Herbs & Essentials
HERBS & ESSENTIAL OILS, Definitions
The following is a dictionary of sorts on botanicals, herbs, essentials, natural ingredients and more. New definitions added daily.
- Almond Oil - 1.Smooth And Flawless Skin. ...It acts as a deep skin cleanser. ...Aids in removal of tan and dark circles. ...Helps to remove psoriasis and eczema. ...Vital in treating skin rashes. ...Reduce fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Improves the health of the heart. Almond Oil is Anti-Inflammatory - It reduces inflammation topically and also when ingested. Anti-oxidant - Almond oil possesses mild antioxidant capacity. Immune Booster - Topical as well as internal application of sweet almond oil boosts immunity and provides robust protection from various diseases. Anti-hepatotoxic - Almond oil is known to aid the liver in eliminating toxins. This is also performed by castor oil. Emollient - excellent moisturization property. It is used to eliminate excessively dry skin. Aclerosant - Used to treat vascular issues like spider veins, hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Laxative - promotes defecation and relieves constipation. This laxative action is mild as compared to stronger laxatives like castor oil. Analgesic - almond oil is a mild pain reliever. Muscle Relaxation - massage with almond oil soothes stressed and sore muscles. Cicatrizant - helps wounds heal faster. Anti-dandruff - it dissolves away dandruff from the scalp.
- Aloe Vera Oil - has many usages, including:
Emollient - Aloe Vera oil is a brilliant moisturiser for the skin.
Anti-Inflammatory - It reduces inflammation and other signs related to it.
Anti - Bacterial - It has the ability to kill certain bacteria.
Anti-Viral - This property makes it suitable for use on herpes and shingles rashes.
Anti-fungal - This oil can be used to kill fungi that cause conditions like ringworm.
Anti-oxidant - The oil protects the skin from free radical damage.
Cicatrizant - Aloe vera oil speeds wound recovery.
Anti-Irritant - reduces skin irritation.
Astringent - shrinks the skin and makes it taut.
Sun protection - Aloe Vera oil provides minor sun protection, especially in a base oil like Sesame oil.
- Amla Hair Oil - Ayurvedic herbal hair growth oil ~ Herbal scalp treatment ~ Great for hair loss, balding, thinning of hair, for beard growth, made with Amla (Amalaki) - Indian gooseberry
- Anise-The health benefits of Anise Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-epileptic, anti-hysteric, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, aperient, carminative, cordial, decongestant, digestive, expectorant, insecticide, sedative, stimulant and vermifuge substance
- Argan Oil - Tissue healing (scars), Anti-inflammatory, Sun-protective, Has disinfectant properties, Improves skin metabolism, Reduces inflammation, Promotes moisture retention, Reduces wrinkles...
- Avocado Oil: Rich in Oleic Acid, a Very Healthy Fat. ...Avocados are one of only a few natural sources of the potent compound beta-sitosterol. This powerful phytosterol positively impacts lipid and cholesterol levels in the body. There is even some research showing that beta-sitosterol may inhibit cell division of cancerous cells. The benefits of antioxidants are well documented, but avocado oil has a uniquely beneficial ability to penetrate cells down to the mitochondria and actually improve the function of the cell. This makes avocado helpful in reducing aging and helping the body fortify against illness and disease. Reduces Cholesterol and Improves Heart Health. ...High in Lutein, an Antioxidant That has Benefits for The Eyes. ...Enhances the Absorption of Important Nutrients. ...May Reduce Symptoms of Arthritis. ...May Help Prevent Gum Disease.
- Bergamot - Product of: Italy.....finest quality essential oil.
Usage: Alleviates symptoms and complications of bacterial infections, Speeds up the healing process for cold sores, mouth ulcers, and herpes. Prevents and improves skin condition from fungal infections, reduces anxiety and stress.
- Black seed oil is an oil derived by pressing the seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant. The seeds are also commonly referred to as black cumin. The nutrient-rich oil of black seed has been used for hundreds of years in the Middle East and South Asia as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. Often referred to as the "Miracle Plant" which is a "cure for everything but death". Studies have shown that black seed oil is an effective anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory remedy. As a result, it is often used to fight infections and strengthen the immune system, which is suitable for treating the following conditions: headaches, toothaches, nasal congestion, colds and flus, digestive and gastrointestinal problems, hair and skin problems, allergies, diabetes.
