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Aromatherapy Herbs

Another alternative medicine research find.

For this list I have also included the traditional aromatherapy application methods, but again, for those in the witchcraft community who are looking to expand ingredients this might prove some useful experimentation

Aroma Therapy

Regulators:

Bergamot (citrus bergamia) – [Massage, bath, vapor] anxiety, depression, skin issues

Frankincense (boswellia thurifera) – [massage, bath, vapor] fear, nightmares, arthritis

Geranium (pelargonium graveolens) – [Massage, bath, perfume, medicine] mood swings, menopause, ulcers, diarrhea

Rose Absolute (rosa centifolia) – [Massage, bath, perfume] anxiety, emotional trauma, menstruation, impatience, confusion

Rosewood (aniba rosaeodora) – [massage, bath, perfume] Anxiety, insomnia, mood swings, menstruation, irregularity

Stimulants:

Peppermint (menthe piperita) – [Inhalation, bath, vapor, medicine, massage] mental fatigue, concentration/memory, indigestion, nausea, flatulence, muscle/joint aches and pains

Eucalyptus (eucalyptus globulus) – [inhalation, massage, vapor] cold, flu, bronchitis, arthritis, muscle pain, infection, immune deficiency

Juniper (juniperus communis) – [Medicine, massage] cysts, urinary tract infection, arthritis, gout, menstruation, light menstrual flow

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – [Inhalation, bath, vapor, massage] mental fatigue, poor memory, arthritis, muscle aches, immune deficiency

Tea-Tree (melaeuca alternifolia) – [topical to affected areas, medicine, massage] burns, insect bites and stings, mouth ulcers, athletes foot, ringworm, nailbed infection, cysts, thrush

Sedatives:

Chamomile (anthemis nobilis) – [Massage, inhalation, bath] anger, irritability, menstrual cramps, heavy menstrual flow, menopause

Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) – [Massage, bath, inhalation, vapor, perfume, application to affected area] anxiety, insomnia, burns, insect bites and stings, skin issues

Marjoram (origanum marjorana) – [Massage, bath, inhalation] anxiety, stress, hypertension, insomnia, asthma, panic attack

Orange blossom “bitter orange” (citrus aurantium) – [massage, inhalation, bath, vapor, perfume] anxiety, stress, palpations, insomnia, immune deficiency

Sandalwood (santalum album) – [massage, bath, vaporization, medicine, gargle] stress, fear, insecurity, cysts, urinary infection, throat infection, laryngitis

Euphorics:

Clary Sage (salvia sclarea) – [Massage, bath, perfume, vapor, gargle] depression, menstrual cramps, PMS, throat, laryngitis

Grapefruit (citrus paradisi) – [massage, bath, perfume, vapor, medicine] depression, resentment, gallstones, kidney stones, arterial deposits

Jasmine (jasminum officinale) – [massage, bath, perfume, vapor] depression, lack of confidence, impotence, frigidity, introversion, emotional coldness

Rose Otto (rosa damascene) – [massage, bath, perfume, compress] depression, grief, hangover, infertility in women

Ylang-ylang (canaga odorata) – [massage, bath, perfume, vapor, inhalation] depression, anger, impotence, frigidity, hypertension, palpations

Aromatherapy Tip of the Week-Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang is basically a tropical tree indigenous to Asia, especially Indonesia. The blossoms of this tree are used to prepare an essential oil that is widely used in manufacturing perfumes as well as in aromatherapy. The ylang ylang essential oil is extracted by steam distilling the highly fragrant flowers of the tree. Ylang ylang flowers have a profound and sweet aroma something akin to that of jasmine and in many cultures, they are scattered on the beds of the newly married as a sign of good luck or wishing fertility. For a long time, the essential oil obtained from ylang ylang flowers was regarded as an aphrodisiac, denoting that its aroma stimulates desire for sexual activities.

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