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Information on Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang Ylang oil is a certain type of oil commonly obtainedby steam distillation of the flowers from the cananga odorata tree. The tree isa fast growing one and it comes from the family of annonaceae, also commonly knownas the family of custard-apple. It can grow up to 40 feet in height and itrequires plenty of sun and acidic types of soil in order to grow properly. The tree can be characterized by oval,pointed leaves which are also very glossy. The flowers of cananga odorata treeare known for having six yellow petals which may be pink in some rare cases.The flowers are used for the production of the ylang ylang oil. The tree alsobears clusters of black fruit which are a very important food items for severaltypes of birds too. The chemical composition of ylang ylang oil containscertain important ingredients such as sesquiterpenes, methyl benzoate, methylether, p-cresyl, caryophyllene, geranyl acetate and linalool. The oil is alsovery popular because it has very potent sedative, hypotensive, aphrodisiac,antiseptic and antidepressant properties. The actual process of steamdistillation can be controlled in order to produce different grades of ylangylang oil.

Ylang Ylang Oil Benefits

Ylang ylang tree is valued because of its fragrant flowersso much that it is sometimes referred to as the perfume tree. The oil extractedfrom the flowers is mostly used in the production of perfumes. The oil can alsobe used in aromatherapy because it may come in very handy in preventing andtreating various medical conditions. The oil is characterized by a very exoticfragrance and it has a yellowish color. Ylang ylang oil is very efficient when itcomes to reducing nervous tension, insomnia, depression, anxiety and all othersimilar medical conditions which are commonly related to stress. Ylang ylangoil is also very potent when it comes to skin care and hair care. It can beused by all those who suffer from oily skin, acne and excessive secretions ofsebum. The oil is also very efficient in stimulating the scalp and promotingthe growth of hair, so that is why it is commonly contained in various haircare products. Some people use it for the treatment of certain other medicalconditions such as motion sickness, intestinal infections, high blood pressure,rapid heartbeat and several others. The oil can also be blended with othertypes of oil.

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