ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILES

ESSENTIAL OIL THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES DATABASE

Compiled by Deonne Wright

ANGELICA (Angelica archangelica)
Therapeutic Properties:

Antispasmodic, diuretic, expectorant (bronchitis, coughs), regulates menstruation, neurotonic–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (fatigue, migraine, nervous tension, anxiety and stress-related disorders), stimulant, bactericidal (pneumonia, pleurisy), fungicidal, digestive aid (loss of appetite, gas discomfort, indigestion), sedative, improves circulation, detoxifying, reduces fever during illness, helpful for psoriasis, improves joint mobility (arthritis, gout, rheumatism).

BASIL (Ocimum basilicum) Labiatae
Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic (migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, gout), expels threadworms, antibacterial (cystitis), anti-inflammatory (wasp stings), digestive aid (flatulence, sluggish digestion), uterine/prostate decongestant, antidepressant, antispasmodic (gastric spasm – colitis/hiccups– and muscle cramp), cardiotonic—increasing the efficiency of the heart muscle contractions (arrhythmia, tachycardia, arteriosclerosis), stimulant, expectorant, anti-pyretic, neurotonic–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (mental strain, vertigo, depression, anxiety, epilepsy), antiemetic, insecticidal (housefly, mosquito), vasoconstrictor (low blood pressure), emmenagogue—inducing or assisting menstruation, adrenal stimulant, decreases uric acid in the blood (gout).

BAY LAUREL (Laurus nobilis)  AVOID DURING PREGNANCY
Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic (muscular aches & pains, arthritis), antiseptic, bactericidal (mouth ulcers, tonsillitis), antiviral (colds, flu, viral infections), immune-stimulating, diuretic, regulates menstruation, fungicidal, reduces blood pressure, sedative, digestive aid (dyspepsia, loss of appetite, flatulence).  Aids the respiratory system when inhaled.

BERGAMOT (Citrus bergamia) PHOTOSENSITIVE avoid sun up to 12 hours after application to the skin
Therapeutic Properties:
Antibacterial, anti-infectious (wounds), antiseptic (gas, intestinal, colic, mouth/throat gargles), antispasmodic (colic, indigestion), antiviral (herpes simplex I, cystitis), calming (insomnia), aids in healing burns, sedative, aids return of appetite, tonic (digestive, Central Nervous System), helps psoriasis, antidepressant, decreases fever, antiparasitic, diuretic, anxiety.

BOIS DE ROSE/ROSEWOOD (Aniba roseodora)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antifungal (candida), astringent, anti-infectious (respiratory), antiparasitic, antiviral (colds), bactericidal, promotes wound healing, stimulant general tonic, antidepressant, helps nervous headache and nervous depression, anticonvulsant, aphrodisiac, cellular stimulant, immunostimulant, tissue regenerator, antiseptic (skin), stimulating (general and sexual debility, overwork).

CARDOMOM (Elettaria cardamomum)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive aid (anorexia, colic, cramp, dyspepsia, flatulence, griping pains, bad breath, heartburn, indigestion, vomiting), diuretic, stimulating, nerve tonic (mental fatigue, nervous strain, dementia), anti-infectious, relieves neuro-muscular pain (sciatica), expectorant (respiratory system–inhaled).

CARROT SEED (Daucus carota)
Therapeutic Properties:
Destroys or dispels worms, antiseptic, settles the digestive system, relieves intestinal gas, helps detoxify impurities in the blood and body organs, diuretic, induces or assists menstruation, promotes liver function, stimulant, tonic, vasodilatory (decreases blood pressure), smooth muscle relaxant.  Uses: dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, mature complexions and wrinkles; arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism; anemia, anorexia, colic, indigestion, liver congestion; menstrual and glandular problems.

CEDARWOOD–ATLANTIC (Cedrus atlantica) USE CAUTIOUSLY WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE/NOT FOR USE ON BABIES OR DURING PREGNANCY
Therapeutic Properties:
Antibacterial, antiseptic (skin and scalp problems, GU), arterial regenerator (arteriosclerosis), lipolytic (cellulite), lymph tonic, diuretic, breaks up mucous, preferred for hair loss, anti-arthritic, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (anxiety), aphrodisiac, fungicidal, sedative, circulatory stimulant, tonic, promotes wound healing, astringent, insecticide.

