The ylang-ylang is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia, and in particular the Philippines, Madagascar and the Comoros. It is cultivated for its yellow flowers, which contain multiple benefits. They have always been used by Filipinos who mix them with coconut oil to make what they call “boori-boori”. It is an ointment used to prevent infections and fever, but also to protect the skin from the sun.
It is precisely these flowers that make it possible to obtain, by distillation, the essential oil of ylang-ylang. Soothing, antispasmodic and aphrodisiac, this ET has many benefits.
Ylang-ylang essential oil has soothing properties
The essential oil of ylang-ylang is mainly used for its calming effect. Sedative and relaxing, it is therefore indicated in cases of depression, stress, anxiety, or panic attack. But it is also useful in cases of sleep disorders. If you suffer from insomnia or nocturnal awakenings, this essential oil is for you!
Ylang-ylang essential oil: an ally for the heart
We know that stress has harmful effects on the heart. While ylang-ylang essential oil has the ability to calm anxiety, it can also act directly on the consequences of this stress, such as palpitations or hypertension, in addition to appropriate medical monitoring. And for good reason: it is hypotensive and therefore lowers blood pressure, but also antiarrhythmic, which means that it helps calm the heartbeat.
Ylang-ylang essential oil boosts libido
In the event of a decrease in libido, ylang-ylang essential oil can help! It actually has aphrodisiac effects and is used as a sexual tonic. In the event of helplessness or frigidity, it is therefore a major ally!
Ylang-ylang essential oil: antispasmodic effects
This essential oil is effective in the fight against spasmodic disorders, especially when they are of digestive origin. Do you suffer from stomach aches or a painful period? Bet on ylang-ylang to soothe your pain!
How to choose and use the essential oil of ylang-ylang?
To choose the right essential oil, you should check the information that appears on the packaging. Must be included:
- its name in Latin and French;
- its botanical variety;
- the part used (fruits, flowers, plants, etc.);
- its chemotype;
- his home country ;
- the mention HEBBD (“Botanically and Biochemically Defined Essential Oil”);
- the mention “100% pure nature and total”.
Choosing the right essential oil is important, but it should also be put to good use. To use ylang-ylang essential oil against female sexual fatigue, mix a drop of ylang-ylang essential oil in a vegetable oil (jojoba, for example) then place this combination inside your wrists or on your plexus.
Do you have anxieties, aggressive behavior, do you feel intense stress or do you suffer from depression? Again, mix a drop of ylang ylang essential oil in a vegetable oil before placing it all inside your wrists or on your plexus.
To combat anxiety, it is also possible to combine ylang-ylang essential oil with true lavender essential oil, which also has soothing properties. Warning: this mixture and the dosage are to be defined on a case-by-case basis. We must not forget that essential oils have very powerful actions, so it is important to use them with caution.
Ylang-ylang ET: are there any contraindications and side effects?
The essential oil of ylang-ylang is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. It should also not be used in children under 3 years old. Other important information: the use of this ET internally of this ET is reserved for the therapist.
Side effects that may be associated with ylang-ylang essential oil are skin irritation. It is moreover for this reason that it is advisable to dilute this EO in a vegetable oil and not to use it pure. If in doubt, do not hesitate to seek advice from a specialist.
thanks to Eva Ouhabé, naturopath in Paris.