The following oils may assist in alleviating the complaints listed.
This is not a comprehensive list nor is it considered to be a prescription for the named complaint.
Essential Oil to Symptoms
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Apricot Kernel – premature skin aging, inflammation, dryness (use 100%), minerals and vitamins.
Benzoin – coughs, itching, arthritis, colds, sedative.
Birch – gout, rheumatism, eczema, ulcers.
Black Pepper – colds, aches, Influence, flatulence, rheumatism.
Bois de Rose – tonic, coughs, headache, antidepressant.
Camphor – coughs, colds, fever, rheumatism, arthritis, stimulant.
Chamomile, German – nervous conditions, insomnia, antibacterialb, disinfectantk, anti-inflammatoryc, teething, sunburn, psoriasis, eczema, asthmazz, hay fever, diarrhea, sprains, nausea, fever, depression, contains azulene, (uplifting), tonic.
Cinnamon Leaf – flu, rheumatism, warts, coughs, colds, antiviral.
Clove – antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, toothache, digestive problems, muscular disorders, asthma, nausea, sinusitisx, sedative, nerve tension, general weakness, antispasmodic – do not use undiluted on skin.
Coriander – indigestion, flu, fatigue, rheumatism, flatulence, nervousness, analgesic.
Cumin – indigestion, headache, liver problems, stimulant.
Dill – flatulence, indigestion, constipation, nervousness, gastric upset, headache.
Eucalyptus Globulus – sore throat, coughs, bronchitis, sinusitis, skin infections, ulcers, sores, rheumatism, aches, pains, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory.
Eucalyptus Peppermint – ulcers, sores, coughs, colds, fever, respiratory problems, antiviral, headache, flu, rheumatism, arthritis.
Eucalyptus Radiata – antiviral, colds, coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough, rheumatism, muscle strain, antiseptic.
Evening Primrose – PMT, MS, menopausal problems, heart disease, psoriasis, eczema, prevents premature aging, 10% Gamma Lineolenic Acid, vitamins, minerals.
Fennel – digestive problems, menopausal problems, obesity, constipation, kidney stones, nausea, diuretic.
Geranium – chilblains, cosmetic, endometriosisf, menopause, diabetes, throat infections, nerve tonic, sedative, uterineaaa and breast cancer, frostbite, infertility, antiseptic, astringent, skin toner, adrenal, hormones, relaxing, uplifting, emollientmm, tonic.
Ginger – stimulant, rheumatism, muscular aches, pains, sprains, broken bones, colds, nausea, diarrhea, alcoholism, digestive disorders.
Grapeseed – all skin types – 100% base oil vitamins, minerals, protein.
Hazelnut – slight astringent base oil 100%, vitamins, minerals, protein.
Hops – neuralgia, bruising, menstrual and menopausal problems, rheumatism, nerves, diuretic, sedative, analgesic.
Hyssop – bruising, rheumatism, arthritis, coughs, colds, sore throat, antiviral, hypertension, circulatory, nervous tension, asthma, tonic.
Jojoba – inflammation, psoriasis, eczema, acne, hair care, penetrates, 10% protein, minerals, waxy collagen-like substance.
Juniper Tree/Bush – tonic for nervous system, digestive stimulant, diuretic, acne, coughs, ulcers, fatigue, rheumatism, sores, urinary infections.
Lavender – burns, prevents scarring, antibioticbb, antidepressant, sedative, immunoactive, wounds, relaxing, emollient, antiseptic, tonic, eczema, tension, insomnia, asthma, rheumatism, arthritis, bacterial conditions, headache, dermatitis, fainting.
Lemongrass – antiseptic, infections, headache, sore throat, respiratory system, fever, tonic, insect repellent.
Lemon – water purifier, antiseptic, antibacterial, verrucas, insect Bites, tension headache, Lymphatic tonic, digestive stimulant, cellulitecc, slimming, antiwrinkle, diuretic, stimulant, anxiety, astringent, antiseptic, vitamin c, carotene (a) bioflavonoids.
Marjoram – relaxing, sprains, bruising, colds, rheumatism, intestinal cramps, menstrual problems, anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, insomnia, circulatory, muscular disorders.