CHAMOMILE  ROMAN (Anthemis nobilis) Asteraceae
Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-inflammatory (gout, neuritis, skin, gums), analgesic, anti-neuralgic, antiparasitic, antispasmodic (headache, infantile diarrhea), anticonvulsive, anti-allergic, diuretic, emmenagogue—inducing or assisting menstruation, reduces fever, calmative, sedative, antidepressant, aids digestion (gas, colic), stimulant, aids wound healing, soothes tired eyes, anti-anemic, antiseptic, antibiotic, immunostimulant, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (anxiety), assists gallbladder function, general tonic, antipyretic, acts directly on the limbic system.

CHAMOMILE, BLUE/GERMAN (Matricaria chamomilla) Astereceae=Composite
Therapeutic Properties:
Antiallergenic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory (gastritis, eczema, skin), aids healing of infected wound , good for scar tissue, decongestant (dysmenorrhea), antiemetic, hormone-like (PMS, amnnorrhea), analgesic, Bactericidal, relieves intestinal gas, sedative (nerve), antiparasitic, antipyretic, calmative, aids liver function, antispasmodic (gastric), digestive tonic (gastric & duodenal ulcers, indigestion, nausea, morning sickness during pregnancy).  Inhibits mast cell production, preventing histamine release.

CLARY SAGE (Salvia sclarea)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antispasmodic, anti-convulsive, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, deodorant, estrogen-like, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (anxiety)—uplifting, calmative, induces or regularizes menstruation, nerve tonic, anti-depressant, decreases blood pressure, hypotensive, sedative, anti-inflammatory. Should not be used with history of estrogen-seeking cancer and with caution during pregnancy.

CLOVE (Syzygium aromaticum)
Therapeutic Properties:
Destroys or expels worms, antibiotic, anti-emetic (reduces nausea), antihistaminic, antineuralgic, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, antiviral (colds, flu, minor infections), aphrodisiac, digestive aide (colic, dyspepsia), prevents and kills larva, expectorant, spasmolytic, stimulant, expels and kills worms, insect repellent (mosquito), analgesic (toothache, arthritis, rheumatism, sprains).

CORIANDER (Coriandrum sativum)
Therapeutic Properties:
Sedative, anti-spasmodic (digestive, uterine), eases abdominal bloating and pain, stimulating (cardiac, circulatory, nervous system), general tonic, cleanser, detoxifier, analgesic (osteoarthritis, rheumatic pain, migraines, gout), antibacterial, anti-infectious (cystitis, influenza), euphoric (sadness), larvicidal, neurotonic–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (anorexia, debility, general fatigue, mental fatigue), stomachic (indigestion, sluggish digestion), fungicidal, revitalizing, relieves stress, anxiety and insomnia.

CYPRESS (Cupressus simpervirens)  DO NOT USE IF HISTORY OF PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY OR “LAZY BOWEL”
Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-bacterial, anti-infectious (respiratory), anti-spasmodic, reduces coughing (bronchial coughs), astringent (broken capillaries), calmative (sympathetic nervous system), deodorant (feet), diuretic (rheumatic edema), nerve tonic (debility), vasoconstrictor (improves circulation—edema, hemorrhoids), ovarian hormone homologue, promotes healing of wounds, lymphatic system stimulant, intestinal tonic, reduces fever, insecticide, sedative, decongestant (pulmonary).

EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (Eucalyptus globulis)  NOT FOR USE ON CHILDREN UNDER 2 YRS. FOR CHILDREN USE: Eucalyptus radiata
Therapeutic Properties:
Antibacterial, antifungal (candida), anti-infectious (especially respiratory tract–pneumonia), anti-inflammatory (laryngitis), antiseptic, antiviral (colds), reduces nasal inflammation and secretions, decongestant, cools fevers, soothes coughs, antiparasitic, stimulant, hypoglycemic, antispasmodic, deodorant, reduces fever, antineuralgic, antibacterial.

