How essential oils affect the body

The therapeutic properties of essential oils We have known for a long time, many properties have been scientifically proven, although many unknown factors in the field of aromatherapy remain in pharmacology.

The same essential oils can stimulate some organs, but others will have a calming effect. To find the best use of essential oils, you need to understand how essential oils affect different body systems.

Immune system

Essential oils have a positive effect on the immune system due to their bactericidal and antiviral properties. In addition, essential oils can also be used as a prophylactic treatment for various infections.

Basil, bay leaf, bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary and tea tree oils are used as bactericidal and antiviral oils.

Suitable for lowering the temperature and fever: basil, bergamot, eucalyptus, hyssop, lemon, lemongrass, niauli, patchouli, mint and tea tree.

Breathing system

Respiratory infections – Throat, lung or runny nose will be very helpful for inhalation.

Antiseptic oils for sore throats, flu or colds include cardamom, cedar, cinnamon, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, hyssop, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, niauli, pine, mint, thyme and tea tree.

In asthma, spasmolytics such as: basil, bergamot, cardamom, cedar, cinnamon, sage, lavender, marjoram and neroli.

Basil, cardamom, cedar, eucalyptus, spruce, fennel, Franciscan, hyssop, bay, pine, mint, tea tree, thyme and sandalwood can be used as expectorants.

Digestive system

Essential oils that are used topically have a limited effect on indigestion compared to herbs used internally, however, they can be useful in diluting the essential oils at the base and applying them on the spot during an abdominal massage.

Spasmolytic oils for indigestion and cramps include black pepper, chamomile, fennel, lavender, orange, mandarin, marjoram, neroli and mint.

Oils that help reduce appetite and normalize digestion are: bergamot, cardamom, sweet orange and ginger.

To help with bloating and nausea, you can use basil, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, chamomile, cinnamon, fennel, frankincense, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, sweet orange, mint, rose and rosemary. .

To stimulate the gallbladder and increase bile flow, we recommend the following: chamomile, lavender, sweet orange, mint and rosemary.

Essential oils are good for liver problems: chamomile, cypress, lemon, mint, rose and rosemary.

Reproductive system

Essential oils can affect this system in a variety of ways. They can be absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream or work through hormonal changes. Some oils are similar to the reproductive system, such as jasmine and rose, and their long-term use normalizes their function.

Anti-spasmolytic drugs such as chamomile, sage, cypress, jasmine, lavender and rose help to prevent menstrual pain.

For inflammation of the female genitalia, tampons are used using antiseptic essential oils: bergamot, chamomile, geranium, rose and tea tree.

Aphrodisiacs for frigidity are: cinnamon, sage, jasmine, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.


Skin problems can indicate deeper problems in the body, a person’s condition is affected by an emotional state, hormonal imbalance or body pollution.

Essential oils can be very helpful in improving the condition of the skin as they work at all levels of the body.

Essential oils of cedar, eucalyptus, juniper, lavender, lemon or tea tree are used as antiseptics to prevent redness or bites of the skin.

Chamomile or lavender essential oils are used as anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of bruising or eczema.

The essential oils of bergamot, chamomile, cypress, frankincense, geranium, gypsum, lavender, neroli, niauli, patchouli, rose and tea tree are used as a healing remedy for small wounds, cuts, scars or stretch marks.

Nervous system

Essential oils are often described as soothing, but this is sometimes not entirely true, as some oils are adaptogenic, meaning that they have a normalizing or balancing effect on organ systems. For example, geranium can both tonic and soothe, depending on a person’s individual characteristics.

The term ‘sedation’ is more often associated with an emotional than a physiological response, but they may be interrelated. Therefore, oils such as bergamot can calm the nervous system but raise blood pressure.

Bergamot, chamomile, sage, geranium, lavender, lemon, pine and rosemary are commonly used to strengthen the nervous system.

As sedatives for insomnia and irritability, they are: bergamot, cedar, chamomile, sage, frankincense, lavender, lemograss, mandarin, marjoram, neroli, sweet orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver and ylang-ylang.

Basil, cardamom, cinnamon, spruce, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, niauli, mint, rosemary and thyme are used as stimulants for nervous exhaustion and excessive weakness.


Essential oils can be easily absorbed through the skin and enter the bloodstream. Oils that have a warming effect not only improve blood circulation, but also affect the internal organs.

Essential oils such as fennel, juniper and lemon are used as remedies for arthritis and gout.

Circulating oils for inflammation and varicose veins are: cypress, tea tree and lemon.

Hypertensive oils for freezing, in case of poor blood circulation are: eucalyptus, hyssop, mint and rosemary.

Antihypertensive oils for high blood pressure, palpitations, stress are: lavender, lemon, sweet marjoram and ylang-ylang.

As lymphatic stimulants, in case of edema or obesity use: grapefruit, sweet fennel and lemon.

And as a warming oil for rheumatism or muscle tension are used: black pepper, eucalyptus, spruce, ginger, juniper, lemon, pine and rosemary.

Anti-inflammatory or cooling oils for inflammation and pain are: chamomile, lavender and sandalwood.

Analgesic essential oils that help with rheumatoid arthritis and pain are: spruce, geranium, geliris, lavender, lemongrass, sweet marjoram, niauli, mint and rosemary.

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