Black seed oil has also been found to be effective at promoting menstruation and increasing milk production.
- BurdockRoot - cleanses the blood and promotes healthy skin.
- Camphor- Surprising Benefits of Camphor Essential Oil. The health benefits of camphor essential oil include its properties as a stimulant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, decongestant, anesthetic, sedative and nervous pacifier. It also acts an antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, and an insecticide.
- Carrot Seed Oil - May protects wounds from becoming septic, fights infections, removes toxins from the body. It is considered to having an antiseptic, disinfectant, detoxifying, anti oxidant, carminative, depurative, diuretic, emenagogue, stimulant, cytophylactic properties. Carrot Seed Oil, an essential oil sourced from Austria and Hungary, that is steam distilled from the seeds of Daucus carota. Daucus carota, or wild carrot, is a flowering biennial plant belonging to the Umbelliferae (Parsley or Carrot) family. Wild carrot usually grows up to 1 meter tall and products small, white flowers clustered in flat, dense umbels. Our carrot seed oil is 100% pure with a characteristic sweet, earthy aroma. Carrot seed oil is an ideal topical oil rich in antioxidants. It is a desired ingredient in the soaping industry and is also used throughout the cosmetic industry in a number of skin care products such as moisturizers, body lotions, creams and facial ointments as well as muscle creams.
- Cedarwood Oil - Some of the most common benefits of cedarwood essential oil include: improves focus and wisdom, promotes hair growth, has anti-inflammatory agents, cures toothaches, strengthens gums, reduces skin irritations, relives spasms, cures fungal infections, repels bugs, cures acne, reduces cough stimulates metabolism, regulates menstruation, tightens muscles, cleans out toxins
Another popular use of Cedarwood Essential Oil: Diffuse after a stressful day to relax the mind and body. Use with a carrier oil in massage therapy. Add 1–2 drops to facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties. Inhale directly or diffuse to promote healthy respiratory function.
- Chamomile - The health benefits of camomile essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antispasmodic, antiseptic, antibiotic, antidepressant, antineuralgic, antiphlogistic, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, emmenagogue, analgesic, febrifuge, hepatic, sedative, nervine, digestive, tonic, antispasmodic, bactericidal
- Cinnamon Leaf - Cinnamon leaf oil can be used as an additive in soaps and a flavoring to seasonings. When used in aromatherapy – diffused, applied topically (I recommend diluting with a mild essential oil or mixing in your favorite cream, lotion, or shampoo), or added to your bath water – it can have health-promoting effects. Here are some ways to use cinnamon leaf oil for your health and around your home.
Use it as a disinfectant. With its strong germicidal properties, cinnamon leaf oil works as a non-toxic natural disinfectant. Use it to clean your toilets, refrigerator, kitchen counters and other surfaces, door knobs, microwave, and sneakers. You can even use it to clean and disinfect your chopping boards.
Make a facial scrub. Mix it with cinnamon sugar, orange juice, and olive oil to create a rejuvenating scrub that has antiseptic properties to kill facial bacteria effectively. Gargle as a mouthwash. Add a drop or two to a glass of purified water, and gargle with it. For people with dentures, simply make a solution of water, hydrogen peroxide, and cinnamon leaf oil, and soak your dentures in it.
Add it to your foot soak. Get rid of nasty fungal infections by mixing a drop of cinnamon leaf oil in a bucket of warm water, and then soak your feet in it. This works great for athletes and people who wear closed shoes for most of the day.
Use cinnamon leaf oil as an insect repellent. Did you know that the scent of cinnamon leaf oil can deter pesky household insects, such as black ants, mosquitoes, roaches, and flies? Studies found that it may even be more effective at repelling mosquitoes than the toxic chemical DEET. Simply spray or diffuse the oil around your home. You can also spray it over your mattresses and sheets to get rid of bed bugs.
Add it to your shampoo. Add a drop of cinnamon leaf oil to your regular non-chemical shampoo. This will help keep your hair healthy and, in children, help kill stubborn head lice.
- Citronella - is a grass that mainly grows in some Asian countries and some islands of the South Pacific. It has a rich, crisp lemony aroma and thus bears the name Citronella. The health benefits of Citronella Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, insect repellent, stomachic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge substance. You may use citronella by itself or mix it with other natural agents. People create their own natural insect repellent by combining citronella with other essential oils like lemongrass oil, peppermint, and vanillin.