FENNEL SWEET (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce) Apiaceae
Therapeutic Properties:
Diuretic, expectorant, antidote for poisonous mushrooms, appetite stimulant, analgesic (backache, gout, dysmenorrhea), antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory (cystitis, gout), antiseptic (UTI), antispasmodic (gastric enteritis), cardiotonic—increasing the efficiency of the heart muscle contractions (heart palpitations), bronchodilator, relieves flatulence, circulatory stimulant, regulates menstruation, lactogenic—increasing milk production, hormone-like, laxative, litholytic (kidney stones), estrogen-like, respiratory tonic (decreases rapid breathing), helpful during child birth, antiemetic.

FRANKINCENSE (Boswellia carterii)
Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic (rheumatism, sports injuries), reduces respiratory inflammation and secretions (asthma, bronchitis), antidepressant, anti-infectious (respiratory, cystitis), anti-inflammatory (rheumatism), antioxidant, promotes wound healing, energizing, expectorant, immunostimulant (increases White Blood Cell count), astringent, relieves digestive discomfort and flatulence, diuretic, sedative, regulates menstruation, antitumoral, uterine tonic, reduces anxiety.

GERANIUM (Pelargonium graveolens) AVOID LONG-TERM USE IF HISTORY OF ESTROGEN-DEPENDENT CANCER
Therapeutic Properties:
Insect repellent; supports the function of the adrenocorticoid glands, analgesic (facial neuralgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, peripheral neuropathy), antibacterial, pancreas stimulating, antifungal, anti-infectious (skin diseases, wounds), anti-inflammatory (colitis), antispasmodic (GI/GU), astringent (hemorrhoids, varicose veins, diarrhea, decongestant (breast), liver stimulant, hemostatic, relaxant, lymphatic tonic, anti-coagulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, diuretic, deodorant, insecticide, immune stimulant, anti-anxiety.

GINGER (Zingiber officinale)
Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic (angina, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains, strains), decreases mucous membrane inflammation and secretions, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, appetite stimulant, aphrodisiac, bactericidal (sinusitis, sore throat, earache, toothache, chronic bronchitis), immune system support (colds, flu, fever, infectious disease), digestive aid (diarrhea, constipation, sluggish digestion), colic, cramp, gas, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea, travel sickness), expectorant (chronic bronchitis), reduces fever during illness, laxative, stimulant, warming (chills), nervous system tonic (debility, nervous exhaustion, impotence), improves circulation, combats jet lag, anti-inflammatory.

GRAPEFRUIT (Citrus paradisi)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antiseptic (air), disinfectant when diffused, tonic, digestive aid, detoxifier, restorative, astringent, bactericidal, diuretic, stimulant (lymphatic, digestive), tonic, promotes hair growth, treats acne, anti-depressant.

HELICHRYSUM (Helichyrsum angustifolium)
Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-inflammatory, antiallergenic, promotes liver function, pain reliever, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system, antimicrobial, reduces coughing, antiseptic, astringent, stimulates gallbladder function, promotes wound healing, diuretic, kills fungus, expectorant.
HYSSOP (Hyssopus officinalis ct. decumbens)
Therapeutic Properties:
Astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, aids digestion, assists wound healing, digestive aid, diuretic, regulates menstruation, expectorant, reduces inflammation of the mucous membranes associated with an increase in the secretion of mucous, decongestant, combats fever, raises blood pressure, strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system, sedative, induces sweating, heart and circulation tonic, expels intestinal worms, anti-asthmatic, emmenogogue— inducing or assisting menstruation.

JASMINE (Jasminum officianale)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, mild analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, aids digestion, expectorant, facilitates breast milk production, sedative, aids childbirth, uterine tonic.

JUNIPER BERRY (Juniperus comminus)
Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic (joint pain), antiseptic (cystitis), diuretic (cellulite, edema), induces sleep, breaks up stones (bladder and kidney stones), digestive tonic (cirrhosis, appetite stimulant), reduces blood sugar levels (diabetes), aphrodisiac, expectorant, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (anxiety), tonic, astringent, antispasmodic, anti-infectious, circulatory stimulant.

