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Benefits the respiratory system, opens the sensory system, for stimulation, strengthening, shock, fever, headache, migraine, antiseptic, throat infection, colds and flu. Beneficial for asthma, bronchitis, itchy skin, anti-spasmodic, inflammation, swelling, sinuses, anti-bacterial, jet lag, chronic fatigue syndrome, colic, cramp, fatigue, nervous stress, vertigo, toothache, acne, ringworm, heartburn, diarrhea, indigestion, motion sickness, nausea, halitosis, varicose veins, arthritis, menstrual regularity, hot flashes, liver problems, dispels pride, inferiority. Aromatic influences: purification and the conscious mind, energizes and relieves mental fatigue, increases alertness, improves concentration, reduces fevers
Oil of Wintergreen is extracted from the leaves of a small evergreen herb that grows up to 15 cm. In late spring the plant forms small white flowers. In summer red cherry shaped berries grow and last until the following spring. The crushed leaves have a lovely medicinal smell.
Traditionally Wintergreen was chewed by the natives of the Americas in order to increase lung capacity and assist in healing respiratory conditions. Early settlers chewed on Wintergreen to help prevent tooth decay. The dried leaf and stem are current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as a specific for rheumatoid arthritis. It is often blended to a 10% concentration in the carrier oil of your choice, and used as an effective pain-relieving massage oil.
The plant has been used for respiratory conditions such as chronic mucous discharge, but is mainly employed for joint and muscular pain relief from conditions such as lumbago, sciatica, neuralgia, gout, fibromyalgia, etc. Wintergreen is often added to liniments and ointments to help ease muscle and joint pains.
Eucalyptus essential oil distilled from the Blue Gum Eucalyptus tree is the most well known of the Eucalyptus varieties. When one hears the term ‘Eucalyptus oil’ without a species being mentioned, this is the one.
It is extracted from a beautiful, fragrant, tall evergreen tree native to Australia, and particularly Tasmania. Of the 500 types of Eucalyptus tree species which yield an essential oil, Eucalyptus Globulus is the most common for medicinal purposes due to its high cineol (or eucalyptol) content. The oil of Eucalyptus can help expel mucus, and may be a supportive remedy for sinusitis, coughs, colds, sore throat, and all bronchial conditions. This essential oil has traditionally been used to treat infectious conditions accompanied by fever, including cholera, malaria, and typhoid. For fever reduction, a cold compress of Eucalyptus Oil and cold water are applied to the legs – this should not be used in cases where the patient feels chilled, however.
Beyond the respiratory system, Eucalyptus oil may be helpful with sore joints, rheumatism, sore muscles and sprains. Topical application or addition to baths is indicated for these conditions.
Basil Essential Oil has been referred to as ‘the royal oil to strengthen the mind and heart and to reinforce resistance against infectious diseases.’ The basilicum variety is also known as ‘common’, ‘true’, and ‘French’ Basil (though the plant is native to tropical Asia and Africa).
The oil’s capability to improve memory and sharpen the mind has been praised in India since old. BasilÃ Â¢Ã¢â€ Â¬Ã¢â€ Â¢s possible neuro-regulating properties make it an excellent choice for support of mild nervous disorders, stress and anxieties. It is noted as a natural nerve tonic, with the ability to be stimulant and/or restorative depending on the body’s needs.
The sweet and herbaceous uplifting aroma that can both lift one from melancholic depression and bring clarity to a confused mental state. In ‘Aromatherapy – Scent and Psyche’, Peter Damian states: “the nervine properties effectually stimulate the sympathetic nerves and strengthen the adrenal cortex. Basil has cerebrospinal effects as well. It is therefore frequently recommended for numerous nervous afflictions, including epilepsy and paralysis…Its versatility as a psychotherapeutic agent having homeostatic effects makes basil particularly valuable as a remedy for assorted psychological or psychosomatic complaints.”
Lemongrass essential oil has been used to support digestion, purification and regeneration of tissues. Lemongrass may be one of the most broadly therapeutic, all-around anti-microbial essential oils available, with other important actions that support the immune system.
Lemongrass oil may help improve circulation, digestion, and eyesight, while combating headaches, infections and fluid retention. Spiritually, the aroma of Lemongrass oil is thought to promote psychic awareness and purification. High-quality lemongrass is an excellent oil to difffuse by itself for clearing the air, and can be topically applied in dilution on the feet for support of immune response.
Lemongrass has also been shown to be a potent and important antibacterial agent. In a study published in ‘Letters in Applied Microbiology’, essential oil vapors (what one would create through using a nebulizing diffuser, essential oils of Geranium and Lemongrass were shown effective even against MRSA bacteria. This may prove useful in hospital settings where such bacteria have become resistant against conventional antibiotics. Due to its interaction with the immune system, and broad-spectrum anti-microbial action, diffuser use of Lemongrass may be an excellent means of ‘disinfecting the air’ in one’s home or office.
Further, lemongrass essential oil has also been studied as an antifungal agent against Candida — a naturally occurring fungus in our bodies which can ‘overgrow’ due to dietary imbalances (possibly too high a sugar intake), resulting in vaginal irritation, rashes (particularly on the feet) and the like. Topical application may be best to utilize these properties, in a 5-10% dilution in any carrier oil.
Besorah Essentials ” For Life” Products are created using 100% Steam Distilled Essential Oils of the finest, purest, natural products at honest, competitive prices. As far as possible, we source our products from organic growers and distillers. All of our essential oils are ethically produced and are free from pesticides or chemical fertilizers and have a wide range of therapeutic benefits.