- Clove Leaf- The oil of clove buds is known for its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, and stimulant properties.3 Apart from its positive effects in the field of dental care, it can also be used as a treatment for minor health concerns. Below are some of the most common uses of this plant oil: Digestive aid – Cloves possess beneficial properties that help relax the smooth muscle lining in your gastrointestinal tract. When used as an oil, it can aid in halting digestive problems, like nausea and vomiting.
Skin care product – When applied topically, clove buds can help address skin problems like warts, acne, sagging skin, and wrinkles.
Insect repellent – When used together with citrus essential oils, this plant oil can help ward insects away.
Expectorant – Clove bud oil is also used to help ease respiratory problems, such as cough, colds, sinusitis, asthma, and tuberculosis. In fact, chewing on a clove bud is said to help sore throats.
Antiseptic – It is applied topically to address fungal infections, wounds, and cuts. It is also a common treatment for athlete's foot.
Perfume ingredient – Bud oil, with its strong and unique scent, is used in carnation, rose, and honeysuckle perfumes. It has a strong and unique scent.
Flavoring agent – This is because of the oil's unique flavor and aroma.
Soap ingredient – Clove bud oil is used in soaps not just for its fragrance, but also because of its relaxing and antiseptic qualities.
Massage oil – It can be used to relieve pain and stress.
- Cucumber Oil - Cucumber oil has antioxidant, diuretic, anti-rheumatic, anti-ulcer, relaxing, antidote, rejuvenating, anti-stress, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, tonic, anti-dandruff, and laxative properties. It is rich in Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and C along with magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron and folic acid. Next time, when you are exhausted and drained out, stop sliding on toxic caffeine drinks, instead grab a Cucumber and bank upon it for all your nutritional requisites.
- Cupuacu Butter comes from a cupuacu fruit tree of the chocolate family, native to the northern Amazon. Cupuacu improves the appearance prematurely aging and thinning skin while being a superior moisturizer with great water absorption. It offers high levels of essential fatty acids, which with its rich phytosterols, help the appearance of your skin's elasticity and overall appearance of your skin. Cupuacu's incredible creaminess promotes a special softness and smoothness to your skin to boosts natural moisture and help your skin appear more elastic.
- Dandelion Root - cleanses the liver, kidney and intestines, also promotes the production of bile which aid in healthy digestion.
- Elderberry - Boost the immune system, can be made into a syrup and taken as a natural alternative for cough, cold and similar symptoms.
- Emu Oil - It can be used as a moisturizer and as a skin nourishing treatment. Many are turning to pure emu oil for helping with the battle against fine lines and wrinkles as well. Skin conditions tend to respond well to the anti-inflammatory properties which soothe the skin and help relieve inflammation. Pure Emu Oil, For Dry,Damaged or Sunburned Skin,Will Not Clog Pours,Smooth Application · Hydrates & Soothes · Relieves Pain Fast. Emu is made up of 70 percent essential fatty acids, a combination of omega-9, 6 and 3s. These properties give it its ability to reduce inflammation, relieve muscle and joint pain, moisturize the skin, and treat skin conditions. It also contains antioxidants and vitamins, such as vitamins E and A.
- Eucalyptus - This is a great oil to have on hand if you get frequent colds or suffer from allergies that affect your breathing and make you congested. It also has many antibacterial properties and has been known to stimulate the immune system. Use it in a vaporizer to loosen up a congested chest and apply it diluted to the inside of your nose to relieve nasal congestion. But never ingest it or use it on your skin undiluted, as it can be irritating. For most ailments, the recommended daily dosage is one teaspoon of black seed oil per day. The oil can be mixed in warm or cold drinks, or it can be added on top of many foods right before consuming. It can also be used topically as a chest rub for respiratory problems.
- Flax Seed Oil - 7 Flaxseed Oil Benefits. ...Aids in Weight Loss. ...Relieves Constipation and Diarrhea. ..Helps Fight Cancer. ...Removes Cellulite. ...Reduces Eczema.Boosts Heart Health. ...Treats Sjogren's Syndrome. Flaxseed oil benefits extend beyond its high omega-3 content. 7 Flaxseed Oil Benefits. Aids in Weight Loss. Relieves Constipation and Diarrhea. Helps Fight Cancer. Removes Cellulite. Reduces Eczema. Boosts Heart Health. Treats Sjogren's Syndrome.
