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Properties of Essential Oils

Therapeutic Quality

The properties listed for each oil are not necessarily inclusive of all properties.

Angelica:  dull skin, exhaustion, gout, psoriasis, toxin build-up, water retention.

Basil:  antiseptic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, may stimulate hair growth, adrenal stimulant, calming, improves mental fatigue.

Bay Laurel:  analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, diuretic, antibacterial, digestive, stomachic.

Bergamot :  antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic.

Birch:  analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic.

Black Pepper:  anticatarrhal, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, analgesic, good for blood circulation.

Celery:  antioxidative, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, diuretic, nervine, sedative.

Chamomile, German:  anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-allergenic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, digestive, fungicidal, nerve sedative.

Chamomile, Roman:  antispasmodic, respiratory distress, analgesic, antiseptic, digestive, nerve sedative.

Clary Sage:  anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, deodorant, nervine, sedative, tonic, helps balance hormones.

Cedar, Atlas: antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, sedative insecticide, tonic, good for respiratory issues, grounding, anxiety, catarrh, hair loss.

Clove Bud:  antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, stimulating, antirheumatic, analgesic, stimulates immune system.

Cypress:  antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, restorative, anti-infectious.

Eucalyptus:  analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, decongestant, diuretic, expectorant, antiviral, increases circulation, antifungal, antibacterial.

Fennel:  digestive, anti-nausea, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, good for bruises.

Frankincense:  antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, immune stimulant, calming, elevating to mind, slows and deepens breathing.

Geranium:  antifungal, analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, antibacterial, uplifting and balances emotions.

Ginger : analgesic, antidepressant, expectorant, stimulant.

Grapefruit:  antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, stimulant, tonic.

Helichrysum:  antispasmodic, expectorant, anticoagulant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, tissue regeneration, helps with addiction issues.

Juniper:  antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, anti-toxic, antiarthritic, circulatory stimulant.

Lavender: analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, decongestant, deodorant, restorative, sedative, relieves nervous tension and irritability.

Lemon:  antiseptic, astringent, antiviral, stimulant.

Marjoram: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, helps mental exhaustion, sedative.

Melissa:  antidepressant, antihistaminic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, insect repellent, nervine, sedative, stomachic, tonic.

Myrrh:  anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, revitalizing, sedative, heals mouth sores, good for respiratory, immune stimulant.

Neroli:  antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal.

Orange:  antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, detoxifying, sedative, tonic.

Oregano: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antiviral, bactericidal, fungicidal, stimulant, tonic.

Patchouli: antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, deodorant, nervine, good for skin, stress, and nervous exhaustion.

Peppermint:  analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, expectorant, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antifungal, digestive, invigorating.

Pine:  antiseptic, decongestant, disinfectant, expectorant, tonic.

Rose: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic.

Rosemary:  analgesic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, antispasmodic, decongestant, diuretic, restorative, stimulant, tonic, may stimulate hair growth.

Rosewood:  antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, tones skin.

Sandalwood:  antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, tonic, decongestant, insecticide, antifungal, calming, harmonizing, good for skin conditions, nerve pain.

Spearmint: antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, nervine, stimulant, tonic, good for fatigue, nervous strain, stress,.

Spruce:  anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, expectorant, immune system stimulant, antimicrobial, mentally invigorating, grounding, strengthen nervous system.

Tarragon:  antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, mental stimulant, immune system stimulant.

Tea Tree:  antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, expectorant, immune stimulant, antiparasitic, anti-infectious, decongestant.

Thyme:  antirheumatic, antimicrobial, antiseptic,aAntispasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, immune stimulant.

Ylang Ylang:  aphrodisiac, antidepressant, anti-infectious, antiseptic, euphoric, hormone regulator, sedative, tonic.


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