LAVENDER  (Lavendula angustifolia)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory. Calmative, sedative, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (anxiety), anti-convulsive. Anti-infectious, antiviral, deodorant, analgesic, promotes healing; tonic, restorative, antidepressant, decongestant, sleep-inducing. Best known for its use in the treatment of burns. Inhibits mast cell production, preventing histamine release.

LEMON (Citrus limon) USE IN MODERATION ON SKIN—CAN CAUSE DENUDING IF OVERUSED. PHOTOSENSITIVE.
Therapeutic Properties:
Antibacterial, anticoagulant, antifungal (thrush), anti-infectious (respiratory), anti-inflammatory (boils, gout, insect bites), rheumatism, antiseptic (airborne), anti-spasmodic (diarrhea), antiviral (colds, herpes, warts), claming (headache, insomnia, nightmares), digestive aid (flatulence, antiemetic, swallowing air), diuretic, expectorant, immunostimulant (increases WBCs), breaks up stones (gallstones, urinary), pancreatic stimulant, antitumoral (deep), astringent, insecticide.

LEMONGRASS (Cymbopogon citratus, Cymbopogon flexuosus)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antibiotic, sedative (sleep), aids digestion, immunostimulant, antidepressant, tonic, antiseptic, calmative, anti-infectious, diuretic, antiparasitic, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system, deodorant, cools fevers, fungicidal, astringent, anti-viral (herpes zoster). Irritating to the skin, analgesic, insecticide, anti-inflammatory, parasiticide.

LIME (Citrus aurantofolia) PHOTOSENSITIVE
Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic (anti-rheumatic, kidney-stone), antiseptic (throat infections, bronchitis, acne, boils, mouth ulcers), bactericidal  (colds, flu, infections), antiviral (herpes), antipyretic, reduces fat (cellulite, obesity), improves circulation, anti-infectious (air), reduces deep tumors and warts, breaks up stones (kidney stones and associated pain), improves dyspepsia, calms nerves.

MAY CHANG (Litsea cubeba)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antiseptic (acne, dermatitis), deodorant (excessive perspiration, greasy skin), digestive aide (flatulence, indigestion), disinfectant (epidemics, sanitation), insecticidal, sedative, reduces high blood pressure, nervous tension, anxiety and stress-related conditions, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory.

MANDARIN (Citrus reticulata)
Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-epileptic, antifungal, antispasmodic (hiccups, stomach cramps, spasm), calming (insomnia, nervous tension, excitability, grief), aids digestion, laxative, dissolves cellulite, antiseptic, relieves flatulence, mild diuretic, sedative, tonic, stimulant (digestive and lymphatic), treats skin disorders, diuretic, anxiety.

MARJORAM, SWEET (Origanum majorana)
Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic (arthritis, rheumatism), antispasmodic (epilepsy, colic, respiratory or muscle spasm), digestive aid (intestinal gas, indigestion, gastric and duodenal ulcers, diarrhea, enteritis), expectorant (coughs, catarrh, bronchitis), hormone-like (hyperthyroidism), antiseptic, sedative, anaphrodisiac (decreases interest in sex), vasodilator (hypotensor, lowers blood pressure), cardiotonic (regulates rapid heart rate, palpitations, fainting), laxative, diuretic, aids menstruation (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, leucorrhea, PMS), nerve tonic (headache, migraine, debility, mental instability, anguish, agitation, nervous depression), antiviral (herpes).
Emotional Healing:
Encourages calm, balance, integrity, perseverance and sincerity.  Assists in the forgiveness process.  Can inspire joyfulness and contentment.
Spiritual Awareness:
Promotes peacefulness, stilling the mind so we can hear the voice of our Spirit.

MELISSA (Melissa officinalis) Labiatae
Therapeutic Properties:
Antidepressant, sedative (insomnia, calms CNS), digestive aid (indigestion, nausea, morning sickness), anti-anxiety, anti-hypertensive, calming (hysteria, palpitations, headache, vertigo, antipyretic, diuretic, antispasmodic (stomach & menstrual cramps), choleretic (regularizes bile and stomach secretions), good for soothing insect bites, vasodilator—good for angina.