- Ginger oil - The benefits of ginger for relieving pain are widely known today, and while I prefer using fresh ginger (eaten raw, grated into your vegetable juice, or steeped into tea), using ginger oil can provide these wholesome benefits as well. When used topically, ginger oil can help relieve aches and pain, as well as promote normal blood circulation. Aromatherapists also value ginger oil's soothing and warming qualities to help address digestive problems. In fact, this is one of ginger oil's most popular uses: relieving any kind of digestive upset, such as nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, gas, and even morning sickness. Here are some ways to use ginger oil for various health problems: Apply two to three drops in a diffuser, or place on a cotton ball or your handkerchief, and then inhale. This will help reenergize and revitalize your body, mind, and soul.
Mix two to three drops in an ounce of carrier oil, and use as a massage oil. This helps relieve backache, arthritis, muscle pain, rheumatism, and fractures, as well as stimulate your circulatory system and revitalize your libido. You can also add it to your hot bath or put a few drops on a hot or cold compress, and then apply it to the affected areas.
Inhale via a diffuser or vaporizer to relieve sinusitis, sore throat, and runny nose. It can also work as a decongestant.
Massage a drop into your abdomen to relieve gas and diarrhea.
- Grapefruit - Health Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as a diuretic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, lymphatic and tonic substance. Grapefruit, also known as Shaddock in certain areas of the world, is a Citrus fruit, whose scientific name is Citrus Paradisi.
- Helichrysum - However, the most commonly used for helichrysum essential oil is Helichrysum italicum. Helichrysum oil is also known by other names such as “Immortelle” and “everlasting.” This essential oil is also used for medicinal purposes as it has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-allergenic properties. With rejuvenating and restorative properties, doTERRA Helichrysumessential oil has many uses, including reducing the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles, providing a soothing sensation for the skin, and promoting a healthy metabolism.* Often used in anti-aging products, Helichrysum oil is best known for the endless
- Hemp Seed oilis an aliment obtained by pressing the raw seeds of the hemp plant, scientifically called Cannabis Sativa. Hemp seeds are rich in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 6, omega 3 and insoluble fiber. They are a good source of tocopherols, or Vitamin E antioxidants. They are packed with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus and microelements such as strontium, thorium, arsenic and chromium. High in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and omega 3, hemp oil can be used to increase immunity, counteract aging skin and improve cardiovascular health. Several studies show that the linoleic acid present in hemp oil can slow down the aging process and fight psoriasis.This is a great oil to have on hand if you get frequent colds or suffer from allergies that affect your breathing and make you congested. It also has many antibacterial properties and has been known to stimulate the immune system. Use it in a vaporizer to loosen up a congested chest and apply it diluted to the inside of your nose to relieve nasal congestion. But never ingest it or use it on your skin undiluted, as it can be irritating.
- Hibiscus (African) oil for hair is included as an integral ingredient in herbal shampoos and conditioners that you can use once in a while for maintaining the health of your tresses. However, you can prepare hair masks by blending the extract obtained from the leaves and flowers of the hibiscus plant with other herbal elements like amla, neem, coconut oil, and lemons. The oil extracted from hibiscus rosa-simensis or hibiscus flowers and the leaves of the shrub is highly rich in alpha-Hydroxy acids, vitamins A, C, and amino acids. The vitamins and minerals in hibiscus oil hold multiple benefits for the hair. Hibiscus oil for hair benefits include prevention of hair loss, thwarting untimely greying and/or aging, strengthening the strands and the roots to name a few.
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil - One of the finest natural skin emollients available. Used therapeutically to help support and soften healthy skin and hair. For topical applications. Virtually odorless and tasteless
- Jojoba Essential Oil can be used as a carrier oil and mixed with other essential oils to make your own unique blend that suits your desired purpose.
USAGES: Jojoba essential oils mainly used for acne, burns, hair loss, psoriasis and sunburn.
- Kelp - Mineral Rich,also rich in calcium for bones and iodine for healthy thyroid function.
- Lavender - Known for it's relaxing properties, works on bruises, cuts and skin irritation. The scent of lavender can reduce the level of stress hormones in your blood. Put a few drops in your bath, rub a drop or two in your hands and inhale and you can even put a few drops on your pillow before you go to bed for a great night sleep.
