Lavender Oil

Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula latifolia, Lavandula x intermedia

Function

  • calming
  • good for headaches, stress, colds, and flu
  • helps heal the skin
  • muscle pain
  • aids PMS symptoms
  • insect repellant

Properties

  • anti-depressant
  • antiseptic
  • anti-viral
  • anti-bacterial
  • expectorant
  • sedative
  • nervine

Lavandula angustifolia is the most common lavender, it is soothing.  Lavandula latifolia is also known as spike lavender and is better for the respiratory and muscular systems.  Lavandula x intermedia is also known as lavendin, it is calming, antiseptic, and anti-viral.

Eucalyptus Oil

Latin: Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus dives, Eucalyptus citriodora

Function

  • muscle pain
  • headache
  • decongestant
  • insect repellant
  • helps colds and flu

Properties

  • expectorant
  • anti-viral
  • anti-bacterial
  • antiseptic
  • astringent
  • sedative

Eucalyptus globulus is the most prevalent while radiata has stronger anti-viral and expectorant properties.  Eucalyptus dives can be used on the skin and citriodora is calming and soothing.

Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is found in plants including the cereal grasses like wheat grass, barley grass, rye grass, kamut, and alfalfa.

Function

  • anti-bacterial
  • anti-microbial
  • help deliver oxygen to organs in the body
  • antioxidant
  • improves energy
  • neutralizes toxins

Chlorophyll is high in magnesium and is also good for anemia.

Aloe

Latin name: Aloe vera or Aloe barbadensis

Function

  • antioxidant for the skin
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-bacterial
  • improves digestion
  • soothes ulcers
  • emollient
  • can relieve pain
  • helpful for constipation
  • enhances immune system
  • good for tissue repair

The older and larger the plant the more beneficial it is.

Aloe can penetrate tissue faster than water.

Aloe can penetrate tissue faster than water.