Melissa – relaxing, nervousness, antibacterial, antifungal, diarrhea, eczema, sedative, cardiac tonic.
Myrrh – antiseptic, astringent, tonic, healing agent, dermatitis, coughs, mouth and skin ulcers, antibacterial, antifungal.
Neroli – antidepressant, aphrodisiac,antiseptic, digestive aid, sedative, antibacterial, bronchitis, diarrhea, antifungal, insomnia, relaxing, emollient.
Naouli – antiseptic, soothing, analgesic, decongestant
Nutmeg – nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, rheumatism, arthritis, nervousness, insomnia, cardio stimulant.
Olive – rheumatic conditions, hair care, soothes, 10% protein, minerals, vitamins.
Orange – depression, anxiety, constipation, nervous conditions, muscular spasm, tonic, sedative, antiseptic.
Oregano – antiviral, bronchitis, rheumatism, respiratory system, muscle pain, digestive.
Palmarosa – skin infections, anorexia, tonic.
Parsley – nervous conditions, kidney problems, menstrual and menopausal problems, sedative, diuretic.
Patchouli – skin inflammations, antifungal, acne, eczema, dandruff, antiseptic, diuretic, insecticide.
Peppermint – inflammation, nausea, indigestion, fever, flatulence, headache, migraine, liver problems, arthritis, stimulant.
Petitgrain – anxiety, insomnia, depression, antiseptic, tonic, aids convalescence.
Pimento – flatulence, indigestion, cramps, intestinal problems, colds, rheumatism, muscle strain, depression, tonic, tranquilizer.
Pine – antiseptic, diuretic, stimulant, adrenal glands, bladder, kidney, chest infections, infections, fatigue, rheumatism, gout, flu, bronchitis, muscle pain, diuretic, respiratory system, sore throat, colds, circulatory, muscle pain, turpentine.
Ravensara – antiviral, liver infections, lung infections, respiratory problems, antiseptic.
Rose – depression, aphrodisiac, female organ regulator, astringent, sedative, heart tonic, stomach, liver, uterus, nausea, headache, insomnia, skin care, relaxing, tonic, emollient, antiseptic.
Rose Maroc – menstrual disorders, depression, stress, tension, circulatory conditions, tonic, sedative.
Rosemary – physical and mental stimulant, muscular conditions, antiseptic, sprains, arthritis rheumatism, depression, fatigue, memory loss, migraine, flu, diabetes, hair care, antiseptic, stimulant, tonic.
Sage – Plant – tonic, antiseptic, diuretic, hypertension, Female Reproductive system, sores, fatigue, nervousness, asthma, bronchitis, Low hypertension, antibacterial, rheumatism, arthritis, sprains, Fibrosisoo, astringent.
Sweet Almond – itching, soreness, emollient, inflammation, (use 100%), glucosides, minerals, vitamins, protein.
Tagetes – antifungal, skin infections, cuts, sprains, strains, wounds, circulatory, antiseptic.
Tangerine – uplifting.
Thyme Red (Vulgaris) – antibacterial, urinary infections, rheumatism, lethargy, sores, wounds, stimulant tonic, immunoactive.
Vetiver – calmative, anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia, rheumatism, muscle relaxant, antiseptic, tonic.
Violet -inflammations, kidney problems, obesity, skin infections, fibrosis, rheumatism, analgesic, liver decongestant.
Wintergreen – stimulant.
Ylang Ylang – sedative, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypertension, intestinal infections, impotence, uplifting, emollient, anxiety, depression, sedative, tonic.