MYRRH (Commiphora myrrha)
Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-inflammatory (wounds, mouth ulcers), reduces libido, antiseptic (urinary tract, mouth ulcers, wounds), antispasmodic, antiviral (hepatitis), astringent, tones heart muscle, relieves intestinal gas, hormone-like (hyperthyroidism), expectorant (bronchitis, laryngitis, influenza), sedative, antiparasitic, fungicidal, revitalizing, anti-infectious, uterine tonic.

NEROLI (Citrus aurantium var. amara)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, digestive aid, assists in wound healing, scar-reducing, prevents stretch marks, reduces thread veins, treats mature and sensitive skin, tones the complexion, reduces wrinkles, deodorant, digestive aid, reduces chronic diarrhea, calms colic, flatulence, spasm, nervous dyspepsia, fungicidal, hypnotic, (mild), stimulant (nervous), tonic (cardiac–palpitations, circulatory),  effective for anxiety, depression, nervous tension, pre-menstrual tension, shock, stress-related conditions.  Lowers blood pressure.  Effective for hemorrhoids and insufficient liver/pancreatic function.  Prevents parasitic infection, anti-tuberculosis; useful for insomnia.

NIAOULI (Melaleuca viridiflora) MQV (Melaleuca quinquinerva)
Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic (labor, muscular aches and pains, rheumatoid arthritis, burns), antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, expectorant, stimulant, antibacterial (acne, boils, sinusitis, sore throat, whooping cough, cystitis, urinary infection), immune system support (colds, fever, flu), improves circulation, healing (wounds, cuts, burns, insect bites, ulcers), useful for children (softer than tea tree), germicidal (skin cancer, skin fungal infections, chicken pox, cold sores, herpes, acne, roundworm, strep throat and dental abscesses), inhale for bronchitis.  Helps prevent radiation treatment burns when applied undiluted to area prior to sessions.  After sessions, apply a 50% solution of niaouli in either rose hip seed or hypericum infused oil.

NUTMEG (Myristica fragrans)
Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic (neuralgia, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches & pains), anti-emetic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative (flatulence), digestive (indigestion), emmenagogic, stimulant (nervous exhaustion), aphrodisiac.

ORANGE (Citrus sinensus) PHOTOSENSITIVE
Therapeutic Properties:
Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic (airborne), bactericidal (respiratory), immunostimulant, digestive aid (dyspepsia, constipation, spasm), diuretic, sedative (nervous tension), stimulant (digestive, lymphatic), general tonic, anti-coagulant, aids skin care (oily and dull complexion).

PALMAROSA (Cymbopogon martinii)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antiseptic, anti-infectious, bactericidal (acne, dermatitis & minor skin infections, sores), digestive aid (loss of appetite, intestinal infections), reduces fever during illness, stimulating (uterine, digestive, circulatory), stimulates cellular regeneration, regulates sebum production, reduces scarring & wrinkles, nervous system tonic (nervous exhaustion, stress-related conditions), antiviral, antifungal, cardiac tonic, useful for bronchitis; useful for treating AIDs patients with Cryptococcus.

PATCHOULI (Pogostemon patchouli, Pogostemon cablin)
Therapeutic Properties:
Decongestant, antipyretic, antidepressant, fungicidal, cell/tissue regenerator, anti-inflammatory, insecticide, immunostimulant, deodorant, antiseptic, bactericidal, reduces scar tissue, aphrodisiac, calmative, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (anxiety), diuretic, sedative, tonic, astringent.

PERU BALSAM (Myroxylon balsamum var, pereirae)
Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-inflammatory (bronchitis, chronic asthma), antiseptic (colds), expectorant (respiratory infections), parasiticide (kills parasites), stimulant, promotes growth of skin (epithelial) cells, antiviral, promotes healing of skin disease (relieves itching from scabies, ringworm, skin rashes and eczema), improves circulation (muscle massage), immune stimulating, relieves chapped hands and feet, relieves nervous tension and stress.

PEPPERMINT (Mentha piperita) NOT FOR USE ON CHILDREN UNDER 2 YRS.
Therapeutic Properties:
Relieves pain (used topically), antiseptic, antispasmodic, aids digestion, expectorant, cools fevers, promotes water loss, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (useful for migraine), anti-inflammatory, antiemetic (travel sickness, other nausea), anti-infectious, cools fevers, uterine stimulant, antiviral (shingles), reduces respiratory inflammation and secretions, astringent (reduces lactation), vaso-constrictor (reducing blood pressure), antifungal.