- Lemon Oil - Cleansing and purification, oral health and remedy for halitosis (bad breath),Digestion, thirst quencher, remedy for abdominal colic pain, Cough reliefc Calms stomach and relieves nausea, Prevents malabsorption, Improves digestion, nourishes the skin.
- Lemongrass oil is a great addition to various skin care and cosmetic products, such as soaps, deodorants, shampoos, lotions, and tonics. It also works as an air freshener and deodorizer, especially when blended with other essential oils like geranium or bergamot. Simply put it in an oil burner, diffuser, or vaporizer. Lemongrass oil is also known for its ability to repel insects, such as mosquitoes and ants, due to its high citral and geraniol content.Spray it around your home, diffuse it, or rub a diluted mixture on your skin. Lemongrass oil's refreshing scent makes it a valuable aromatherapeutic oil. Its clean and calming aroma helps relieve stress, anxiety, irritability, and insomnia, and prevent drowsiness. Lemongrass oil can also help relax and tone your muscles, as well as relieve muscle pain, rheumatism, period cramps, stomachache, toothache, migraines, and headaches. Here are some ways to use lemongrass oil: Make a refreshing foot bath. Add two drops to a bowl of warm water, and soak your feet for 10 minutes. If your feet are aching, add two tablespoons of Epsom salts.
Make a massage oil by mixing it with sweet almond or jojoba oil.
Kill your pet's fleas and lice by spraying diluted lemongrass oil all over his coat. You can also soak his collar in it, add it to his final rinse after shampooing, or spray it on his bedding.
Blend it into your favorite bath products or add it to your bath water.
- Lime Oil - This extremely aromatic Lime essential oil leaves no doubt of its beauty when inhaled. The aroma is of a very fresh Lime... to the max! The aroma of Lime oil is said to have the ability to increase alertness, while the topical application of lime oil in massage is said to have a relaxing, stress-relieving effect. It is uplifting and refreshing for the mind, especially in the case of anxiety, apathy, and depression. Lime oil is also used to treat skin issues such as acne, oily skin, and insect bites; to treat digestive disorders, circulatory system issues (such as high blood pressure and poor circulation), and respiratory system issues (such as bronchitis and sore throats); and to treat colds, fevers, and infections, on account of its antibacterial, antiseptic, and antiviral properties.
- Milk Thistle - Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) has been used for 2,000 years as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly liver, kidney, and gall bladder problems. Several scientific studies suggest that substances in milk thistle (especially a flavonoid called silymarin) protect the liver from toxins, including certain drugs, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause liver damage in high doses. Silymarin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. And it may help the liver repair itself by growing new cells. Milk thistle is often suggested as a treatment for alcoholic hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis, but scientific studies show mixed results. Most studies show milk thistle improves liver function and increases survival in people with cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis.
- Moringa Leaf- Antioxidants Galore. Moringa leaves are rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid. ...Lower Blood Sugar Levels. ...Reduce Inflammation. ...Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels. ...Protect Against Arsenic Toxicity.
- Orange Oil - The essential oil of orange has a wide variety of domestic, industrial and medicinal uses. Domestically, it is used to add orange flavor to beverages, desserts and sweetmeats. Industrially, it is used in soaps, body lotions, creams, anti-aging and wrinkle-lifting applications, concentrates for soft beverages, room fresheners, sprays, deodorants, biscuits, chocolates, confectionery and bakery items. The health benefits of Orange Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and cholagogue substance.
- Oregano:The health benefits of Oregano Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emenagogue and anti-allergenic substance. I highly recommend adding oregano oil to your arsenal of natural healing tools, as it has a wide range of uses. This herbal oil is a powerful antimicrobial that can help fight off infections. Oregano oil also has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
- Patchouli Oil- Patchouli oil is used as an anti-depressant, analgesic, anesthetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine. It is commonly used in the treatment of pain relief, as a way to induce numbness, protect against sepsis. Emotionally, Patchouli Essential Oil is calming and grounding. Spiritually, it has been used alone or in blends during prayer and meditation. Patchouli thrives in tropical regions and can be found in Hawaii, regions of Asia and other tropical areas of the world.
- Peppermint Essential Oil (Indian) is used as an analgesic, anesthetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, febrifuge (An agent that acts to reduce a fever; an antipyretic), hepatic, nervine. It is commonly used in the treatment of pain relief, as a way to induce numbness, protect against sepsis, reduce milk flow and much more..
