Health Benefits of Neroli Essential Oil
The health benefits of Neroli Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti depressant, aphrodisiac, anti septic, bactericidal, cordial, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, disinfectant, anti spasmodic, deodorant, digestive, emollient, sedative and tonic.
Here is yet another essential oil from a citrus fruit. No wonder, most of its medicinal properties match those of other citrus essential oils. This oil is extracted by steam distillation of flowers of Neroli whose botanical name is Citrus Aurantium. There is another name Citrus Vulgaris assigned to it. The chief components of this essential oil are Alpha Pinene, Alpha Terpinene, Beta Pinene, Camphene, Farnesol, Geraniol, Indole Nerol, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Methyl Anthranilate, Nerolidol and Neryl Acetate.
Ever heard about Eau-de-Cologne? Do you know what it is traditionally made from? Yeah! You got me right! It is made from this Neroli Essential Oil. Even the name Neroli is related to its use as perfume. So, it is world famous as a perfume. What next? Next is a whole list containing some marvelous medicinal properties of this essential oil; just have a look.
Health benefits of neroli essential oil
Antidepressant: If you cannot escape from depression even in parties and discotheques, you can try this essential oil. Neroli Essential Oil drives away depression, invokes a feeling of joy and happiness and uplifts mood. That is why this oil is extensively used in Aromatherapy.
Aphrodisiac: Those who want to relive those pink and blue moments of their youth even in their fifties, should give it a try. This does not only promote arousals and increase libido, but helps cure loss of interest in sex, frigidity, impotence and erectile dysfunctions. It has also been seen to gives rise to romantic and sexual feelings, which is very important for leading a successful sexual life, because as it is said, “Sex is in the brains!”
Antiseptic: When you got a cut or wound and the doctor is too far to reach for an anti-tetanus injection, you may apply this oil on your wounds. This will protect your wounds from infections and tetanus, and effectively. You can take your time to visit the doctor.
Bactericidal: Let’s put it simple! It kills bacteria and hence it is a bactericidal. In diseases like cholera, typhoid, food poisoning and certain skin conditions caused by bacteria, this oil may prove useful in giving a cure.
Cordial: Want a protection from cold in winters? You have a good choice in Neroli Essential Oil. This will keep you warm and won’t let cough and cold infect you. It will also check production of excess mucus and make it easy breathing and sleeping in winters.
Carminative: This will show an “Exit” way for the gases building up inside your stomach and intestines. You know how it feels when you are relieved of your gases. You feel light, your appetite comes back, no more indigestion, inflammations and stomachaches and you get a lower blood pressure as a bonus.
Cicatrisant: This property of Neroli Essential Oil works better than any anti-mark cream or lotion. In fact, some herbal anti-mark applications use this essential oil. This fades away the scars, spots and after-marks left by acne, boils, pox etc.
Cytophylactic: Promotes generation of new cells and health of those already present. This makes you grow bigger, stronger and healthier.
Disinfectant: Disinfects body as well as your surroundings. Cures infections of colon, prostrate, kidneys and urinary tracts when taken internally. Otherwise, helps cure skin infections and protects from new infections too.
Antispasmodic: Efficiently handles spasm and gives relief from spasmodic coughs, cramps, spasmodic aches and spasmodic cholera. It relaxes the muscles.
Deodorant: Drives away odor. Can be used on body as perfume or in rooms as room fresheners or vaporizers. This will not only drive away odor but will also disinfect rooms.
Digestive: Neroli Essential Oil promotes digestion and increases appetite.
Emollient: This is one of the most popular properties of Neroli Essential Oil. It cares for the skin. It makes the skin smooth, free from infections and adds glamour. It helps maintain the right moisture and oil balance in the skin.
Sedative: It sedates. It gives relief from anxiety, distress, anger, depression, inflammations and irritations. Relaxes body and soul.
Tonic: Looks after all the aspects for a good health, such as maintaining right rate of metabolism, proper circulation and boosting immune.
Other Benefits: It can be used to cure neuralgia, colitis, diarrhea and fat-cracks. It is also effective in reducing weight.
Few Words of Caution: No threats. Should avoid using when needs concentration or want to avoid sleep.
Blending: Blends particularly well with all citrus oils. Also goes well with essential oils of Benzoin, Geranium, Lavender, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Rosemary and Sandal Wood.