Health Benefits of Rosewood Essential Oil
The health benefits of Rosewood Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like analgesic, anti depressant, anti septic, aphrodisiac, anti bacterial, cephalic, deodorant, insecticide and stimulant. It is extracted from rosewood tree.
The Rose Wood tree, which Brazil is famous for, are giant evergreen trees bearing the scientific name Aniba Rosaeaodora. Rose Wood is highly priced as a decorative wood and millions of hectares of rose wood forests were cut down for making furniture and show pieces, chopsticks etc.
The Rosewood Essential Oil is extracted from the woody matter of Rosewood tree with the help of steam distillation. Its main components are Alpha Terpineol, Alpha Pinene, Benzaldehyde, Cineole, Camphene, Geranial, Geraniol, Neral, Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool and Linalool Oxide.
This wood could have been used to produce tons of Rose Wood Essential Oil and put to better usages to keep mankind healthier. Let us see what medicinal properties this floral, sweet smelling oil derived from these dead-looking pieces of wood had in store for us.
Health benefits of rosewood essential oil
Analgesic: If not strong, this oil serves as a mild analgesic and can give you relief from slight headache, toothaches and pain in muscles and joints, particularly those resulting from infections of cold, influenza, mumps, measles etc.
Antidepressant: This Essential Oil can take away your depression and leave you smiling within minutes. The mild sweet, spicy and floral aroma of this oil does all the tricks and thus it is favored by the aromatherapy specialists. It drives away sadness and disappointment and prepares you to take on the life with a new and positive point of view. Can be very good for those who recently failed in their tests or in love.
Antiseptic: Before you rush to a doctor following a minor cut or abrasion or an insect bite, you can do one thing. Soak a piece of cotton in the Rosewood Oil and apply it on the affected place. It will not only protect it from infections, but will also help heal it.
Aphrodisiac: Now this is something poets will find very contrary. The hard wood and the aphrodisiac! But it is true. The Essential Oil derived from this hard wood (actually it is bit softer than the other woods like teak) can really arouse soft feelings for your partner and can give you a good time. This can be very beneficial for those people who are losing interest in sex due to tremendous work load, professional stress, worries and effects of pollution. The loss of libido or frigidity is an alarmingly growing problem in metropolitan lives. Here, this oil can be a real help.
Cephalic: This oil can keep your brain cool, active, sharp and alert and can take away headaches as well. This will also improve your memory and help protect you from neurotic disorders.
Deodorant: The mild spicy, floral and sweet smell of this oil can serve as an ideal natural deodorant, driving away the bad odor, making you feel refreshed and keeping you safe from bacterial infections.
Insecticide: This oil has insecticidal properties and can kill small insects like mosquitoes, lice, bed bugs, fleas and ants. You can use it in vaporizers, sprays, room fresheners, floor wash etc. If rubbed on skin, it keeps away mosquitoes too.
Stimulant: This Essential Oil stimulates. It stimulates feelings, secretions of hormones, enzymes, acids and bile, circulation, digestion and other functions.
Other Benefits: It rejuvenates skin and keeps it healthy and young. It can be useful in treatment of nausea, vomiting, cough and cold, stress, wrinkles, skin diseases, acne etc.
Few Words of Caution: No contraindications.
Blending: It blends fine with the essential oils of Orange, Bergamot, Neroli, Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lavender, Jasmine and Rose.
This article was contributed by Aparup Mukherjee