- Rose Oil - Rose Bulgarian Absolute has a very complex, sweet floral scent. Its reputation of being a must ingredient in perfumes is well deserved.
- Rosehip Seed Oil - Harvested from the seeds of rose bushes predominately grown in Chile, rosehip seed oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines.
- Rosemary - essential oil is great for stimulating hair growth, as a disinfectant, antiseptic and antibacterial use. Such it may be very useful in terms of hair care, skin care, mouth care, anxiety, mental disorders and depression.
- Sage Oil - Sage is used for digestive problems, including loss of appetite, gas (flatulence), stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bloating, and heartburn. It is also used for reducing overproduction of perspiration and saliva; and for depression, memory loss, and Alzheimer's disease. Women use sage for painful menstrual periods, to correct excessive milk flow during nursing, and to reduce hot flashes during menopause. Sage is applied directly to the skin for cold sores; gum disease (gingivitis); sore mouth, throat or tongue; and swollen, painful nasal passages. Some people inhale sage for asthma. In foods, sage is used as a commonly used spice.
- Sarsaparilla - Highest concentrations of iron, replenish yourself with phosphate
- Sea Moss - Irish moss is a source of potassium chloride, a nutrient which helps to dissolve catarrhs (inflammation and phlegm in the mucous membranes), which cause congestion. It also contains compounds which act as natural antimicrobial and antiviral agents, helping to get rid of any infections.Sea moss has been used to remove radiation poisoning from the body, and to sooth inflamed tissue in the digestive tract. Sea moss is also an excellent natural source of iodine. The carrageenin compounds in combination with its numerous minerals are able to reinforce and support the joints of the body.
- Spearmint - Spearmint is used for digestive disorders including gas, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, upper gastrointestinal tract spasms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bile duct and gallbladder swelling (inflammation), and gallstones. It is also used for sore throat, colds, headaches, toothaches, cramps, cancer and inflammation of respiratory tract. Some people use it as a stimulant, germ-killer, local pain-killer, and anti-spasm medication. Spearmint is applied directly to the skin for swelling inside the mouth, arthritis, local muscle and nerve pain, and skin conditions including pruritus and urticaria. In foods and beverages, spearmint is used as a flavoring agent. In manufacturing, spearmint is used in health food products, cosmetics, and oral hygiene products such as mouthwash and toothpaste.
- Sweet Almond - It can be used to gently dislodge debris from deep within skin pores and follicles, and also may help prevent future acne because of its vitamin A content. You can even create a natural facial scrub using fine sugar mixed with sweet almond oil, safe for even those with sensitive skin.You can even create a natural facial scrub using fine sugar mixed with sweet almond oil, safe for even those with sensitive skin.The nourishing oil can soften and strengthen your hair. It's rich in vitamin B-7, or biotin, soalmond oil helps to keep hair and nails healthy and strong. It can also help protect your hair from sun damage, with a natural SPF 5. You can use almond oil as a scalp treatment.
- Tea Tree - This oil is often used to inhibit bacterial, microbial, and viral infections, while also killing insects, protecting wounds from becoming septic etc.
- Vitamin E - Free radicals can also prevent the healing of scars, so applying vitamin E oil will help to repair and improve the appearance of the damaged tissue,” says Dr. Broumand. Use it to target excessive dryness. ...Vitamin E oil can also work to hydrate and moisturize dry, brittle hair.This is because they can fight free radical damage in the body, which leads to cholesterol oxidation.Certain isomers of vitamin E have powerful antioxidant abilities that have the power to reduce free radical damage, fight inflammation, and therefore help naturally slow aging in your cells and fight off health issues like heart disease.itamin E oil can retain the natural moisture in your skin, which helps your scalp from becoming dry and flakey. This oil also makes your hair look healthier and fresher. You can apply a few drops of vitamin E oil on your hair, especially if it looks dry and dull.Vitamin E can play a crucial role in balancing your endocrine and nervous systems, naturally working to balance hormones naturally. (5) Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance may include PMS, weight gain, allergies, urinary tract infections, changes in the skin, anxiety and fatigue. By keeping your hormones in balance, you will find it easier to maintain a healthy weight, keep a regular menstrual cycle and find yourself feeling more energetic.
- Ylang Ylang - Relaxes and arouses, therapists use this oil for sexual dysfunction. Eases frigidity and impotence. It is also used as an antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, sedative.