It was high time for me to switch..dealing with depression gulping those bitter nuggets of anti-depressants, tablets & capsules with numerous side-effects that made me sick to death, the world is going green..hence I resorted to the same path…certain relatives suggested me the oil that exactly brought about the change in my approach. Ylang Ylang oil. Ever heard of it? Even if you have, let me provide you an in-depth account of the magic oil.
Cananga odorata, commonly called Ylang-ylang cananga tree, (pronounced as ilang-ilang), kenanga (Indonesian), fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil plant or perfume tree, is a tree valued for its perfume. The essential oil derived from the flowers is used in aromatherapy.
Cananga odorata var. fruticosa, dwarf ylang-ylang, grows as small tree or compact shrub with highly scented flowers.The name ylang-ylang is derived from Tagalog, either from the word ilang, meaning “wilderness”, indirectly referring to its natural habitat, or the word ilang-ilan, meaning “rare”, suggesting its exceptionally delicate scent.A more widely accepted translation is “flower of flowers”. The plant is native to the Philippines and Indonesia and is commonly grown in Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Comoros Islands.
Okay this was all ‘about’ Ylang Ylang indirectly suggesting the reason it is used as an anti-depressant.
Let’s move on to it’s differentiating qualities substantially………
Ylang-ylang oil has a soothing effect on the nervous system and helps with anxiety, tension, shock, fear and panic.
It is particularly useful with rapid breathing and rapid heartbeat, it can also help with reducing high blood pressure and useful for intestinal infections.
On the skin, ylang-ylang oil has a pacifying effect on the aggrieved and exploited senses.
Burners and vaporizers
In vapor therapy ylang-ylang oil can be helpful with anxiety, tension, shock, fear, panic, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, aphrodisiac, physical exhaustion, frigidity, impotence, insomnia, depression and stress.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath ylang-ylang will assist with physical exhaustion, insomnia, frigidity, impotence, depression, anxiety, nervous tension and stress.
Okay…any of the problems mentioned below might be your area of trouble…
• Respiratory – shortness of breath, cant breath
• Cardiovascular – heart palpitations, racing heart
• Digestive – upset stomach, diarrhea, lack of taste/hunger
• Immune – increase infection
• Endocrine – fatigue, hormonal imbalance, dizziness
• Skeletal/Muscular – stiffness, muscle tension, headaches.
Feel anxious all the time? Going through any of the following??
• Fear – losing control can’t change.
• Apprehension – feelings of insecurity, overwhelmed.
• Mood – not consistent, irritability, sadness.
• Concentration – hard to concentrate, forgetting easily.
• Emotionally unstable
Try the magical oil. See what it does-
Aromatherapy for Relaxation
The most popular use of Ylang Ylang essential oil is to relax oneself and alleviate stress. The warm, soothing scent offered by this oil is great for reducing stress, and will certainly brighten your mood.
High Blood Pressure
One very practical benefit of Ylang Ylang involves lowering blood pressure. Over the years, many people have vouched for this oil’s ability to drop their blood pressure and improve overall health.
As is commonly seen in other essential oils, Ylang Ylang is said to treat the dreaded insomnia. When a person inhales the scent of Ylang Ylang essential oils, they may feel a bit drowsy and sleep better at night
So now you know why I call it the magical oil.
Cananga Odorata : Cananga odorata, commonly called Ylang-ylang
Benefits of Essential Oil: Ylang Ylang this oil is a very good and effective agent for lowering blood pressure
Beauty Indobase: Ylang Ylang oil acts as a wonderful antidepressant.