PETITGRAIN (Citrus aurantium car. amara)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, digestive aid and tonic—improves appetite, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system stimulant (digestive, nervous) tonic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, infected acne, respiratory infection, chronic liver infection, antidepressant.

PINE MARIANA (Picea mariana) “BLACK SPRUCE”
Therapeutic Properties:
Antifungal (candida), antiparasitic, general tonic, anti-inflammatory (respiratory, bronchitis and prostatitis), stimulating, hormone-like (good for balancing during menopause, stimulates thyroid), cortisone-like, anti-spasmodic (diaphragm spasms), immunostimulant, re-energizes the third chakra.

PINE SYLVESTRUS (Pinus sylvestrus) Scotch Pine
Therapeutic Properties:
Antiseptic, antineuralgic, antiviral, effective treatment for scurvy, deodorant, decongestant (pulmonary), diuretic, disinfectant, expectorant, stimulant, tonic for adrenal and central nervous system, antifungal.  Effective treatment for cystitis and prostatitis.

ROSE BULGARIAN (Rosa damascena)
Therapeutic Properties:
General tonic, aphrodisiac, emollient, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, astringent, sedative, calmative, antiseptic, anti-infectious (conjunctivitis—hydrosol), antispasmodic and heart tonic (palpitations, poor circulation), anti-tubercular agent, antiviral; is helpful for asthma, cough and hay fever.  Reduces liver and gall bladder congestion; may help nausea.  Regulates menstruation and uterine disorders; assists with childbirth, strengthening contractions. Is used in skin care products to treat broken capillaries, dry skin, eczema, mature, sensitive complexions and wrinkles.
Emotional Healing:
Has the ability to heal emotional wounds bringing comfort and warmth to the soul made cold by abuse or other hurt which has altered the capability to honor self.  Can touch deep despair and restore trust.  Encourages contentment, devotion, inner vision, happiness, inner freedom, acceptance, completeness, patience, love, sensuality and purity.
Spiritual Awareness:
Carries one of the highest vibrationals of the essential oils, vibrating at the level of the angels; thereby bringing unconditional universal love into our hearts to lead us to our God center.

ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Therapeutic Properties:
Stimulant, breaks up mucous, reduces coughing, dark hair tonic & conditioner, venous decongestant, tonic, expectorant, pulmonary decongestant, emmeagogue—inducing or assisting menstruation, anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, tones heart muscle, stimulates liver and gall bladder function, astringent, aphrodisiac, digestive aid, raises blood pressure, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system, parasitic, restorative; analgesic, antirheumatic, fungicidal, parasiticide.

SAGE (Salvia officinalis) NOT FOR USE ON BABIES OR DURING PREGNANCY OR LACTATION
Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-inflammatory (asthma), antimicrobial (mouth ulcers, tonsillitis, dermatitis), anti-oxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive aid, diuretic, regulates menstruation, reduces fever during illness, raises blood pressure, insecticidal, laxative, general tonic, stimulant (adrenal glands), nervous system support, astringent; useful for hair loss.  Dries up excess secretions (sweating, breast milk, night sweats), antidepressant when inhaled, disinfectant, antifungal (athlete’s foot).

SANDALWOOD (Santalum album)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antidepressant, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, sedative, tonic, nerve relaxant (neuralgia, sciatica), tonic, astringent (lymphatic and vein stimulant—decongesting veins), emollient, antifungal, antiseptic, anti-infectious (pulmonary & urinary), dilates bronchioles, diuretic, bactericidal (staph and strep), expectorant, decongestant; digestive aid, sexual tonic, treats heart muscle pain, tones heart muscle (“tired heart” and hemorrhoids), anti-anxiety. Is used for meditation.

SPEARMINT (Mentha spicata)
Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-inflammatory, breaks up mucous, calming, digestive aid, antiseptic, decongestant, expectorant, antipyretic, hepatic, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system, gallbladder stimulant.

