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Properties of Essential oils

by Penny Keay

Essential oils are said to have “properties”.

What are all the different properties they can have? The properties can be very general and some are more specific.

The most common ones we use for infections are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral and include terms like antiseptic, anti-infective.

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There are ones that are anti-inflammatory, analgesic; anti-spasmodic and ones considered hypo-tensive (for low blood pressure) and hypertensive (for high blood pressure), rubefacient, antitoxic, and lymphatic stimulants that help circulation.

There are expectorants and decongestants, aperitifs to help with appetites, there are aphrodisiacs and mental stimulants.

Then there are those that are sedative and nervines. There are antidepressants and other emotional concerns such as grounding, grieving and much more.

As you can see these are just a few of the types of actions essential oils can provide.

Below is a list of the commons terms listing the properties of essential oils. Not every oil will process each of these properties, but most all oils will be able to be listed under 3-4 or even up to 15-20 properties.

Moreover, all essential oils have varying degrees of the anti-infective properties. There are different oils with some of them being better for various infections than do others.

Because they can have different properties and everyone can have different chemical needs explains why certain blends or single essential oils work better for one person and another blend or oil will work better for someone else.

The following list is not all-inclusive, but a small sampling of many of the properties essential oils can and do possess.

It all depends what they each need from the oils and in what proportions are available in each oil.

Analgesic; Anesthetic; Anti-arthritic; Anti-catarrah; Antidepressant; Anti-emetic; Anti-flatulent; Antihistaminic; Antipruritic; Antipyretic; Anti-rheumatic; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic; Antitoxic; Antitussive; Anti-viral; Aperitif; Aphrodisiac; Astringent; Bactericidal; Balsamic; Calming; Carminative; Cicatrizant; Decongestant; Demulcent; Deodorant; Diaphoretic; Digestive; Disinfectant; Diuretic; Emmenagogue; Expectorant; Febrifuge; Fungicidal; Galactogogue; Germicidal; Hypertensive; Hypotensive; Insect-repellant; Mucolytic; Muscle relaxant; Nervine; Parasiticide; Rubefacient; Relaxing; Restorative; Sedative; Stimulant; Stomachic; Tonic; Vasoconstrictive; Vasodilator; Vermifuge; Vulnerary;

Hope this gives you a little inkling of all the helpful properties these precious oils can have. Again, this list is not very inclusive. There are other properties – less common that some oils will have.

We suggest you purchase an aromatherapy book such as “Aromatherapy for Dummies” by Kathy Keville.

Here she will list essential oils that possess many of the above listed properties for specific ailments.

Of course, you can always do a ‘search’ on our site for ailments to see what essential oils are suggested to use for that condition.


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