Country of origin: Croatia, France, Mediterranean.
Color of oil: yellowish.
Effects: analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, soothing, sedative, cardiotonic, hypotensive, soothes headaches, balancing, regenerating, cicatrizant.
Indications: rheumatism, muscular pains, arthritis, candidiasis, all kinds of infections, eczemas, acnes, sores, insect bites, herpes, burns, scars, dermatitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, tuberculosis, flu, headaches, migraines, insomnia, anxiety, depression, melancholy, tachycardia, hypertension, urinary tract infections, is an outstanding repellent.
Country of origin: Ivory Coast.
Effects: soothes, stimulates digestive system and circulation; anti-inflammatory, sedative, anti-depressant; skin regeneration.
Indications: anxiety, nervousness, insomnia; difficult digestion, poor appetite, bloating, spasms in gastritis, slow circulation, excessive sweating.
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtle).
Effects and indications: Eucalyptus is essential oil which was accepted in medicine already in 19th century as an exceptional antiseptic oil with a wide range of effects, strong bactericidal, virucide and anti-inflammatory effect. World-renown aromatherapist Dr. Jean Valnet published that dispersed 2% solution of essential oil eucalyptus globulus destroys 70% of staphylococci in the air! Otherwise, eucalyptus is more often used in treatment of infections of lower respiratory tract.
Color of oil: transparent.
Effects: analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infection, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antispasmodic, carminative, stimulates liver function, expectorant, mucolytic, neurotonic, raises blood pressure, stimulates reproductive organs, repellent.
Indications: headaches, migraines, rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, neuralgias, fungal skin infections, bronchitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, high temperature, nausea, herpes, cystitis, sun burns, dry skin problems, acnes, apathy, nervousness, fatigue, impotence, frigidity. Peppermint essential oil is pervasive and pungent. It also cools and refreshes. Its aroma has stimulating effect and helps to overcome fatigue. Peppermint oil helps with concentration and stimulates determination, improves mood and rejuvenates.
Country of origin: Mediterranean countries, Brazil, USA, Africa.
Color of oil: pale yellow..
Effects: antibacterial, antiseptic, antianemic, anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, antisclerotic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, digestive, diuretic, immunostimulatory, anti-coagulant.
Indications: viral infections of respiratory tract, flu, sinusitis, rheumatism, gout, raised temperature, decline of immune system, anemia, diarrhea, gastritis, stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer, loss of appetite, headache, thrombosis, varicose veins, phlebitis, insect bites, herpes.
Origin: Central America and Mexico, it is also cultivated in Madagascar, Tahiti, Eastern Africa and Indonesia.
Aromatherapy use: psychological effect of scent.
Country of origin: Indonesia, cultivated all over the world, Philippines, Molucca Islands, Madagascar.
Effects: antihelmintic, antibiotic, anti-emetic, antihistaminic, anti-rheumatic, anti-neuralgic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, carminative, expectorant, kills larvae, spasmolytic, stimulating.
Indications: only leaf oil and for acnes, athlete's foot, injuries, burns, insects, inflammation of gums, ulcers, sores, arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, colic, dyspepsia, nausea, colds, flus, infections.
Way of derivation: steam distillation of leaves.
Main chemical components: eugenol, beta-pinene, beta-caryophyllene, cinnamyl acetate, benzyl benzoate, linalool, cinnamyl alcohol.
Effects: immunostimulant; effective against pathogenic bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Indications: infections of mouth, enterocolitis, urogenital infections, HPV infections. Cinnamon leaf essential oil (Cinnamomum verum J. Presl (=C. zeylanicum Nees) Lauraceae), unlike cinnamon bark is less irritating because it contains only small quantities of cinnamaldehyde (up to 2%). Due to content of phenol (eugenol), as well as oil derived from bark, it has beneficial effect against pathogenic bacteria, fungi and viruses. It has immunostimulating effect by increasing production of immunoglobulin A which protects mucosa in the body (including respiratory and intestinal mucosa). It contains up to 85% of phenol eugenol, aromatic alcohol of cinamol up to 7%, β-caryophyllene and esters such as benzyl benzoate.
Country of origin: Bulgaria, Turkey and France, similar types grow in China, India and Russia.
Effects: antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antituberculosis agent, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericide, choleretic, cicatrizant, depurative, emmenagogue, hemostatic, hepatic, laxative, regulates appetite, sedative, tonic.
Indications: cracked capillaries, intensive care of all skin types, eczemas, herpes, pimples, ulcers, palpitations, slow circulation, asthma, cold, high temperature, cholecystitis, poor liver function, nausea, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, menorrhagia, problems with uterus, impotence, insomnia, frigidity, headache, migraine.
Country of origin: Algeria, Mediterranean countries.
Color of oil: transparent, yellow or red-brown.
Effects: antibacterial, anti-infective, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, stimulates capillary circulation, carminative, cicatrizant, diuretic, expectorant, antiparasitic, neurotonic, warming.
Indications: acnes, insect bites, skin problems, hair loss, poor circulation, flatulence, slow digestion, bronchitis, sinusitis, rheumatism, arthritis.
Effects and indications: leaf contains one to 2,5% of essential oil which is not an active component. There are three to four chemotypes of the essential oil.These are: