Melissa

Latin name: Melissa officinalis

Function

  • good for anxiety and hypertension
  • helps circulatory system, especially blood pressure
  • relieves headaches and migraines
  • regulates digestion
  • strengthens immune system

Properties

  • nervine
  • anti-viral
  • anti-depressant
  • sedative

Melissa can help relieve emotional blockage.

Sweet Marjoram

Latin name: Origanum majorana

Function

  • good for respiratory issues
  • helps the circulatory system
  • muscle pains
  • stimulates digestion
  • relaxes anxiety, stress, and tension

Properties

  • expectorant
  • anti-viral
  • astringent
  • laxative
  • carminative
  • antispasmodic

Sweet marjoram works well for colds and flu.

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.