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Behind the unique shape, ylang flower has various benefits that are good for the he alth of the body, from reducing stress to treating fungal infections. Let's get to know more about the various benefits of this ylang flower
Yannga flower is a flower from the ylang tree (Cananga odorata) which grows in many Asian countries, including Indonesia. Most of the benefits of ylang flowers usually come from the essential oil content in it.
Various Benefits of Ylang Flower
Yanga flowers have long been used as raw materials for making perfumes. Now, ylang flowers are often used as aromatherapy, because essential oils or essential oils and bioactive compounds in them are thought to provide he alth benefits, including:
1. Reducing stress and anxiety levels
Research shows that inhaling the aroma of ylang flower essential oil can reduce anxiety and stress levels, and increase self-confidence. Ylang flower essential oil has even been shown to increase the effectiveness of suicide risk prevention therapy in patients with major depression.
You can feel the benefits of this ylang flower by applying its essential oil to the skin, so you can inhale the aroma throughout the day.
2. Lowering blood pressure
A study revealed that the content of ylang flower essential oil has the effect of lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressure and slowing the heart rate. This effect can be beneficial for people with hypertension, especially when used regularly.
3. Improve sleep quality
Yanga flower essential oil is known to have linalool compounds which can produce a sedative (sedating) effect. This compound can reduce nerve activity in the brain, causing a drowsy effect. No wonder the ylang flower is often used as aromatherapy to make you sleep better.
4. Prevent and relieve asthma symptoms
Asthma is a respiratory disease that is closely related to stress. If you have asthma, you can use ylang flower essential oil to prevent flare-ups of stress-induced asthma.
In addition, you can also use ylang flower essential oil to help relieve asthma symptoms. After using a medical medication for an asthma attack, you can apply the essential oil on your chest and inhale it for 15-20 minutes.
5. Treating fungal infections
Yannga flowers are considered effective for treating fungal infections, especially Candida albicans infections. Besides being able to cause drowsiness, the linalool compound in the flower of memories also has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The benefits of ylang flowers that have been used in traditional medicine are actually still many. In addition to those mentioned above, ylang flowers have also been used for the treatment of malaria, gout, and as a libido enhancer. However, these benefits still need further research.
Yannga flower essential oil is generally safe to use. To get the benefits of ylang flower, you can create aromatherapy steam from its essential oil using a diffuser.
As mentioned above, ylang flower essential oil can also be applied directly to the skin and then inhaled the aroma. However, in some people, the isoeugenol content in this oil can cause contact dermatitis.
To prevent this, ylang flower essential oil must be mixed with a solvent oil before applying, such as coconut oil. The ratio commonly used is 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to 1 drop of ylang flower essential oil.za
After knowing the various benefits of ylang flowers, you can start using them in everyday life. Even so, you still need to be careful, especially if you have certain medical conditions. Consult your doctor first to find out the safety of ylang flowers according to your condition.