Therapeutic Of Essential Oils
A few of the naturally
occurring chemical constituents found in essential oils include:
Flavonoids, which increases blood flow and cellular oxygenation
Terpenes, which help detoxify the body, phenols, which are antibacterial
Ketones, which stimulate cell and tissue regeneration
Their unique molecular
structure gives essential oils the ability to penetrate cell walls to transport
oxygen, nutrients, and the above mentioned chemical constituents, and so much
more. Chemical additives fracture the molecular structure of essential oils,
altering their chemical constituents, thus destroying their therapeutic
properties. One of the causes of disease is the inability of nutrients to
penetrate the cell walls. By penetrating the cell walls, pure essential oils
transport nutrients and oxygen to the cells -- nourishing, cleansing,
detoxifying, increasing blood circulation, mobilizing the body's own
Essential Oil Definitions
Note: This is a beginning list of some oils
We will be
adding more oils and providing ways to search them.
is Ylang Ylang.
(ocimum basilicum) has been found to be beneficial for
alleviating mental fatigue, spasms, arthritis, 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
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.
CEDAR WOOD: (cedrus atlantica) historically is recognized
for its purifying properties and is used in avoiding hair
loss dandruff, acne, psoriasis, 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. Because of its high
phenol content, it is best diluted before being applied on
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, anti-parasitic 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
CYPRESS: (cupressus sempervirens) is beneficial for
decongesting the circulatory and lymphatic systems and may
help with edema, cellulite, varicose veins and water
retention. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial and
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,
anti-catarrhal, anti-arthritic 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 anti-catarrhal, prevents scarring, anti-tumoral,
immune-stimulating and antidepressant. It is stimulating
and elevating to the mind and helps in overcoming
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
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
anti-catarrhal, 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 anti-catarrhal, mucolytic, decongestant,
anti-spasmatic, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic,
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
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,
cardio tonic, anti-coagulant, prevents scarring and
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
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
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 antiviral,
antibacterial, antifungal and anti-parasitic 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,
anti-catarrhal, 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
PETIT GRAIN: (citrus aurantium) is antispasmodic,
anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious and reestablishes nerve
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
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 anti-hemorrhaging, 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
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
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 anti-parasitic. Our research
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
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, anti-parasitic 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
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 cardio tonic.
WHITE LOTUS: (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
anti-cancerous 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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