General Effects of Essential Oils on Different Body Systems

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
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What Aromatherapy Can Do For You
by Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

Pure essential oils can provide us with a range of benefits. Aromatherapy used as Holistic Therapy, along with a healthy lifestyle, can help heal illness. Plant remedies and essential oils have a long tradition of providing therapeutic benefits. Most have been confirmed by modern scientific research.
Essential Oils are readily absorbed through the skin and olfactory system allowing them to therapeutically benefit the psyche.
Physiologically, essential oils influence the functions of organs and tissues, and help regulate the endocrine system. Aromatherapy works by influencing the body, mind, and spirit. It can benefit babies, children, women, men, and the elderly.

On this page we are going to talk about different body systems, problems, treatments, and various essential oils that can be used for a specific problem in that body system.

THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
1 Digestive System

PROBLEMS

Problems of digestion affects the gall-bladder, liver, and stomach. When the Digestive System is strained, it can cause colic, constipation, indigestion, flatulence, and spasms.

TREATMENTS

External application of essential oils is very beneficial. Treatment is by local compress over the abdominal area and back massage over the lower spine region. Blends can also be used in bath water (Up to 15 drops of blend). Soak for at least 30 minutes.

NOTE: To make an essential oil blend, use no more than three essential oils (Adding no more than 45 drops total) to 1 ounce carrier oil.
See Carrier Oils at: https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/aromatherapy-information-about/magical-properties-of-carrier-oils/

ESSENTIAL OILS

Problem: Painful spasms
Essential Oils to use: Anise, Caraway, Chamomile, Coriander, Cumin, Melissa, Peppermint, and/or Sage.

Problem: Flatulence
Essential Oils to use: Angelica, Anise, Basil, Cardamon, Fennel, and/or Peppermint.

Problem: Stomach Acidity
Essential Oils to use: Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, and Nutmeg.

Problem: Liver Congestion
Essential Oils to use: Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, and/or Rosemary.

Problem: Stimulate the Gall-Bladder to Secrete Bile
Essential Oils to use: Caraway and Peppermint.

Problem: Promote Appetite and Secretion of Saliva
Essential Oils to use: Angelica, Anise, Basil, Bergamot, Ginger, Orange, and/or Peppermint.

Problem: Mild Laxative
Essential Oils to use: Black Pepper, Camphor, Fennel, Marjoram, Peppermint, and/or Rosemary.

Practice using different combinations of oils for each problem until you find the one that works best for you.

THE URINARY SYSTEM
1 Urinary System

PROBLEMS

The Urinary System is prone to infection. Essential Oils promote the flow of urine and has an antiseptic effect on urinary tract infections.

TREATMENT

Treatment is by massage of the lumbo-sacral region, compresses, and baths.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Problem: Diuretic (Promotes the flow of urine.)
Essential Oils to use: Celery, Fennel, Lemon, Juniper, Parsley, and/or Rosemary.

Problem: Urinary Tract Infection (Antiseptic).
Essential Oils to use: Benzoin, Bergamot, Sandalwood, and/or Tea Tree.

THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
1 Circulatory System

PROBLEMS

The heart and circulation are essential to the proper functioning of all the organs and tissues of the body. Problems of the Circulatory System include: circulatory complaints, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and weakness in the muscular contractions of the heart.

TREATMENTS

Essential Oils are easily absorbed through the mucous membranes and skin into the blood. Treatment is by compress over the heart area, back massage over the dorsal region, and by aromatic baths (8 to 10 drops per bath and soak for 20 to 30 minutes).

