Ylang Ylang III, the last fraction collected during the last hours of distillation, is a slightly thicker, more earthy and less sweet oil, and is composed almost entirely of sesquiterpenes.
Sesquiterpenes are a class of chemicals common in higher plants that are naturally occurring alcohols. Sesquiterpenes rarely exist in volatile aromatic oils.
Sesquiterpenes give Ylang Ylang its powerfully antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Research has shown Ylang Ylang to be effective for treating tachycardia and hypertension!
When distilled from plant matter sesquiterpene compounds are known to stimulate the liver and endocrine glands.
Often used in massage oil lubricants Ylang Ylang is known for relieving muscular aches and pains.
In Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, the sweet, warm aroma of Ylang Ylang helps to regulate and pacify both Vata and Pitta Doshas.
Symptoms of Vata imbalance are premenstrual syndrome, constipation, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, anxiety and worry.
Symptoms of Pitta imbalance are high blood pressure, anger, frustration and emotional upsets, inability to go with the flow.
PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.
Aromatherapy is a gentle and noninvasive complementary health care system used for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind, spirit and emotions to enhance your health. Properly administered essential oils are a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being and can produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.