What is this unusual flower with a funny name? Perhaps it's something more than you could imagine. A favorite essential oil, Ylang Ylang produces a beautiful, floral scent that makes it a beloved fragrance of perfume makers and aromatherapies. The clamor for it boomed only in the recent decades, thanks to a wide media of cosmetics using this tropical flower as the star of their product. But under the layers of its sweet notes are a handful of other health benefits. Discover what Ylang Ylang does for your nose, and for your health, by stocking up on this essential oil.
Uses of Ylang Ylang Oil
Improves the mood
This fragrance was not initially known for its scent but as a medicine. It is among the oldest antidepressant, used by the specialists to fight the bad vibes away and in turn, relaxes the body and the soul. It pushes away anxiety, chronic stress and the glooms of sadness and uplifts the person with pleasant feelings of joy. Ylang Ylang flower was used as the treatment for those who suffer from nervous breakdowns and acute depression.
Wards off skin inflammation and Eczema
Ylang Ylang is also known to fight a type of Eczema produced by sebaceous glands. When there's irregular sebum production, the skin turns dry or utterly greasy and starts to peel off in a very unsightly manner. Ylang Ylang wards off the inflammation by regularizing sebum production. It may also be used to treat the infection. With that said, it must be mentioned that Ylang Ylang is also a powerful antiseptic. It helps prevent bacterial infections and further complications from wound and abrasions. In fact, this essential oil helps in stopping microbial growth from potential sepsis and tetanus as well as fungi. Wounds heal up easily with the aid of this oil.
A known aphrodisiac
But other than its medicinal properties, Ylang Ylang is also a favorite aphrodisiac. The tropical nature of this plant inspires one's sensual emotions and bring out an inner vitality to those who suffer from a toxic atmosphere. It is also a sedative; it calms the soul while reducing the feelings of stress and anger on the side. Because of this, it is also a potent essential oil for lowering high pressure, as well as a great booster for the immune system.