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Studies show that sandalwood oil may possess numerous benefits for health and wellness:(42,43)
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Vetiver essential oil may help provide the following health benefits:
Vetiver oil is also believed to benefit those who are suffering from the following conditions: (28,29,30,31,32)
Vetiver oil may also help control attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) thanks to its calming effects. (33,34) A 2001 study (35) conducted by Dr. Terry Friedman found that the oil's aroma improved the brain activity and reduce the symptoms of children with ADHD.
Orange essential oil can provide a lot of benefits to your health. It has anti-inflammatory(2), antiseptic, (3) antidepressant(4) and antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. (5)
As a tonic, orange oil can help curb inflammation in the body by reducing pain and irritation. It also has a carminative property that helps expel intestinal gas, which induces chest pains and indigestion; by relaxing the stomach and anal muscles. (6) Some organic nutritionists believe orange oil may help treat muscular and nervous spasms. In aromatherapy, it aids in relieving anxiety, anger and depression and is beneficial in promoting a healthy wellbeing as it detoxifies your body and boosts your immunity. (7)
Clove essential oil is high in antioxidants and has potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, making it effective for a large variety of common health concerns including toothaches and Candida.
Eucalyptus oil, has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. Eucalyptus is also well known for its ability to fight bacterial, viral and fungal infections, and to help clear the respiratory tract of built up mucus.
Peppermint offers benefits to the respiratory system, including for coughs, colds, asthma, allergies and tuberculosis. Inhaling the peppermint aroma may offer memory enhancement, stress relief and so much more.
Spirulina has one of the highest concentrations of chlorophyll of any food known. Chlorophyll has numerous health benefits; it's well known for its ability to break down and eliminate toxins and heavy metals such as DDT, PCBs, mercury, cadmium, and lead. Spirulina has also been shown to be beneficial for gastrointestinal problems, fighting infections and helping your body assimilate calcium and balance other trace minerals.
Studies have shown that chlorella benefits the entire body by supporting healthy hormonal function, promoting cardiovascular health, helping to negate the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and aiding in the detoxification of our bodies.
The properties of rose essential oil as an antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogic, cicatrizant, depurative, emmenagogue, hemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, stomachic, and a uterine substance are well documented.
Tea tree’s natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory actions make it one of the most beneficial essential oils that should included as part of your natural medicine cabinet. (1)