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|aAntidepressant||Uplifting to the mind and spirit, alleviates depression. (Oils: basil, bergamot, geranium, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, rose, ylang ylang)|
|bAntibacterial||Fights bacterial growth. (Oils: western red cedar, balsam fir, bay laurel, bergamot, bitter orange, cardamom, cassia, chocolate peppermint, cinnamon bark, cinnamon leaf, cistus, citronella, cypress, tea tree, peppermint, others)|
|cAnti-Inflammatory||Reduces inflammation. (Oils: basil, german chamomile, frankincense, catnip, cinnamon bark, cinnamon leaf, cistus, citronella, clove, eucalyptus polybractea, eucalyptus radiata, fleabane, geranium, goldenrod, gurjum balsam, helichrysum, kanuka, lavender, ledum, lemongrass, lemon tea tree, others)|
|dAntispasmodic||Calms down muscle spasms. (Oils: basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, juniper, lavender, peppermint, rose, rosemary)|
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. In many people, it’s marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. In many people, it’s marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like “whoop.” (Oils: camphor, clary sage, cypress, kanuka, lavender, mullein, naouli, oregano, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, violet leaf)
|fEndometriosis||A condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain. (Oils: star anise, eucalyptus globulus, eucalyptus radiata, fennel)|
A chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints and resulting in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers,
|hReflexaromatherapy||The art of combining reflexology and aromatherapy to increase the efficacy of both healing modalities.|
|iDecongestant||Relieves congestion – especially from mucous. (Oils: black pepper, eucalyptus globulus, ginger, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, saro, tsuga, white fir, yarrow, balsam fir, cajeput, davana, fir needle, hyssop, lavender, ledum, myrtle, patchouli, pennyroyal)|
|jAphrodisiac||Stimulates sexual desire. (Oils: black pepper, jasmine, juniper, patchouli, rose, ylang ylang)|
|kDisinfectant||A chemical liquid that destroys bacteria. (Oils: caraway, clove, davana, dill, all citrus oils, tea tree, may chang, rue, spruce, swamp paperbark, western red cedar)|
|lHemorrhoids||A swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus. (Oils: mullein, myrrh, myrtle, naouli, patchouli, peppermint, rue, yarrow, cypress, fleabane, geranium)|
|mTranquilizer||A substance or medicine taken to reduce tension or anxiety. (Oils: bitter orange, calamus, vanilla)|
|nPalpitations||Undue awareness of heartbeat, or rapid heartbeat or abnormal rhythm of the heart. (Oils: lavender, lemon verbena, melissa, neroli, rose, rosemary, tansy, ylang ylang, clary sage)|
The accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal (the whole passage along which food passes through the body from mouth to anus. It includes the
The accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal (the whole passage along which food passes through the body from mouth to anus. It includes the esophagus, stomach, and intestines). (Oils: allspice, anise, basil, bay laurel, caraway, cardamom, cassia, coriander, cumin, dill, hyssop, lavender, ledum, marjoram, melissa, myrrh, nutmeg, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, tangerine, tarragon, yarrow)
|pBronchitis||Inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes. It typically causes bronchospasm and coughing. (Oils: lavender, ledum, lemon, lime, marjoram, may chang, melissa, mugwort, mullein, myrrh, myrtle, naouli, oregano, pennyroyal, peppermint, peru balsam, ravensara, rose, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, saro, spearmint, spruce, tea tree, thyme, tsuga, violet leaf, anise, basil, benzoin, bergamot, cajeput, calamus, camphor, caraway, carrot seed, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, cypress, elemi, fir needle, frankincense, galbanum, helichrysum, hyssop)|
|rStimulant||Has a invigorating action on the body and circulation. (Oils: black pepper, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree)|
|sRheumatism||Any disease marked by inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, or fibrous tissue, especially rheumatoid arthritis. (Oils: allspice, basil, benzoin, bergamot, birch, blue tansy, cajeput, camphor, carrot seed, cassia, cedarwood, cinnamon leaf, clove, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus globulus, fir needle, frankincense, galbanum, ginger, helichrysum, hyssop, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, marjoram, naouli, nutmeg, oregano, parsley, peppermint, pine, rosemary, sage, spruce, star anise, tansy, thyme, vetiver, violet leaf, virginia cedarwood, wintergreen, yarrow)|
