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Ylang Ylang has a variety of constituents which exhibit a wide array of actions. The sesquiterpenes present in this oil are responsible for the phermonal effects that help to balance male-female energies. Its fragrance can help restore the feelings of self-love and confidence. This explains why ylang ylang is said to influence sexual behavior and has been used to enhance relationships.
Ylang Ylang has been researched for its harmonizing ability on the heart and respiratory systems. It has been found to support blood pressure and pulse rate while decreasing labored breathing (PMID: 15303255). Furthermore, the esters and alcohols contained in this oil provide a balancing and toning effect. The synergism of all its properties makes ylang ylang is an effective oil for decreasing spasms and supporting blood vessels. Ylang Ylang can also be used as an maintain healthy blood sugar.
But don’t let this oil fool you; just because it’s harmonizing and tends to bring back balance with a calming effect, this oil is a powerful for immune support! It also inhibits microbial growth! The alkaloid sampangine has been found to be cytoxtic to human melanoma and leukemia cells (PMID: 16289142, PMID: 15033745). This oil is truly a perfect blend of physical and emotional medical properties, and for the somewhat vain, it may make your hair shiner!