Essential Oils 101 – Niaouli – Parsley


  • Niaouli
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange
  • Oregano
  • Palmarosa
  • Parsley

Niaouli Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Niaouli essential oil is an analgesic (pain relief), antirheumatic (slow rheumatoid arthritis down), antiseptic, bactericidal (kills bacteria), cicatrisant (skin healing), decongestant, expectorant, febrifuge (reduce fever), insecticide, stimulant, vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms) and a vulnerary (wound healing).

Health benefits: It is used for pain relief, treatment of rheumatism and arthritis, protects against wounds becoming septic, inhibits bacterial growth, boosts health, clears up scars and spots, decreases congestion, eases breathing, expels phlegm and catarrh, reduces fever, kills and repels insects, stimulates functions and kills worms.

Nutmeg Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Nutmeg essential oil is an analgesic (pain relief), antiemetic (preventing vomiting), antioxidant, antirheumatic (slow rheumatoid arthritis down), antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-parasitic, aphrodisiac, cardiac, vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms), laxative, prostaglandin inhibitor, stimulant and a tonic.

Health benefits: It relieves pain, stops vomiting, counters premature aging, treats rheumatism and arthritis, protects wounds from developing sepsis, reduces spasms, kills parasites and worms, enhances libido, improves heart health, clears bowels and stops prostate enlargement.

Orange Essential Oil (Top)

Properties: Orange essential oil is an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and a cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile).

Health benefits: It soothes inflammation, fights depression and uplifts mood, protects against sepsis, enhances libido and as a cure for sexual dysfunction, relieves gas, increases urination and removes toxins, tones up general health of the immune system, reduces emotional and nervous disturbances, increases discharge and secretions from glands.

Oregano Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Oregano essential oil is an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow) and an anti-allergenic.

Health benefits: It inhibits viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, heals damage done by oxidation, soothes inflammations, promotes digestion, opens up obstructed menstruation and helps cure allergies.

Palmarosa Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Palmarosa essential oil is used as an antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, cytophylactic (protects cells), digestive, febrifuge (reduce fever) and a hydration balm.

Health benefits: It protects against sepsis, inhibits viral and bacterial growth, promotes growth and regeneration of cells, facilitates digestion and reduces fever.

Parsley Essential Oil (Middle)

Properties: Parsley essential oil is antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth), antirheumatic (slow rheumatoid arthritis down), antiarthritic (relieves arthritis symptoms), antiseptic, astringent, carminative, circulatory, detoxifier, digestive, diuretic, depurative (purifying and detoxifying), emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow, febrifuge (reduce fever), hypotensive (lowering the blood pressure), laxative, stimulant, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion) and uterine.

Health benefits: It inhibits microbial growth, treats rheumatism and arthritis, protects against sepsis, tightens gums and muscles, stops hair loss, reduces chances of haemorrhaging, removes gases, improves circulation of blood and lymph, removes toxins, facilitates digestion, increases urination and subsequent removal of toxins, purifies blood, reduces obstructed menstruation, soothes fever, reduces blood pressure, clears the bowels, stimulates functions and restores uterine health.



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.


Angled Potted Herbs

Remember a while back we all got the awesome idea from my clever friend Des to stack pots in our gardens.  Well I just couldn’t wait for Spring so scrummaged through our spider infested shed (I was so brave all on my own – John, I know you will appreciate this fact) and found a few pots – all a bit battered but still very functional and some steel poles (hope Pete doesn’t need them for something) and set to work in my little cordoned off herb garden which I have spoken about before.  Once I saw what Des did in her garden, I was sold and changed my entire idea to follow in her foot steps.  Thanks again Des!

Potted herbs

Winter isn’t the best time for herbs but I have persevered  and at least have some spinach, lettuce (not herbs I know), oregano, rocket, thyme, parsley – moss curled and flat leaf, spring onions, dill, garlic chives and birds eye chillies.

I could supply all foodies bloggers with bay leaves from our bay tree which you can see sticking out behind the centre row of pots – it is trying to do a Jack and the Bean Stalk number and keeps getting taller and taller.  I am continually hacking away at it to keep it from taking over the herb garden.

Now I cannot wait to fill in the open spots with a few more pots and plant basil, coriander, sorrel, sage and rosemary.

Out of view in the photo are two free standing ceramic pots on either side of the herb garden.  The one pot has mint in it and the other has baby tomatoes.  There is one more ceramic bowl type pot which currently has a peppadew plant in it – I want to add some strawberries when they are in season too.

Bring on Spring! 😀