Benefits of essential oils

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What are the benefits of essential oils? There are several benefits of essential oils for hair, for skin and for massage for relieving stress. The various oils along with their benefits have been listed individually below.

Listing of key benefits of essential oils

Amrette Seed

It is helpful in relieving anxiety, fatigue, depression and other stress-related problems. Besides it can be used for pains, cramps, muscular aches and poor circulation.

It is an aphrodisiac and is excellent for freshening up tired and hurting feet. Remember to use it in low dosage and avoid frequent massages or baths.

Aniseed

It is a digestive stimulant and is helpful in treating coughs and bronchitis.

Angelica

It is useful for colds, coughs, flu, muscular pains, aches and rheumatism. Besides, it also helps in digestion and is useful in healing smoker’s cough.

Remember to avoid it during pregnancy. Also it can cause photosensitivity, so avoid exposure to sun after use.

benefits of essential oils

Basil

It is good for students and executives and helps in relieving nervous tension, stress, mild anxiety, nausea, indigestion, loss of appetite, flatulence, cold, fever, spasm, arthritic and rheumatic pains.

Besides it also acts as an insect repellent.

Bergamot

Heals wounds and relieves ulcers, treats eczema and PMT (Pre Menstrual Tension). It also works as an appetizer. Bergamot is also beneficial in treating oily skin problems, sore throat, tonsillitis, colic, flatulence and indigestion.

Also, it is useful in treating depression, anxiety, mental and psychological disturbances.

It also acts as an antiseptic for urinary tract problem, cystitis and is effective in treating cold sores, chicken pox and shingles.

Avoid exposure to sun after use and do not use on sensitive skin as it can cause irritation.

Black Pepper

It helps in relieving muscular pains, stiffness and fatigue. It gives temporary relief from arthritis, cold, flu, respiratory infections, catarrh and loss of appetite.

Besides, it helps maintain peripheral circulation, tones muscles and increases concentration and alertness. Always use it in moderation.

Camphor

Camphor helps in treating coughs, colds, fever, rheumatism, arthritis, insomnia, sprains, depression, acne and inflamed skin.

Cardamom

It helps in relieving nausea, coughs and headaches and is a tonic.

Chamomile

Eases anxiety, anger and fear and is helpful in treating insomnia, colitis, gastritis, diarrhoea, urinary tract infection, menopause and menstrual related problems.

It is also used in treating skin problems like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. Besides, it is useful for soothing burns, blisters, inflamed wounds and broken capillaries.

Clove bud

It relieves aches, joint pain, asthma, colds, flu, ulcers, toothache, bronchitis, nervous tension, depression and stress.

benefits of essential oils

It is used as an effective antiseptic, and analgesic anti-bacterial.

Besides, it is useful in fighting acne and also helps in relieving athlete’s foot and cuts.

Cedar wood

Symptoms of acne, inflamed skin, eczema, oily skin and pimples can be temporarily relieved with cedar wood.

It also helps relieve arthritis, mild anxiety, stress, itching and dandruff.
It is useful as an insect repellent also.

Cypress

It is an astringent to circulation, haemorhoids, varicose veins and cellulite. Cypress brings down external bleeding and excessive perspiration and heavy menstrual flow.

Besides it is useful in asthma, bronchitis, cold and flu and also helps to heal swollen breasts.

Clary sage

It is used in dealing with stress, migraine, muscular tension and PMT. It brings down – high blood pressure and excessive sebum.

Besides it helps to reduce post natal depression and eases child birth by encouraging labour.

Note that Clary sage can cause drowsiness and it must be avoided during pregnancy and if one is suffering from epilepsy.

benefits of essential oils

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus helps to clear stuffed nose and head, acts as a decongestant and cures fever and cold. Besides, it relieves fatigue, sprains, aches, sinusitis and mild respiratory infections.

It is anti inflammatory and is useful in treating wounds, burns, boils, abscesses, blisters, cold sore, blemishes, insect bites and is an insect repellent, too.

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