Aromatherapy: A-C


    Aromatherapy: A-C

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    Apple – Pyrus malus ……. Cheers you up


    Basil – Ocimum basilicum – Promotes peace and happiness

    Scent: Sweet, spicy
    Color: Yellow or pale-green
    Extracted From: Flowering tops and leaves
    Aromatherapy Properties: Upset stomachs, depressed appetite, flatulence, aids concentration, skin abrasions, headaches, sinus congestion, muscular aches and pains, migraine, bronchitis, gout.

    Avoid Basil use if pregnant, nursing or if subject to seizures.

    Bay Leaf – Laurus nobilis…….Increases psychic awareness

    Scent: Pleasant and spicy
    Extracted From: leaves
    Aromatherapy Properties: cuts, scrapes, indigestion, antiseptic, decongestant, tonic, colds, flus, sprains.

    Do not use Bay Leaf during pregnancy.

    Benzoin ……. Promotes energy

    Scent: Warm, sweet, balsamic, slight vanilla
    Color: Reddish-brown, orange-brown, grayish-brown
    Extracted From: Directly from the tree
    Aromatherapy Properties: Excellent for respiratory problems. Soothing on nervous systems. Cuts and chapped skin, sedative, arthritis.

    Bergamot – Citrus bergamai …..Promotes a restful sleep

    Scent: Fruity, tangy, zesty
    Color: Light greenish-yellow
    Extracted From: Peel of nearly ripe fruit
    Aromatherapy Properties: Combats fatigue due to stress, tension and anxiety. Is reputed to strengthen the immune system. Used especially for mouth, skin, respiratory and urinary tract infections, wounds, fevers, acne.

    Never apply Bergamot to skin that will be exposed to the sun.

    Bergamot mint….. Increases energy

    Black pepper – Piper nigrum….. Increases alertness

    Scent: Warm, spicy, peppery
    Color: Colorless or pale olive
    Extracted From: Black peppercorns ( dried and crushed ).
    Aromatherapy Properties: muscle treatments, poor circulation, arthritis and rheumatism, sprains, stiffness. Also colds, flu, diarrhea, flatulence, nausea, rheumatism.

    Broom…. Promotes tranquility


    Calendula – Calendula officinalis….. Promotes good health

    Extracted From: flowers
    Aromatherapy Properties: stomach ulcers, skin conditions, throat infections, abdominal cramps.

    Avoid Calendula during pregnancy.

    Camphor – Cinnamomum camphora…..Increases energy

    Scent: Sharp, cool, menthol
    Color: brownish
    Extracted From: Wood, roots,leaves, branches
    Aromatherapy Properties: Inhalant, nervous tension, bruises, burns, spots, ulcers, wounds, muscular aches, colds, fever, flu. Good insect repellent.

    Do not ingest camphor oil or any camphor products.

    Caraway – Carum carvi ….. Increases energy

    Scent: Stimulating

    Cardomon….. Promotes feelings of love and desire for sex

    Scent: Spicy and warm

    Carnation….. Increases energy

    Scent: Spicy and floral.

    Catnip – Nepeta cataria…..Calms you down

    Extracted From: flowing tops, dried leaves
    Aromatherapy Properties: anxiety, fever, gas, infant colic

    Cedarwood – Juniperus virginina…..Increases spirituality

    Scent: Sweet, woody and spicy.
    Color: pale yellow or orange
    Extracted From: Wood
    Aromatherapy Properties: Arthritis and rheumatism, eczema, acne, catarrh.

    Avoid Cedarwood during pregnancy.

    Celery – Apium graveolens…..Promotes a restful sleep

    Scent: Warm & spicy

    Chamomile – Chamaemelum nobile (Roman Chamomile) Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile) Promotes sleep and tranquility

    Scent: Sweet, fruity, floral.
    Color: Roman : pale blue going brown-yellow with age
    Extracted From: Flower heads
    Aromatherapy Properties: Indigestion, peptic ulcers, nervousness, menstrual cramps, sore throat, burns and skin inflammations, vaginal infections, insomnia, sunburn, hay fever, sprains.

    Cinnamon…..Increases energy and awareness

    Scent: Warm and spicy.
    Extracted From: leaves, roots, stems, bark, flowers
    Aromatherapy Properties: mild cramping, flatulence, cuts and abrasions, gastrointestinal disorders, digestive, circulatory, warts.

    Clary Sage – Salvia sclarea

    Scent: Sweet herbaceous, light.
    Color: Roman : pale yellow-green
    Extracted From: Flowering tops and leaves
    Aromatherapy Properties: Depression, throat infections, high blood pressure.

    Clove – Syzygium aromaticum…..Promotes healing, and positivity

    Scent: Strong, spicy and sweet
    Extracted From: flower bud
    Aromatherapy Properties: toothaches, sore throats, mouth inflammations

    Avoid Clove during pregnancy. Do not use on children and babies.

    Coffee….. Enhances the conscious mind

    Coriander…..Improves memory

    Scent: Warm and spicy

    Cumin….. Immune booster

    Scent: Warm and spicy

    Cypress – Cupressus sempervirens…..Promotes healing

    Scent: Pine, grass, wood, sweet
    Color: Pale yellow or greenish olive
    Extracted From: Needles and twigs
    Aromatherapy Properties: asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, nervous tension, oily skin, excessive perspiration, insect repellent, varicose veins, wounds, swollen ankles. Very powerful astringent – helps to stem blood flow.

    Avoid Cypress if you have high blood pressure or are pregnant. Can bring on premature birth.

    Essential oils and their meanings

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