Ylang-Ylang Cananga adorata

Cananga adorata
ylang-ylang flowers
  • Common Names
  • Ylang-Ylang
  • Botanical Name
  • Cananga adorata
  • Family
  • Annonaceae

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Ylang-Ylang

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How to Use: Ylang-Ylang

Ylang-ylang is a stimulating, yet relaxing oil with antiseptic and aphrodisiac properties, it elevates the spirit and consoles the heart. Ylang ylang extra has an intense floral, sweet, jasmine-like, almost narcotic sensual, euphoric aroma, perfect for loving massages. It is commonly used to lift depressive states, and address poor circulation. Ylang-ylang helps to keep hair and skin healthy. Add ylang-ylang oil to blends for a sweet, intense floral note.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Essential Oil

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Ylang-Ylang Remedies

Ylang-Ylang Side Effects: Beware of adulterations with inferior oils. High concentration can cause headache and nausea.

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Plant Description

Ylang-ylang, Cananga odorata, is the flower of the native Filipino cananga tree. The tree is found throughout tropical Asia. The leaves are long, smooth and glossy, and the branches droop like a willow. The highly perfumed flower is greenish yellow or pink, curly like a starfish, and yields a highly fragrant essential oil.

Regional Traditions :Southeast Asia *

books citedWorks Cited
  1. Walji, Hasnain, Ph.D."The Healing Power of Aromatherapy",Prima (1996)