Properties and indications:
Regulates adrenaline flow and relaxes nervous system, resulting in a feeling of joy. Could ease feelings of anger, shock and fear.
Hormonal balancer and a tonic to the womb. Antidepressant and aphrodisiac qualities are well known. Useful with rapid breathing and rapid heartbeat and could reduce blood pressure.
Has a balancing action on sebum, so is effective for dry and oily skins. Has a tonic and stimulating effect on the scalp.
Botanical (and family):
Cananga odorata var. genuina. Family Annonaceae.
Indonesia, Philippines, Madagascar and Comores.
Description of plant:
A small tropical tree with pink, mauve or yellow fragrant flowers. The finer oil is taken from the yellow blooms.
Water or steam distillation from the freshly picked flowers.
A yellowish oily liquid of sweet-floral and balsamic-woody odour, with a tenacious and very sweet, balsamic undertone.