Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Ylang Ylang

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Cananga odorata
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Ylang ylang oil comes from the flowers of the Cananga odorata tree. It has a sweet, floral scent.

Properties[edit]

Circulatory[edit]

Reduces hypertension (high blood pressure).

Emotional[edit]

Helps relieve stress and anxiety. Encourages deep sleep.

Immunological[edit]

Fights intestinal infections.

Sexual[edit]

Can help relieve sexual dysfunction. Can act as an aphrodisiac.

Caution[edit]

  • Ylang ylang oil may irritate sensitive skin.
  • The strong scent may cause headache or nausea.