Constituents: Its main chemical components are linalool, caryophyllene, geranyl acetate, p-cresyl methyl ether, methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate and other sesquiterpenes.
Appease Ylang Ylang pure essential oil is extracted from Cangnga Odorata originated from Comores via stream distillation. Ylang ylang actually means “flower of flowers” and was given this name because of its sweet, floral scent. In fact, you could be surprise to know that ylang ylang oil is one of the key ingredients used in the legendary perfume Chanel No. 5!
Ylang Ylang has also gain much popularity due to its many medicinal properties whereby studies shown its ability to reduce tension and anxiety which then leads to an improvement in blood pressure. It has a distinctly relaxing effect on the body and calms the nervous system, thus slow the heartbeat and respiration rate. This makes it perfect for those who suffer from high blood pressure.
Below is the health benefits of Ylang Ylang:
As Ylang Ylang can calm and relax the mind, it can also induces feelings of joy and hope. It may be an effective treatment for those undergoing nervous breakdowns and acute depression after a shock or an accident.
Lowering blood pressure
Ylang Ylang oil could be a natural solution to lowering blood pressure with no adverse side effects on health. It can significant decreases in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and a reduced heart rate. In a 2012 study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers asked 83 people with high blood pressure or prehypertension to inhale the aroma of either a blend of ylang ylang essential oil, lavender essential oil, marjoram essential oil, and neroli essential oil or aplacebo fragrance. Study results showed that those assigned to the essential oil group experienced a decrease in blood pressure, as well as in levels of cortisol (a hormone released during the stress response).
Improve sex desire
Ylang Ylang is a powerful aphrodisiac and can therefore enhance libido and connection thereby improving sex life. It is particularly helpful when impotence and frigidity is caused by mental stress, depression, anxiety and excessive workload. The Ylang Ylang petals are spread over the bed of newly married couples in Indonesia for its mesmerizing aroma and sensual effects.
Ylang Ylang oil was regularly used as a natural hair growth remedy in Victorian England and has continued to be used to treat fine and limp hair. It boosts hair development when massaged into hair follicles and is used as natural treatment for alopecia and thinning hair.
Caution: Be careful when first using Ylang Ylang Essential Oil as it can cause headaches for some individuals, especially if diffused in high concentration.