Therapeutic properties of essential oils

anesthetic (Pain relieving) cinnamon, cloves, peppermint
anti-allergic chamomile, melissa
anti-asthmatic cedarwood, chamomile (Roman), cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender
antibiotic garlic, tea tree
anti-coagulant (blood thinning) geranium
antidepressant benzoin, 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-rheumatic cajuput, celery, chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus, hyssop, juniper, lemon, lavender, niaouli, oregano, pine, rosemary, thyme
anti-scorbutic (prevents scurvy) fir, ginger, lemon, lime
antiseptic basil, 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-venomous basil, thyme
antiviral eucalyptus, garlic, immortelle, lavender, lime, tea tree
anxiety benzoin, chamomile (Roman), clary sage, jasmine, lavender, neroli, sandalwood
aperitif (improves appetite) bay, caraway, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, sage, thyme
aphrodisiac angelica, 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
bactericide basil, 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
cardiac aniseed, 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
concentration basil, black pepper, ginger
cytophylactic (helps fight infection) carrot seed, frankincense, geranium, immortelle, lavender, mandarin, neroli, rose
decongestant cajuput, eucalyptus, garlic, lavender, niaouli, peppermint, pine
deodorant benzoin, bergamot, citronella, clary sage, coriander, cypress, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh, pine, rosewood
depurative (detoxify) caraway, carrot seed, coriander, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon, rose
detoxification cedarwood, grapefruit, lemon, orange, rosemary
digestive black pepper, coriander, ginger, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint
disinfectant caraway, 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
energy basil, grapefruit, lemon, orange, rosemary
exhaustion black 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: sweaty cypress, clary sage, geranium, peppermint
fever bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, eucalyptus, ginger, lemon, melissa
flatulence coriander, peppermint
gout juniper, geranium, peppermint
gum infection myrrh, peppermint, tea tree
hangover cypress, grapefruit, juniper, pine, rosemary
hay fever eucalyptus, chamomile (German), lavender, melissa
hypertension camphor, hyssop, rosemary, thyme
hypo-tension celery, clary sage, lavender, lemon, melissa
headache basil, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, melissa, peppermint
heartburn chamomile (German), marjoram, peppermint
indigestion cardamom, coriander, ginger, lemon, peppermint
infection black pepper, cinnamon, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, myrrh, pine, rosemary
influenza bay, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cypress, ginger, lemon, peppermint
insect repellent cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, sandalwood
insomnia chamomile (Roman), lavender, clary sage, neroli, petitgrain, sandalwood
irritability benzoin, chamomile (Roman), clary sage, geranium, lavender, neroli, sandalwood
jet lag basil, geranium, grapefruit, peppermint, rosemary
laxative aniseed, black pepper, ginger, lemon, nutmeg, parsley, rose, violet
laryngitis benzoin, bergamot, cypress, lavender, lemon
measles bergamot, chamomile (German), eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, tea tree
memory enhancement basil, rosemary
menopause chamomile (Roman), clary sage, cypress, geranium, jasmine, lavender, sandalwood
menstrual problems clary sage, geranium, lavender, chamomile (Roman), marjoram
migraine chamomile (Roman), lavender, peppermint, rosemary
mouth infection geranium, myrrh, tea tree
mumps chamomile (German), lavender, tea tree
muscle pains basil, bay, black pepper, chamomile (Roman), clary sage, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary
nausea clove, ginger, melissa, peppermint
nosebleed cypress, lavender, lemon
neuralgia (nerve pain) bay, benzoin, black pepper, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, peppermint
overindulgence juniper, grapefruit, lemon, peppermint
over-work clary sage, lavender, neroli
pms clary sage, chamomile (Roman), geranium, neroli, rosemary
respiratory problems basil, benzoin, cedarwood, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood
relaxing benzoin, carnation, clary sage, geranium, lavender, neroli, sandalwood, ylang-ylang
rheumatism black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, cloves, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, lavender, lemon, pine, rosemary
scar tissue helichrysum, jasmine, neroli, petitgrain, sandalwood
seasickness ginger
sedative benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, mandarin, melissa, neroli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang
shock basil, lavender
sinusitis basil, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tea tree
sunburn chamomile (Roman), eucalyptus, lavender
throat eucalyptus, lemon, sandalwood, tea tree
tonsillitis lavender, tea tree
toothache chamomile (Roman), clove, peppermint
tonic basil, black pepper, carrot seed, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, ginger, hyssop, lemon, lemongrass, myrrh, nutmeg, neroli, orange, pine, rose,rosewood
varicose veins cypress, geranium, lemon
windburn chamomile (Roman), lavender
wounds benzoin, bergamot, chamomile (Roman), eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, tea tree