|tAntiseptic||Helps prevent the growth of bacteria. (All essential oils are antiseptic to a certain degree, with probably the most effective being bergamot, eucalyptus, juniper.)|
The normal cessation of menstruation. (Oils: davana, fennel, geranium, lavender, sage, star anise, yarrow, angelica, german chamomile, cinnamon bark,
A condition of the skin in which it becomes red, swollen, and sore, sometimes with small blisters, resulting from direct irritation of the skin by an
A condition of the skin in which it becomes red, swollen, and sore, sometimes with small blisters, resulting from direct irritation of the skin by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it. (Oils: geranium, gurjum balsam, helichrysum, hyssop, juniper, lavender, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, sage, spearmint, spruce, star anise, tagetes, thyme, violet leaf, blue tansy, carrot seed, clove, coriander, fleabane)
|xSinusitis||Inflammation of the lining membrane in any of the hollow areas (sinuses) of the skull around the nose. Sinusitis may be caused by anything that interferes with air flow into the sinuses and the drainage of mucous out of the sinuses. (Oils: basil, cajeput, clove, eucalyptus citriodora, eucalyptus globulus, eucalyptus radiata, fir needle, ginger, kanuka, lime, marjoram, mullein, naouli, pine, ravensara, spearmint, tea tree, thyme)|
|yAstringent||Causes skin tissue to contract, so good for toning skin. (Oils: frankincense, geranium, juniper, peppermint, rose, rosemary)|
|zLaryngitis||Inflammation of the larynx, typically resulting in huskiness or loss of the voice, harsh breathing, and a painful cough. (Oils: cypress, eucalyptus citriodora, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, ledum, lemongrass, mullein, pine, thyme, cajeput, caraway)|
|aaAntifungal||Prevents the growth of fungi. (Oils: cinnamon bark, celery seed, cinnamon leaf, citronella, davana, douglas fir, eucalyptus citriodora, eucalyptus globulus, geranium, holy basil, kanuka, lavandin, others)|
|bbAntibiotic||Fights infection in the body by preventing the growth or destroying bacteria. (Oils: may chang, tagetes, bay laurel, german chamomile, roman chamomile)|
|ccCellulite||Persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin, especially on women’s hips and thighs. Not in technical use. (Oils: juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, parsley, patchouli, rosemary, tangerine, thyme, yarrow, cypress, douglas fir, fir needle, grapefruit)|
|ddCalmative||Has a soothing and calming effect. A sedative. (Oils: bergamot, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, patchouli, rose, ylang ylang, yuzu, spikenard, may chang)|
|eePsoriasis||A chronic skin disease characterized by red patches and silver scaling. (Oils: benzoin, bergamot, cajeput, carrot seed, coriander, cedarwood, geranium, helichrysum, juniper, lavender, mugwort, myrtle, peppermint, spruce, thyme)|
|ffAnalgesic||Pain relieving - usually applied locally. (Oils: bergamot, chamomile, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary)|
|ggNeuralgia||Stabbing pain along a nerve pathway. (Oils: marjoram, neroli, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tansy, yarrow, yuzu, allspice, bay laurel, black pepper, citronella, coriander, geranium)|
Helps to produce urine and remove water from the body. (Oils: wintergreen, anise, benzoin, black pepper, caraway, cardamom, cumin, cypress, fennel,
|iiAntiviral||Counteracts the effects of viruses. (Oils: cinnamon leaf, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus citriodora, lavender, tea tree, spruce, tansy, swamp paperbark, thuja, thyme, tsuga, vitex, blue cypress, cassia, cistus, cumin, davana, eucalyptus globulus, eucalyptus polybractea, eucalyptus radiata, holy basil, kanuka, ledum, lemon, lime, others)|
|jjDigestive||Substance which aids in the digestion of food. (Oils: basil, bay, bergamot, black pepper, fennel, frankincense, peppermint, rosemary)|
|kkDeodorant||Works against and masks body odor. (Oils: benzoin, bergamot, lavender, patchouli)|
|llDebility||Physical weakness, especially as a result of illness. (Oils: nutmeg, cardamom)|
|mmEmollient||Softening and soothing to the skin. (Oils: lemon verbena, may chang, neroli, sandalwood, violet leaf)|
|nnRelaxant||Used to promote relaxation or reduce tension. (Oils: davana, marjoram, mullein, allspice)|
|ooFibrosis||The thickening and scarring of connective tissue, usually as a result of injury. (Oils: violet leaf, sage)|
|ppImpotence||Chronic inability to attain or sustain an erection for the performance of a sexual act. Sterility, especially in the male. (Oils: ylang ylang, cardamom, jasmine, nutmeg, rose, rosewood, sandalwood)|
|rrCystitis||Inflammation of the urinary bladder. It is often caused by infection and is usually accompanied by frequent, painful urination. (Oils: juniper, myrtle, naouli, parsley, pine, ravensara, sandalwood, spearmint, tea tree, thyme, wintergreen, yarrow, yuzu, benzoin, birch, cajeput, german chamomile, clove, eucalyptus globulus, eucalyptus polybractea, fennel)|
A psychological disorder (not now regarded as a single definite condition) whose symptoms include conversion of psychological stress into physical
A psychological disorder (not now regarded as a single definite condition) whose symptoms include conversion of psychological stress into physical symptoms (somatization), selective amnesia, shallow volatile emotions, and overdramatic or attention-seeking behavior. The term has a controversial history as it was formerly regarded as a disease specific to women. (Oils: melissa, mugwort, neroli, peppermint, vetiver, camphor, cedarwood)
|ttCatarrh||Excessive discharge or buildup of mucus in the nose or throat, associated with inflammation of the mucous membrane. (Oils: eucalyptus citriodora, eucalyptus radiata, ginger, hyssop, myrrh, naouli, pine, rosemary, spearmint, tagetes, tansy, ravensara, tea tree, thyme, violet leaf)|
A medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with blisters that cause itching and bleeding, sometimes resulting from a
A medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with blisters that cause itching and bleeding, sometimes resulting from a reaction to irritation (eczematous dermatitis) but more typically having no obvious external cause. (Oils: geranium, gurjum balsam, helichrysum, jasmine, juniper)
Gout is a disease that results when crystals of uric acid form in tissues of the body. Gout is characterized by an overload of uric acid in the body
Gout is a disease that results when crystals of uric acid form in tissues of the body. Gout is characterized by an overload of uric acid in the body and recurring attacks of joint inflammation (arthritis). (Oils: basil, birch, carrot seed, cornmint, coriander, davana, fennel, juniper, mugwort, nutmeg, pine, rosemary, tansy, thyme, wintergreen, yarrow)
|xxInsomnia||Habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep. (Oils: ylang ylang, bergamot, catnip, german chamomile, roman chamomile, cistus, clary sage, cypress, geranium, holy basil, lavender, ledum, linden blossom, mandarin, marjoram, may chang, melissa, myrtle, neroli, petitgrain, ravensara, spikenard, swamp paperbark, tangerine, thyme, valerian)|
|yyTonic||Tones the body generally, or in one area. Can be mildly stimulating and has a restorative effect. (Oils: black pepper, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosemary, tea tree)|
A respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It usually results from an allergic reaction
A respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It usually results from an allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity. (Oils: lavender, lemon, lime, marjoram, may chang, melissa, mullein, myrrh, myrtle, naouli, oakmoss, oregano, pennyroyal, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, saro, spearmint, spruce, tea tree, thyme, tsuga, white fir, basil, benzoin, blue cypress, cajeput, calamus, camphor, caraway, clary sage, frankincense, galbanum, goldenrod, helichrysum, hyssop)
|aaaUterine||A tonic of the uterus. (Oils: clary sage, frankincense, jasmine, rose)|
|bbbLethargy||A lack of energy and enthusiasm. A pathological state of sleepiness or deep unresponsiveness and inactivity. (Oils: jasmine, may chang, patchouli, saro)|
|cccAnorexia||An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat. (Oils: palmarosa, tarragon, thyme, carrot seed)|
|dddColic||Severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas or obstruction in the intestines and suffered especially by babies. (Oils: lavender, mountain savory, parsley, peppermint, star anise, yarrow, angelica, cajeput, calamus, caraway, cardamom, cassia, catnip, cumin, dill, ginger, hyssop)|
|eeeCandida||A yeastlike, parasitic fungus that can sometimes cause thrush. (Oils: kanuka, myrrh, oregano, palmarosa, peppermint, rosewood, saro, spearmint, spikenard, tea tree, thyme, bergamot, eucalyptus globulus, goldenrod, holy basil)|
|fffChronic||(Of an illness) persisting for a long time or constantly recurring.|