Therapeutic properties of essential oils

anesthetic(Pain relieving) cinnamon, cloves, peppermint
anti-allergicchamomile, melissa
anti-asthmaticcedarwood, chamomile (Roman), cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender
antibioticgarlic, tea tree
anti-coagulant(blood thinning) geranium
antidepressantbenzoin, bergamot, carnation, clary sage, lavender, lemongrass, neroli, orange
anti-dontalgic(for toothache) cajuput, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, peppermint, pimento
anti-microbial(same as antibiotic or antiviral) myrrh, tagetes, thyme
anti-neuralgic(counteracts nerve pain)bay, cajuput, cloves, lemon
anti-rheumaticcajuput, celery, chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus, hyssop, juniper, lemon, lavender, niaouli, oregano, pine, rosemary, thyme
anti-scorbutic(prevents scurvy) fir, ginger, lemon, lime
antisepticbasil, bergamot, black pepper, cajuput, camphor, cedarwood, cinnamon, cloves, fir, frankincense, lavender, lemon, nutmeg, parsley, rose,sandalwood
antispasmodic(Calms spasms – mostly stomach) angelica, aniseed, basil, bay, bergamot, camphor, clary sage, clove, jasmine, lavender, mandarin, neroli, nutmeg, orange, peppermint,sandalwood, tangerine, thyme
anti-sudorific(prevents sweating)clary sage
anti-venomousbasil, thyme
antiviraleucalyptus, garlic, immortelle, lavender, lime, tea tree
anxietybenzoin, chamomile (Roman), clary sage, jasmine, lavender, neroli, sandalwood
aperitif(improves appetite) bay, caraway, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, sage, thyme
aphrodisiacangelica, aniseed, basil, black pepper, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, ginger, jasmine, nutmeg, pimento, rosewood, sandalwood, thyme, vetivert,ylang-ylang
astringent(causes skin to contract – helps to stop bleeding)bay, benzoin, cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, geranium, hyssop. immortelle, juniper, lemon, lime, myrrh, peppermint, rose, rosemary, sandalwood,yarrow
bactericidebasil, garlic, immortelle, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lime, myrrh, neroli, rose, rosewood, tea tree
balsamic(soothing and healing) cajuput, clary sage, eucalyptus, myrrh, niaouli, pine, tea tree
bechic(relieves a cough) ginger, hyssop, oregano, sandalwood, thyme
cardiacaniseed, black pepper, camphor, cinnamon, hyssop, nutmeg, thyme
carminative(good for the stomach and gas) angelica, aniseed, basil, bergamot, black pepper, carrot seed, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, hyssop, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, melissa, nutmeg,orange, oregano, parsley, peppermint, pimento, rosemary, spearmint, thyme
cholagogue(stimulates bile) bay, hyssop, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary, rosewood
cicatrisant(helps wound healing) bergamot, cajuput, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, hyssop, juniper, lavender, rosemary, tea tree
cordial(comforting) benzoin, bergamot, lavender, marjoram, melissa, neroli, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree
concentrationbasil, black pepper, ginger
cytophylactic(helps fight infection) carrot seed, frankincense, geranium, immortelle, lavender, mandarin, neroli, rose
decongestantcajuput, eucalyptus, garlic, lavender, niaouli, peppermint, pine
deodorantbenzoin, bergamot, citronella, clary sage, coriander, cypress, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh, pine, rosewood
depurative(detoxify) caraway, carrot seed, coriander, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon, rose
detoxificationcedarwood, grapefruit, lemon, orange, rosemary
digestiveblack pepper, coriander, ginger, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint
disinfectantcaraway, clove, juniper, lime, myrrh, pine
diuretic(increases urination) bay, benzoin, black pepper, carrot seed, cedarwood, cypress, eucalyptus, hyssop, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, parsley, pine, rose,rosemary, sandalwood, violet
energybasil, grapefruit, lemon, orange, rosemary
exhaustionblack pepper, clary sage, frankincense, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, ylang-ylang
expectorant(expel mucous from lungs) angelica, basil, bergamot, cajuput, cedarwood, garlic, hyssop, myrrh, parsley, pine, peppermint, sandalwood, thyme
feet: sweatycypress, clary sage, geranium, peppermint
feverbergamot, black pepper, chamomile, eucalyptus, ginger, lemon, melissa
flatulencecoriander, peppermint
goutjuniper, geranium, peppermint
gum infectionmyrrh, peppermint, tea tree
hangovercypress, grapefruit, juniper, pine, rosemary
hay fevereucalyptus, chamomile (German), lavender, melissa
hypertensioncamphor, hyssop, rosemary, thyme
hypo-tensioncelery, clary sage, lavender, lemon, melissa
headachebasil, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, melissa, peppermint
heartburnchamomile (German), marjoram, peppermint
indigestioncardamom, coriander, ginger, lemon, peppermint
infectionblack pepper, cinnamon, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, myrrh, pine, rosemary
influenzabay, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cypress, ginger, lemon, peppermint
insect repellentcedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, sandalwood
insomniachamomile (Roman), lavender, clary sage, neroli, petitgrain, sandalwood
irritabilitybenzoin, chamomile (Roman), clary sage, geranium, lavender, neroli, sandalwood
jet lagbasil, geranium, grapefruit, peppermint, rosemary
laxativeaniseed, black pepper, ginger, lemon, nutmeg, parsley, rose, violet
laryngitisbenzoin, bergamot, cypress, lavender, lemon
measlesbergamot, chamomile (German), eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, tea tree
memory enhancementbasil, rosemary
menopausechamomile (Roman), clary sage, cypress, geranium, jasmine, lavender, sandalwood
menstrual problemsclary sage, geranium, lavender, chamomile (Roman), marjoram
migrainechamomile (Roman), lavender, peppermint, rosemary
mouth infectiongeranium, myrrh, tea tree
mumpschamomile (German), lavender, tea tree
muscle painsbasil, bay, black pepper, chamomile (Roman), clary sage, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary
nauseaclove, ginger, melissa, peppermint
nosebleedcypress, lavender, lemon
neuralgia(nerve pain) bay, benzoin, black pepper, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, peppermint
overindulgencejuniper, grapefruit, lemon, peppermint
over-workclary sage, lavender, neroli
pmsclary sage, chamomile (Roman), geranium, neroli, rosemary
respiratory problemsbasil, benzoin, cedarwood, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood
relaxingbenzoin, carnation, clary sage, geranium, lavender, neroli, sandalwood, ylang-ylang
rheumatismblack pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, cloves, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, lavender, lemon, pine, rosemary
scar tissuehelichrysum, jasmine, neroli, petitgrain, sandalwood
seasicknessginger
sedativebenzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, mandarin, melissa, neroli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang
shockbasil, lavender
sinusitisbasil, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tea tree
sunburnchamomile (Roman), eucalyptus, lavender
throateucalyptus, lemon, sandalwood, tea tree
tonsillitislavender, tea tree
toothachechamomile (Roman), clove, peppermint
tonicbasil, black pepper, carrot seed, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, ginger, hyssop, lemon, lemongrass, myrrh, nutmeg, neroli, orange, pine, rose,rosewood
varicose veinscypress, geranium, lemon
windburnchamomile (Roman), lavender
woundsbenzoin, bergamot, chamomile (Roman), eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, tea tree