anticatarrhal, expectorant, mucolytic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiseptic.

FENNEL (foeniculum vulgare) is antispasmodic, antiseptic and stimulating to the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. With its hormone-like activity, it may help facilitate delivery and increase the production of milk.

FIR (abies alba) has traditionally been used to help support the body and reduce symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis, colds, flu and fevers. It has been found to be beneficial in fighting airborne germs and bacteria. It is antiseptic, anticatarrhal, antiarthritic and stimulating.

FRANKINCENSE (boswellia carterii) is considered the holy oil in the Middle East and was used religiously for thousands of years. It was well known for its healing powers during the time of Christ. It is now being researched and used therapeutically in European hospitals. It is anticatarrhal, prevents scarring, antitumoral, immune-stimulating and antidepressant. It is stimulating and elevating to the mind and helps in overcoming depression.

GALBANUM (ferula gummose), a favorite oil of Moses, written about in the book of Exodus, was used for both, medicinal and spiritual purposes. It is recognized for its antiviral properties and overall body strength and supporting properties. When combines with other oils, such as frankincense or sandalwood, the frequency increases dramatically

GERANIUM (pelargonium graveolens) has been used for centuries for skin care. Its strength lies in the ability to regenerate tissue and nerves and to assist in balancing hormonal problems. It is excellent for the skin of expectant mothers, and its aromatic influence helps release negative memories.

GINGER (zingiber officinale) has been used in the East for thousands of years for relief from arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, muscular aches and pains, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sore throats, diarrhea, colic, cramps, indigestion, loss of appetite, motion sickness, fever, flu, chills and infectious disease.

HELICHRYSUM (helicrysum italicum) has been found by European researchers to generate tissue, reduce tissue pain and help to improve skin conditions and circulatory function. It is anticoagulant, prevents phlebitis, helps regulate cholesterol, stimulates liver cell function, is anticatarrhal, mucolytic, expectorant, antispasmodic, and reduces scarring and discoloration.

HYSSOP (hyssopus officinalis) was used by Moses because of its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. It opens the respiratory system and discharges toxins and mucous. It is anticatarrhal, mucolytic, decongestant, antiasthmatic, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory of the pulmonary system, regulates lipid metabolism and prevents scarring.

JASMINE (jasminum officinale) is beneficial for the skin reducing problems such as dry, greasy, irritated or sensitive skin, muscle spasm, sprains, catarrh, coughs, hoarseness, laryngitis, uterine disorder, labor pains, frigidity, depression and nervous exhaustion.

JUNIPER BERRY (juniperus communis) may work as a detoxifier and cleanser, reducing dermatitis, eczema and acne. It has also been used to promote better nerve and kidney function.LAURUS

NOBILIS – Fungicidal, antiseptic. Laurus Nobilis: LAVENDER (lavendula officinalis) is known as the universal oil which may be beneficial for skin conditions such as burns, rashes and psoriasis, and may also help with insomnia. It is antispasmodic, sedative, hypotensive, calming, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-infectious, cardiotonic, anticoagulant, prevents scarring and releaves headaches and PMS symptoms.

LEMON (citrus limon) has been found to promote leukocyte formation, dissolve cellulite, increase lymphatic function and promote a sense of well-being. It is also beneficial for the skin, serves in the purification of air and water and works well in removing gum, oil and grease spots. LEMONGRASS (cymbopogon flexuosus) works well for purification. It may be beneficial for the digestive system and has been reported to help regenerate connective tissue. It is a vasodilator, anti-inflammatory, sedative and supportive to the digestion system.

MARJORAM (origanum majorana) is calming to the respiratory system and assists in relieving spasms and migraine headaches. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiseptic, soothing to the nerves and may work as a diuretic. MELALEUCA (melaleuca alternifolia) is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, immune-stimulating, decongestant, neurotonic and analgesic.

MOUNTAIN SAVORY (satureja montana) is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic, immune-stimulating and a general tonic for the body.

MYRRH (commiphora molmol) is anti-infectious and supportive to the immune system. The Arabian people found it to be beneficial for skin conditions such as athletes foot, chapped and cracked skin, eczema, ringworm, wounds and wrinkles. It was used to help with asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, gingivitis (gum infection), mouth ulcers and sore throat. It may also help alleviate diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, hemorrhoids, decongests the prostate and normalizes hypertrophic problems.

MYRTLE (myrtus communis) may normalize hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and ovaries as well as balance the hypothyroid according to Dr. Penoel. Research has shown it to help the respiratory system with chronic coughs and tuberculosis, is suitable to use for coughs and chest complaints with children and may help the immune function in fighting colds, flu and infectious disease.

NUTMEG (myristica fragrans) has adrenal cortex-like activity which helps support the adrenal glands for increased energy. Historically, it has been known to benefit circulation, muscles, joints, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, flatulence, indigestion, sluggish digestion, nausea and helps fight bacterial infection. It also helps to support the nervous system to overcome frigidity, impotence, neuralgia and nervous fatigue.

ORANGE (citrus aurantium) brings peace and happiness to the mind and body. It has been recognized to help a dull, oily complexion, mouth ulcers, obesity, fluid retention, colds, flu, constipation and dyspepsia.OREGANO (origanum compactum) has powerful anitviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic properties and may aid in the ability to balance metabolism and strengthen the vital centers of the body.

PATCHOULI (popostemon cablin) is very beneficial for the skin and may help prevent wrinkles or chapped skin. It is a general tonic and stimulant and helps the digestive system. It is also anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antiseptic, tissue regenerating, works as a decongestant and helps relieve itching from hives.

PEPPER, Black (piper nigrum) oil stimulates the endocrine system and helps increase energy. It is anti-inflammatory, anticatarrhal, expectorant, supportive to the digestive glands and traditionally used for rheumatoid arthritis. It also increases cellular oxygenation.

PEPPERMINT (mentha piperita) oil is reported by Dr. Penoel to help reduce fevers, candida, nausea, vomiting and aid in respiratory function. It may be used in water for flavoring and helps in cooling the body during hot summer days.

PETITGRAIN (citrus aurantium) is antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious and reestablishes nerve equilibrium.

RAVENSARA is referred to by the people of Madagascar as “the oil that heals” because of its antiseptic activity and aid in respiratory problems. It is anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, expectorant and supporting to the nerves. It has shown to help with rhinopharyngitis, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, viral hepatitis, cholera, herpes, infectious mononucleosis, insomnia and muscle fatigue.

ROSE, Turkish rosa damascena) has the highest frequency of 320 Hertz. Its beautiful fragrance is almost intoxicating and aphrodisiac-like. It enhances the frequency of every cell, bringing balance and harmony to the body. It is antihemorrhaging, anti-infectious and prevents scarring. Dr. Penoel states that it may help with chronic bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, sexual disability, frigidity, impotence, skin disease, wounds, ulcers, sprains, wrinkles, thrush and gingivitis. It is stimulating and elevating to the mind, creating a sense of well-being.

ROSEMARY (rosmarinus officinalis) may be beneficial for skin conditions and dandruff and may help fight candida and support the immune system. It is anti-catarrhal, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, balances the endocrine system, is an expectorant and helps overcome mental fatigue.

ROSEWOOD (aniba rosaeodora) is soothing, creates skin elasticity and helps the skin to rid itself of irritations and problems such as candida. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiparasitic. Our research at Weber State University in October of 1995 has shown this oil to have the highest inhibition rate of all the oils tested against gram positive and gram negative bacterial growth.SAGE (salvia officinalis) has been used in Europe for skin conditions such as eczema, acne, dandruff and hair loss. It has been recognized for its benefits of strengthening the vital centers, metabolism and aiding in menopause. It may help in relieving depression and mental fatigue.

SANDALWOOD (santalum album) is similar to frankincense oil in its support of the lymphatic system, nervous and cardiovascular system and relieves the symptoms of sciatica and lumbago. Traditionally, it was used for skin regeneration, yoga, meditation and has been found to help remove negative programming from the cells and increases oxygen around the pituitary and pineal glands.

SPIKENARD – This oil was prized as a medicinal herb and skin tonic in the Middle East during the time of Christ. It is anti-inflammatory and antifungal.

SPEARMINT (mentha spicata) oil may aid the respiratory, nervous and glandular system. It is antispasmodic, anti-infectious, antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory. Its hormone-like activity may help open and release emotional blocks and bring about a feeling of balance. It has been used to increase metabolism to burn fat. SPRUCE (picea mariana) oil may aid the respiratory, nervous and glandular system. Its aromatic influences help to open and release emotional blocks bringing about a feeling of balance.

TANGERINE (citrus tangerina) is calming, sedating, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant and helps with anxiety, dizziness and nervousness.

TARRAGON (artemisia dracunculus) has been used in Europe to reduce anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, intestinal spasms, nervous digestion, sluggish digestion and genital urinary tract infection. It may also help reduce premenstrual discomfort and pain with nerves and sciatica. It is neuromuscular, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial and prevents fermentation.

THYME (thymus vulgaris) may be beneficial in supporting immunological functions and overcoming fatigue and physical weakness after illness. It is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and works as an uterotonic, neurotonic and cardiotonic.

WHITE LOTUS (as available) (nymphaea lotus) was revered as one of the most exotic and treasured flowers in ancient Egypt. It provided the foundation of medicine as it contained anticancerous properties and helped prevent diabetes. Science has done little research on this plant or oil, so there is much yet to learn; but the fragrance is very intoxicating and uplifting to the emotions.

WILD TANSY (tanacetum vulgare) has been shown to be very supportive of the immune system. It encourages an uplifting feeling, a positive attitude and a general feeling of well-being. It is antiviral, anti-infectious, antibacterial, fights colds, flu and infections. According to E. Joseph Montagna’s P.D.R. on herbal formulas, wild Idaho tansy may help with weak veins, promote suppressed menstruation, improve weaknesses of the kidneys, tuberculosis, heart disorders, palpitations, sciatica, rheumatism, inflammation, sprains, bruises, freckles, sunburn, toothache, inflamed eyes, colds, flu, gout, dyspepsia jaundice, stomach sickness, diarrhea, soothes the bowels and tones the entire system.

YLANG YLANG (cananga odorata) may be extremely effective in calming and bringing about a sense of relaxation. It is antispasmodic, balances equilibrium, helps with sexual disabilities and frigidity and has been used traditionally to balance heart function.

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