NOTE: To make an essential oil blend, use no more than three essential oils (Adding no more than 15 drops total) to 1 ounce carrier oil.
See Carrier Oils at: https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/aromatherapy-information-about/magical-properties-of-carrier-oils/

ESSENTIAL OILS

Problem: Reduce High Blood Pressure
Essential Oils to use: Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, and/or Ylang Ylang

Problem: Raise Low Blood Pressure
Essential Oils to use: Camphor, Cumin, Rosemary, and/or Thyme

Problem: Tonic to regulate blood pressure
Essential Oils to use: Angelica and/or Hyssop

Problem: Stimulate and warm the circulation
Essential Oils to use: Benzoin, Black Pepper, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Ginger, Marjoram, and/or Nutmeg

Problem: Reduce spasms of the heart
Essential Oils to use: Melissa, Neroli, Orange, and/or Rose

Problem: To combat constriction of the veins
Essential Oil to use: Cypress

Resource: ‘Aromatherapy Blends and Remedies’ by Franzesca Watson

THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
1 Respiratory System 2

PROBLEMS

The entire respiratory system: Lungs, Nose, Throat; are prone to infection. Essential Oils have excellent antiseptic properties and are very effective treatments for Respiratory Problems.

TREATMENTS

Treatment is by inhalation complemented with back massage over the dorsal region and local compresses on the chest.

Essential Oils

PROBLEM: General Antiseptics
Essential Oils to Use: Cajeput Essential Oil, Camphor Essential Oil, Cinnamon Essential Oil, Clove Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Niaouli Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Thyme Essential Oil

PROBLEM: Expectorant; To clear the Respiratory Tract of mucous
Essential Oils to Use: Benzoin Essential Oil, Cajeput Essential Oil, Camphor Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Hyssop Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Myrrh Essential Oil, Pine Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Thyme Essential Oil

PROBLEM: Antispasmodics for Coughs
Essential Oils to Use: Anise Essential Oil, Basil Essential Oil, Clary Sage Essential Oil, Cypress Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Hyssop Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil

THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
1 Endocrine System Male and Female

PROBLEMS

The Endocrine System is responsible for regulating growth, producing hormones, balancing metabolism, and reproduction. Essential Oils can stimulate the endocrine glands to produce hormones, or act as the hormone itself. Either way, they have a direct regulating effect on the body.

TREATMENT

Treatment is by massage.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Problem: Stimulate the Adrenal Glands
Essential Oils to Use: Basil, Geranium, Rosemary, Sage, Pine

Problem: Stimulate the Pituitary Gland
Essential Oils to Use: Jasmine, Peppermint

Problem: Stimulate the Reproductive Glands
Essential Oils to Use: Chamomile, Clary Sage, Rose

Problem: Oestrogenic Effect
Essential Oils to Use: Angelica, Anise, Fennel, Sage

Problem: Promote Milk Secretion
Essential Oils to Use: Anise, Fennel, Lemongrass

Problem: Reduce Milk Secretion
Essential Oils to Use: Parsley, Peppermint, Sage

THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
1 Female Male Reproductive System

PROBLEMS

The reproductive system can be affected by hormonal changes and infection.

TREATMENT

Aromatherapy treatments helps with complaints such as: genital infections, menstrual problems, and sexual difficulties. Some Essential Oils have a regulating and strengthening effect, while others have antimicrobial actions. A few Essential Oils act as an aphrodisiac; Helping with frigidity and/or impotence.
Treatment is by compress over the lower abdomen, massage over the lower abdomen, and hip baths.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Problem: Antimicrobial and Antiseptic
Essential Oils to Use: Bergamot, Benzoin, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Lavender, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Tea Tree

Problem: Emmenagogic – Promotes Menstrual Discharge
Essential Oils to Use: Angelica, Caraway, Carrot, Celery, Cypress, Fennel, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Parsley

Problem: Aphrodisiac
Essential Oils to Use: Clary Sage, Jasmine, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetivert, Ylang-Ylang

Problem: Antispasmodic for Menstrual Cramps
Essential Oils to Use: Anise, Basil, Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Peppermint, Rosemary

Problem: To help with symptoms of Menopause
Essential Oils to Use: Clary Sage, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, Sage

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
1 Immune System 3

PROBLEMS

The Immune System is responsible for fighting infection by producing white blood cells and antitoxins. Many Essential Oils have the property of stimulating the Immune System and help the body fight attacks by bacteria and viruses.

