||Warming, soothing, aphrodisiacal,
anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac,
astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue,
hypotensive, nervine, regulator (or seborrhoea), tonic, uterine.
||Menstrual problems, depression, anxiety,
high blood pressure, muscular aches and pains, asthma, throat infections, whooping cough,
colic, cramp, dyspepsia, flatulence, acne, boils, dandruff, hair loss, inflamed conditions
in skin, oily skin and hair, ulcers, wrinkles, the genito-urinary system disorders such as
amenorrhoea, labor pain, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea and nervous system disorders such as
frigidity, impotence, migraine, nervous tension and stress related disorders.
||Antiseptic, analgesic, anitneuralgic,
antirheumatic, antispasmodic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant,
depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, parasiticide, prophylactic,
rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge, vulnerary.
||Muscular aches and pains, poor
circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs,
sinusitis, throat infections, cystitis, leucorrhoea, chicken pox, colds, epidemics, flu,
measles, nervous system disorders such as debility, headaches, neuralgia and skin
disorders such as burns, blisters, cuts, herpes, insect bites, insect repellent, lice,
skin infections, wounds.
||Soothing, refreshing, relaxing,
antidepressant, astringent, antihaemorrhagic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cicatrisant,
deodorant, diuretic, fungicidal, haemostatic, stimulant, tonic, vulnerary.
||PMT, adrenocortical glands and menopausal
problems, nervous tension, neuralgia, apathy, anxiety, stress related conditions, sore
throat, tonsillitis, cellulitis, engorgement of breasts, poor circulation and skin
complaints such as acne, bruises, broken capillaries, burns, congested skin, cuts,
dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, lice, oily complexion, mature skin, mosquito repellant,
ringworm, ulcers and wounds.
||Analgesic (mild), antidepressant,
anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cicatrisant,
expectorant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative, tonic (uterine).
exhaustion and stress
related conditions. Jasmine is said to produce a feeling of optimism, confidence and
euphoria. It is especially good in cases of apathy, indifference, or listlessness. Jasmine
is also used for catarrh, coughs, hoarseness, laryngitis, dysmenorrhoea, frigidity, labor
pains, uterine disorders and other skin problems such as dry, greasy, irritated, sensitive
skin and for muscular spasms and sprains.
||Lavendula Vera Officinalis
||Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant,
antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, carminative,
cholagogue, choleretic, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic,
hypotensive, insecticide, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, tonic, vulnerary. An
excellent first aid oil. It soothes cuts, bruises and insect bites.
||One of the most
essence. It is used for nervous system disorders such as depression, headache,
hypertension, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension, stress related conditions, PMT,
sciatica, shock and vertigo. Lavender is useful in treating skin conditions such as
abscesses, acne, allergies, athlete's foot, boils, bruises, burns, dandruff, dermatitis,
earache, eczema, inflammations, insect bites and stings, insect repellant, lice,
psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, sores, spots, all skin types, sunburn and wounds. Other
applications of lavender is for the treatment of disorders such as lumbago, muscular aches
and pains, rheumatism, sprains, asthma, bronchitis, halitosis, laryngitis,
throat infections, whooping cough, abdominal cramps, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea,
cystitis, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea and for flu.
||Refreshing, antiseptic, stimulating,
anti-anaemic, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antisclerotic, antiscorbutic, antispasmodic,
antitoxic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic,
diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, stimulates white
||Warts, depression, acne and indigestion.
arthritis, cellulitis, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, obesity (congestion), poor
circulation, rheumatism, asthma, throat infections, bronchitis, catarrh, dyspepsia, colds,
flue, fever and infections. Other applications of lemon are in the treatment of
brittle nails, boils, chilblains, corns, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, insect bites, mouth
ulcers, spots, and varicose veins.
||Digestive, cooling, refreshing, mentally
stimulating, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral,
astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, expectorant, hepatic, nervine,
stomachic, sudorific, vermifuge and antispasmodic.
||Muscle fatigue, bad breath, toothache,
bronchitis, indigestion and travel sickness, neuralgia, muscular pain, palpitations,
asthma, sinusitis, spasmodic cough, for digestive system disorders such as colic, cramp,
dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea and skin problems such as acne, dermatitis, ringworm,
scabies and for toothache.
||Citrus Aurantium var amara
||Soothing, calming, antidepressant. Also
antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, digestive, nervine, stimulant (digestive, nervous),
||Skin problems, apathy, irritability and
depression, convalescence, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, stress related conditions,
dyspepsia, flatulence, acne, excessive perspiration, greasy skin and hair and for toning.
||Analgesic, antimicrobial, antioxidant,
antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative,
choleretic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, fungicidal, hepatic, hypertensive,
nervine, parasiticide, restorative, rubefacient, stimulant of circulatory, adrenal cortex
and hepatobiliary systems, stomachic, tonic.
colds, poor circulation,
aches and pains and mental fatigue. Debility, headaches, hypotension, neuralgia, mental
fatigue, nervous exhaustion, stress related disorders, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, asthma,
bronchitis, whooping cough, colitis, dyspepsia, flatulence, hepatic disorders,
hypercholesterolaemia. Rosemary is also used for treatment of disorders such as
arteriosclerosis, fluid retention, gout, muscular pains, palpitations, poor circulation,
rheumatism and for the treatment of skin conditions such as acne, dandruff, dermatitis,
eczema, and greasy hair. Other uses are as an insect repellent, for promoting hair growth,
and for the treatment of scabies, scalp stimulation, lice and varicose veins.
antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, diuretic,
expectorant, fungicidal, insecticidal, sedative and tonic.
||Depression, insomnia, nervous tension,
stress related complaints, cystitis, diarrhea, nausea, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs,
laryngitis, sore throat, acne, dry, cracked and chapped skin, aftershave, greasy skin,
See: Tea-Tree Oil
||Antifungal, antiseptic, anti-infectuous,
anit-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericidal, balsamic, cicatrisant, diaphoretic,
expectorant, fungicidal, immono-stimulant, parasiticide, vulnerary.
||Dandruff, mouthwash, cuts, insect bites,
pimples, abscess, acne, athlete's foot, blisters, burns, cold sores, herpes, oily skin,
rashes, spots, veruccae, warts, wounds, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis,
tuberculosis, whooping cough, vaginitis, cystitis, colds, fever, flu,
infectious illnesses such as chicken pox.
||Cananga Odorata var. genuina
||Antidepressant, anti-infectious, euphoric,
aphrodisiac, relaxant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, hypotensive, nervine, regulator,
sedative (nervous), stimulant (circulatory), tonic.
||Depression, nervous tension, high blood
pressure, hyperpnoea (abnormally fast breathing), tachycardia, palpitations and digestive
upsets. For skin care such as for acne, hair growth, hair rinse, insect bites, irritated
and oily skin. For other nervous system disorders such as frigidity, impotence, insomnia,
and stress related disorders.
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