Thursday, July 9, 2009

List of Therapeutic Essential Oils

Essential Oils
Ajowan Seed
is known as Indian Thyme and is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, anti-nausea, and a tonic.
Angelica Root
has been praised for its virtues since antiquity. Assists in strengthening the heart, stimulates circulation and the immune system.
Anise Seed
has been widely used as a domestic spice. May assist in colic, indigestion, cramps
is also known as Sweet Annie and Annual Wormwood. Beneficial for respiratory congestion and infection.
is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antiseptic (pulmonary and urinary).
has been known to help when used for intestinal problems, respiratory ailments, repairing connective tissue
Bay Leaf
has been helpful for dyspepsia, flatulence, flu, viral infections, and loss of appetite. The properties are digestive, stomachic, antiseptic, diuretic, and fungicidal.
has been helpful for acne, boils, cold sores, herpes infections, alleviating pain of shingles and chickenpox, oily complexion
Birch Bark
is often thought of as Wintergreen due to its smell. May benefit muscle and joint discomfort, accumulation of toxins, arthritis
Black Cumin
The Prophet Mohamed stated that Black Cumin could cure all disease except death
Black Pepper
May assist stimulating endocrine system, energy, pain, infections, fevers, muscle spasms, improving digestion, constipation
Blue Tansy
is beneficial for bruises, asthma, sprains, hypertension, fever, intestinal worms, nervous tension, stress
is held in high regard in the Middle East. It is used locally for colds, headaches, throat infections, toothache
This oil has been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for over 3000 years - especially for pulmonary disease.
Carrot Seed
is beneficial in controlling odors and in respiratory infections. May be antiseptic, calming, and a diuretic.
is beneficial in controlling odors and in respiratory infections. May be antiseptic, calming, and a diuretic.
Celery Seed
May assist in decreasing puffiness, redness, water-logged skin, skin stains, and spots
Excellent for acne, allergies, boils, burns, cuts, dry itchy skin, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis...
Cinnamon Bark
Assists circulation, lowers glucose, and strengthens the heart, endocrine, and nervous systems.
This oil has been used for its medicinal value in many cultures for fever, intestinal parasites...
Clary Sage
It has been known to be beneficial in regulating cells, hormonal imbalance, menopause problems, PMS...
Clove Bud
May assist the respiratory system. Helps with toothache, pain, sore throat (2 drops in 1/2 c. water & gargle)
Beneficial for stretch marks and scars, arthritis, gout, muscle aches and pains, rheumatism
Appears to be an anti-oxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and a thyroid stimulant.
Dill Seed
May lower glucose levels by normalizing insulin levels and supporting pancreatic function.
Traditionally the gum was used by the Egyptians for the embalming process.
Beneficial for sinus problems, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sore throat and mouth infections.
Fennel Seed
supports the digestive function and assist the liver in producing the enzymes.
Fir Needle
Beneficial for acute chronic bronchitis, chills, coughs, sinusitis, arthritis, muscular aches and pain
The India frankincense is used in the Ayurvedic medicine. Beneficial for anti-catarrhal, anti-tumoral, anti-depressant, tension
A favorite oil of Moses. Has been beneficial for abscesses, acne, boils, cuts, anti-viral, anti-microbia
It has been beneficial for acne, burns, bruises, broken capillaries, aids oily skin (balances all gland secretion), congested and mature skin
Ginger Root
Beneficial for bruises, sores, carbuncles, regulates moisture, catarrh, chronic bronchitis, congestion, cough, sinusitis, sore throat
Used internally for digestive complaints, stimulates gallbladder, liver tonic, useful in anorexia and bulimia
Holy Basil
It is capable of rejuvenating the system quickly. It is anti-allergic, antispasmodic, anti-infections, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial.
It is one of the bitter herbs mentioned in the Bible used to purify the temple. It is a symbol of spiritual cleansing.
This oil comes from the jasmine that blooms during the day and is considered the fun loving fragrance
Juniper Berry
Has helped in detoxifying and cleaning, dermatitis, psoriasis (any kind of skin inflammation), skin ulcers, oily complexions.
eBeneficial for skin conditions, anti-spasmodic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, acne, arthritis, rheumatism, insomnia
Assists with digestive problems, cleansing of the lymphatic system, mouth ulcers, herpes, stimulating to the brain, clears thought
Stimulates digestion and liver, regulating the para-sympathetic system, strengthening vascular walls, regenerating connective tissue
The fruit is often used indiscriminately in place of lemon with which it shares many qualities.
Litsea Cubeba
Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, anti-infectious, blemishes, excessively oily skin and hair.
The French regarded it as a safe remedy for children and the elderly. It is beneficial for indigestion, hiccups, and strengthening the liver.