SPIKENARD (Nardostachys jatamansi)
Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-inflammatory (allergies, inflammation, mature skin—rejuvenating, rashes), useful for insomnia, nervous indigestion, migraine, stress and tension;  lowers body temperature; bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, laxative, sedative, tonic.  Inhibits mast cell production, preventing histamine release.

TANGERINE (Citrus reticulata) chemotype of mandarin
Therapeutic Properties:
See mandarin.  Supports peripheral circulation, diuretic, good for stretch marks.  May be used on children, induces sleep (treats insomnia), good for nervous tension.
Emotional Healing:
Useful for calming, uplifting inspiring; relieving anxiety, depression, grief, abuse, emptiness, dwelling on the past, feeling desolate, releasing emotional trauma.
Spiritual Awareness:
Stirs the spirit gently and sweetly but with vigor when we want to make a connection with other realms to hear their music.

TEA TREE (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Therapeutic Properties:
Analgesic, antibacterial (abscesses), antifungal (candida, thrush, vaginitis, cystitis), anti-infectious (whooping cough,  asthma, bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis, tuberculosis), antiparasitic, antiviral (colds, canker sores, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, jock itch, herpes, warts), immunostimulant (colds, fever, flu, infectious illnesses, i.e. chicken pox), expectorant, heals wounds (blisters, burns, diaper rash) anti-inflammatory (insect bites, improves circulation), decongestant, antiseptic.

THYME, SWEET (Thymus vulgaris)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic (acne, boils, skin problems), antispasmodic, capillary stimulant (circulatory disorders, hair loss), digestive aid (sluggish digestion), diuretic, expectorant (bronchial secretions, bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma), vasoconstrictor (raises blood pressure). Mental stimulant (exam nerves, depression, fatigue), neurotonic – strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (anxiety), analgesic (topical), parasiticide, diaphoretic, warming to stiff joints, insecticide (mosquitoes).

TUBEROSE (Polianthes tuberosa)
Therapeutic Properties: 
Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic.
Emotional Healing:
Improves one’s capacity for emotional depth.
Spiritual Awareness: 
Opens the crown chakra, improving psychic powers. Amplifies artistic inspiration by stimulating the creative right side of the brain. Brings serenity to the mind and heart.

VETIVER (Vetiveria zizanioides)
Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-infectious (general, skin, acne), regulates menstruation, pancreatic & liver tonic, immunostimulant, arthritis, itchy rash, antispasmodic, sedative, circulatory stimulant (red blood cell production), tonic, dispels intestinal worms, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system (anxiety).

YARROW (Achillea millefolium)
Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-inflammatory, analgesic (Neuralgia, sprains, muscle pain; for headache—apply undiluted to forehead and neck), reduces inflammation and discharge from mucous membranes (especially upper respiratory), reduces fever related to illness, inhibits microbial growth (eczema, acne, urinary infections, colds, measles, pelvic infection, vaginitis), antispasmodic (coughs, cramps, colic, dysmenorrhea), relieves cough related to upper respiratory infections, relieve colic, belching and intestinal gas, promotes bile secretion, assists in liver/gallbladder deficiency, promotes wound healing, improves circulation, eliminates uric acid (gout), diuretic, regulates menstrual cycle, hormone-balancing during menopause, arrests bleeding (wounds, GI bleeding, nosebleeds, bloody lung secretions), reduces: hemorrhoids, varicose veins & cellulite, stimulates circulation, tick repellent (protects from tick bites–Lyme’s disease), promotes bowel evacuation, breaks down kidney stones, induces sleep, aids poor digestion, promotes hair growth, skin tonic, nervous system tonic (headache, stress-related conditions), lowers blood pressure, relieves stress; aids natural wound healing, dry skin, rashes, varicose ulcers, radiation
burns, open sores, abscesses, sunburn.

YLANG YLANG (Cananga odorata)
Therapeutic Properties:
Antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, antispasmodic, balancing, calming (rapid heart rate, rapid respiration), reduces blood pressure; sleep-inducing, sedative, nervine–strengthens and tones the nerves and nervous system, is used to counteract seborrhea, circulatory stimulant, tonic, good for cellulite, stimulates gallbladder function, reduces blood sugar levels.

Chamomile flower in background.

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