Flowers, leaves, roots, oils - you name it, plants have been used by humankind for centuries, for all kinds of experiments. With essential oils quickly becoming a household staple, there have been reports on the benefits of:
- Eucalyptus: May help with respiratory problems such as congestion and bronchitis.
- Clary sage: Considered a mild sedative that assists with relaxation.
- Peppermint: Is reported to relieve common cold and flu symptoms, headaches, fevers and stomach upsets.
- Cypress: May aid circulation and calms varicose veins.
- Lavender: Widely cited for its relaxation benefits, and it also claimed to be antibacterial.
- Rosemary: Reported benefits for brain function and memory.
- Sandalwood: A natural aphrodisiac and libido booster.
- Tea tree: Believed to be a natural antiseptic that can cleanse the body.
- Rose: Often suggested to treat acne and aggravated skin.
- Grapefruit: A potential metabolism enhancer and cellulite reducer.
- Frankincense: Said to strengthen skin for a healthy glow.
- Blue chamomile: Believed to be a soothing sedative useful for insomnia, as well as an antiseptic used in treating burns, wounds and bruises.
- Jasmine: Known as a mood booster and general energy raiser.
- Bergamot: Reported to lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar. May also have benefits for the heart and vascular system.
- Neroli: Believed to be an appetite suppressant that also helps to alleviate symptoms of stress and menopause.
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