Has been known to help the respiratory system, anti-spasmodic, augmenting intestinal peristalsis, expectorant, digestive stimulant
Melaleuca Quinquinervera OR True Niaouli as it is sometimes called is hard to find because it is often adulterated with other oils.
It is very soothing, relieves tension, and is, with rose and neroli, one of the major oils of the heart energy center
Mt. Savory
Known to be effective against catarrh, fungus, infections. Been used as a general tonic for the body.
Beneficial for anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, hyper-thyroidism.
Benefits respiratory problems, smoker's cough, bronchitis, flu, colds, tuberculosis, sinus infection, uterine infection, skin antiseptic, deodorizing, and aids all pulmonary disorders.
Appears stomachic, and parasiticide. Helpful with bronco-pulmonary congestion, mucus, digestive upsets, scabies, and scanty periods. May induce menstruation so avoid during pregnancy.
It has been used by the Egyptian people for healing the mind, body and spirit. It brings everything into focus at the moment.
May have adrenal cortex-like activity (supporting adrenal - increasing energy). Beneficial for fainting
It has been used by the Egyptian people for healing the mind, body and spirit. It brings everything into focus at the moment.
Is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, anti-infectious, analgesic, laxative, tonic, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, immune-stimulant
Beneficial for skin problems, wrinkles, acne, candida, rashes, scaly and flaky skin, etc, (re-establishes the physiological balance of the skin, immediate calming and refreshing action).
It is anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, fungal infections (athlete's foot, jock itch, candida). Helps with fevers, weight loss
It is an excellent essential oil for lung congestion and pain from infection, coughs, colds, bronchitis, and bronchial tract infections.
Benefits the respiratory system, opens the sensory system, for stimulation, strengthening, shock, fever, headache, migraine, antiseptic, throat infection
Petitgrain Bigarade
The leaves from the bitter orange tree. It brings a positive energy and promotes optimism.
Pine Needles
Pine oil is one of the most useful and safest therapeutically. The American Indians used it to prevent scurvy, and to stuff mattresses to repel lice and fleas.
This oil is referred to as "the oil that heals" in Madagascar. Another universal oil like Lavender. May be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
Rose oil has an extraordinarily complex chemistry, with over 300 known constituents. It enhances the frequency of every cell
Because the leaves are used in distilling this Rosemary it contains more cineole. It is anti-catarrh, anti-multiple sclerosis
Is considered to be anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-parasitic.
The wild sage is milder than the cultivated sage making it more beneficial for children. In Europe it has been recognized for its benefits of strengthening the vital center
Beneficial as an anti-depressant, antiseptic (urinary and pulmonary), anti-spasmodic, astringent, bactericidal, emollient, expectorant, fungicidal, sedative (nervous), infectious wounds
Benefits all respiratory problems (especially mucopurulent), refreshing to muscles, nervous, and glandular systems.
Anti-microbial, antiseptic, antitussive, astringent, anti-infectious, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, diaphoretic, expectorant, and, nervine.
Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-microbial, parasiticide (roundworms), stomachic, and sedative.
Support the lymphatic, digestive and nervous systems. A chemical found in tangerine is very effective in shrinking tumors (apply over area).
Assists neuromuscular problems, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, anti-spasmodic, muscular spasms and tendency to spasm, anti-infectious, anti-viral, anti-bacterial.
Tea Tree
Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-viral, major anti-infectious (staph and strap), bactericidal, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and insecticide.
Anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, anti-viral. May work as a neurotonic and cardiotonic.
Valerian Root
Has been highly esteemed since medieval times and use to be called "all heal".
Vitex Berry
This oil has traditionally been used for female hormonal problems, assisting to resume halted menstrual bleeding, stopping cramps and depression, relieving breast pains and swelling.WintergreenBeneficial for muscle and joint discomfort, arthritis, cellulite, obesity, edema, poor circulation, headaches
An age-old herbal medicine used for complaints including fever, respiratory infections, digestive problems, nervous tension, sores, severe rashes and wounds.
Ylang Ylang
It is calming, relaxing, and soothing to nervous system, anti-spasmodic. Assists in balancing the equilibrium and heart function, high blood pressure, palpitations

This is a pretty comprehensive list, but if I have left any off please let me know I will try and add them in

1 comment:

  1. Where's the description for Helichrysum? I heard it can aid in the regeneration of damaged nerves.