What are the health benefits of ylang ylang?

Cananga odorata is the tropical tree from whose flowers is derived the useful essential oil that we call Ylang Ylang.

Image of ylang ylang flower on the tree

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Antidepressant
  • Antiseborrheic (for skin disorders)
  • Antiseptic
  • Aphrodisiac (may increase libido)
  • Hypotensive (lowers blood pressure)
  • Nervine (strengthens the nervous system)
  • Sedative
  • Antioxidant support

CONDITIONS THAT MIGHT BENEFIT FROM YLANG YLANG

HOW TO USE YLANG YLANG

  • Add drops to your bath water.
  • Blend with a carrier oil and massage into scalp.
  • Breathe the vapors with a diffuser.
  • Add to cosmetic preparations.
  • Blend with carrier oil and apply to your face.
  • Blend in a carrier oil and use for a relaxing massage.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS (from excessive use)

SHARE