TREATMENT

Treatment is by massage and aromatic baths.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Problem: Immune stimulating by promoting the formation of white blood cells
Essential Oils to Use: Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Pine, Sandalwood, Tea Tree

Problem: Antibacterial and Antiviral
Essential Oils to Use: Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Camphor, Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree

THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
1 Lymphatic System

PROBLEMS

The Lymphatic System drains and disposes of toxic waste from ALL parts of the body. It also drains fluids from the body. Sluggish Lymph Circulation results in edema, fluid retention, especially in the ankles, and cellulite in the buttocks, hips, and thighs.

TREATMENT

Treatment is by massage and compress.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Problem – Stimulate the Lymphatic System
Essential Oils to Use – Fennel, Geranium, Juniper, and/or Rosemary

Problem – Cleansing the Body of Toxic Waste
Essential Oils to Use – Eucalyptus, Lemon, Pine, Tea Tree, and/or Thyme

Resource: ‘Aromatherapy Blends and Remedies’ by Franzesca Watson

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
1 Nervous System www.everythingessential.me

PROBLEMS

Most essential oils have both a stimulating and sedative effects on the Nervous System. Some essential oils have a balancing or regulating effect on the system. Stimulating essential oils are useful for depression and/or nervous fatigue. Sedative essential oils are useful for anxiety, hysteria, insomnia, and/or nervousness.

TREATMENT

Treatment is by bath and/or massage.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Problem: Sedative
Essential Oils to Use: Chamomile, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Petitgrain, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Vetivert

Problem: Stimulating
Essential Oils to Use: Anise, Basil, Cajeput, Camphor, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme

Problem: Balancing
Essential Oils to Use: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Sandalwood

THE MUSCULAR AND SKELETAL SYSTEM
1 Muscular and Skeletal System

PROBLEMS

Essential Oils offer considerable relief to rheumatic stiffness and pain in the muscles and joints by stimulating circulation and producing warmth.

TREATMENT

Treatment is by massage or aromatic baths.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Problem: Muscle Aches
Essential Oils to Use: Black Pepper, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary

Problem: Joint Stiffness
Essential Oils to Use: Celery, Fennel, German Chamomile, Juniper, Rosemary

THE SKIN SYSTEM
1 Skin System

PROBLEMS

The skin covers the whole body, with a total surface area of 1.5 square meters. It protects the body from outside elements and helps to conserve body heat and regulate the elimination of water. Vitamin D is also produced in the skin on exposure to sunlight.
The skin can suffer from a state of imbalance resulting in one of four conditions: dehydration (too little water), dryness, hydration (too much water), and oiliness. It can also suffer from infection, inflammation, injuries, and unpleasant odors.

TREATMENT

Essential Oils can benefit all these conditions. Treatment is by topical application.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Problem: Healing Wound(s)
Essential Oils to Use: Benzoin, Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh

Problem: Anti-Inflammatory
Essential Oils to Use: Chamomile, Lavender, Myrrh

Problem: Antiseptic
Essential Oils to Use: Bergamot, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Pine, Tea Tree, Thyme

Problem: Deodorant
Essential Oils to Use: Bergamot, Citronella, Cypress, Juniper, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Thyme

THE EMOTIONS
1 A Brain System

Essential Oils have the ability to affect our emotional responses as well as the physical conditions of our bodies. This is because the Limbic System, which is concerned with emotion, is connected to the Olfactory Nerves in the nose; aromas can therefore evoke immediate and powerful responses in the brain.
Inhaling the delicate scents lightly is sufficient to induce an emotional response.

This concludes the ‘General Effects of Essential Oils on Different Body Systems’.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

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  1. What timing! I was reading through your posts early this morning when my daughter woke up with white spots/sore throat—–now, I am heading out to buy some of your recommendations! Thx for sharing your expertise!

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  2. Thank you sooo much for the information you are sharing on Aromatherapy, its so informative.

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  3. Hello I have a question. Can essential oils change your urine to bright yellow? We’ve been using germ destroyer by plant therepy topically. And the immune boom oil. Both mine and my daughters urine is brighter yellow.

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