Ylang Ylang: The New Age Elixir
The modern-day lifestyle demands you to fit in a particular ‘niche’. A niche can be related to anything you do. It may be your work, hobby, habit or just leisurely things. You feel a constant pressure to put on that happy feeling or at least cheerful pictures on social media. The young generation is always hooked on digital devices. There is an invisible muddle under development in people with anxiety disorders. The situation calls for an urgent need for digital detox and de-stressing. A calm mind can make well-informed decisions. Ylang Ylang, a flower from the Cananga tree, also known as the Ylang Ylang tree, is a ray hope in these distressing times.
What is Ylang Ylang?
Ylang-Ylang is a green-yellow flower that grows on the Ylang Ylang tree. Cananga tree belongs to the custard apple family, Annonaceae. The tree can be found in the rainforest regions of Asia and more prominent in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The flower has a unique aromatic Ylang Ylang scent. The tree can attain a height of up to 40 ft in ideal conditions. The evergreen leaves have a glossy and smooth finish. The drooping flowers are long and possess a sea star type appearance. Ylang Ylang flower oil is well known for its therapeutic medicinal properties.
The Ylang Ylang essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of Ylang Ylang flowers. This oil is commonly used in aromatherapy sessions. It has a concentrated sweet, fresh, and floral scent to it.
Now, Check the Health Benefits of Using Ylang Ylang Oil:
The oil contains the chemical LINALOOL. This chemical is said to have anti-depressant properties. It calms your nerves and arouses the feelings of relaxation. It can even aid in managing chronic stress and reverse social aversion. However, the heavy dosage must be checked as the oil has significant sedative properties.
● Reducing High Blood Pressure
The oil has magical effects on controlling high blood pressure as it has a good amount of GERANYL ACETATE. This chemical is known to have diuretic, energizing, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. A blend of Ylang Ylang, Lavender, and Marjoram oils can cure hypertension and anxiety-related troubles. Many studies also hint at reducing high levels of Cortisol in people affected by high stress.
● Improving Skin Quality And Promote Hair Growth
The presence of BETA-CARYOPHYLLENE in this oil nourishes your skin and hair. The anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-seborrheic constituents have the power to deep cleanse your skin. A regular massage with coconut oil mixed with few drops of Ylang Ylang oil can improve the overall appearance of your hair.
● An Aphrodisiac
The oil can improve your libido and romance in the bedroom as it acts as a powerful aphrodisiac. The high percentage of FARNESENE and GERANYL ACETATE in the oil fills your room with a sensual and sweet fragrance.
Ylang Ylang Oil Types
Ylang Ylang oil is available in various concentrations and types. There are 5 main classifications to it.
● Ylang Ylang Extra
● Ylang Ylang I
● Ylang Ylang II
● Ylang Ylang III
● Ylang Ylang complete
The numbers I, II, and III refer to the number of times Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is distilled through fractionation. As the number increases from I to III, the intensity of aromatic fragrance decreases. The first four types are obtained one after another during the oil fractionation process. Ylang Ylang Complete is a measured combination of all four types.
This quintessential stress reliever packs so many benefits and delivers to you in the most natural way. The oil alone is highly concentrated. Consultation with a doctor is advised before its use by pregnant women and children.