- Essential Oils and Their Properties
Anise Essential Oil (Top)
Properties: Anise essential oil is an anti-epileptic, anti-hysteric, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, aperient (relieve constipation), carminative, cordial, decongestant, digestive, expectorant, insecticide, sedative, stimulant and vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms).
Health benefits: It treats rheumatism and arthritis, protect against septic, relax spasms, acts as a purgative, removes gas, warms the body, clears congestion and eases breathing, facilitates digestion, expels phlegm and catarrh, kills and repels insects, worms and lice and relieves nervous afflictions.
Basil Essential Oil (Top)
Properties: Basil essential oil is carminative, anti-spasmodic, analgesic (pain relief), antibacterial, and ophthalmic (eye).
Health benefits: It has long been used for skin care, indigestion, respiratory problems, infections, stress disorders, blood circulation issues, pain and vomiting.
Bay Essential Oil (Middle)
Properties: Bay essential oil is an antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-neuralgic (pain in the distribution of nerves), anti-spasmodic, analgesic (pain relief), astringent, cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile), emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), febrifuge (reduce fever), insecticide, sedative, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion), sudorific (induces sweating) and tonic.
Health benefits: It protects against septic, inhibits microbial growth, relieves neuralgia pain, relaxes spasms, provides pain relief, increases appetite, tightens gums & muscles and helps stop hair loss. Other applications have been for the treatment of haemorrhage, promotion of bile secretion, relief of obstructed menstruation, and reduction of fever. The essential oil also kills and repels insects, sedates inflammations and nervous afflictions, and is good for the stomach, while increasing perspiration and the elimination of excess toxins in the body.
Benzoin Essential Oil (Base)
Properties: Benzoin essential oil is an antidepressant, carminative, cordial, deodorant, disinfectant, relaxant, diuretic, expectorant, antiseptic, vulnerary (wound healing), astringent, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and sedative.
Health benefits: It uplifts moods and fights depression, eliminates gas build-up, warms the respiratory system, reduces body odour, cures infections, relaxes, promotes urination and the subsequent removal of body toxins, strengthens gums and stops haemorrhaging, cures inflammation, improves circulation, cures arthritis, calms anxiety and relieves tension.
Bergamot Essential Oil (Top)
Properties: Bergamot essential oil is a deodorant, vulnerary (wound healing), vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms), antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, sedative, analgesic (pain relief), antidepressant, disinfectant, febrifuge (reduce fever), cicatrisant (skin healing) and digestive in nature.
Health benefits: It removes body odour, relieves spasms, suppresses pain, improves mood and fights depression, heals cuts and scars and promotes efficient digestion.
Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.
Why don’t people know about this?
They sound like miracle drugs…only they are NOT drugs!
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how is kitty?
I think people either get EO’s or they don’t if you know what I mean. They truly are phenomenal natural healers and I wish I started learning more about them a long time ago.
Aww, our sweet little girl is still fighting – she has had 3 visits to the vet already and had so many injections – poor little thing and is going back on Tuesday for another check-up. We have seen a slight improvement in her which is amazing! We need to get her eating on her own before we can stop watching her 24/7 as she is so weak at the moment, if she goes outside and gets tired, might not make it back home. Thank you for your love and care dear friend. Extra sad today as I have dropped Pete back at the airport. 😦 xoxoxo
Benzoin essential oil is new to me…but if it helps heal wound, then I should get some because when my cats fight, I am the one who get scratched..usually I use camomile blossom cream.
Hi Angie, you can also use lavender oil for the scratches from your cat as well as frankincense. Majority of EO’s have a antibacterial element which is great. Have a super weekend. 🙂 xo
Love Bergamot…very uplifting!
Yes, me too! I have just used some in a beard oil for my Pete. Have a glorious weekend dear friend. 🙂 xo
As an aromatologist in my other life might I suggest you include the disclaimer in each post. I have had clients who have had allergic reactions to basil essential oil as they’ve not diluted it sufficiently.
Thought about it but never got as far as action’ing it. Thanks Tandy. xo
Another great article. These oils are awesome
Thanks Leros. Have a super day. 🙂