Monday 24 June 2013




          Costus root oil is used as:

·      Respiratory disorders: beneficial in the treatment of respiratory disorders like bronchitis, asthma and cough.

·      Cholera: useful in cholera and helps in controlling the disease.

·      Ulcer: useful for severe ulceration and is the principal ingredient in any astringent and stimulant ointment. It prevents premature greying of hair.

·      Heals wounds faster: used locally to promote healing without producing any infections.

·      Anti-inflammatory properties: used in Ayurveda to treat inflammations and also arthritic conditions.

·      Anti-microbial activity: Show anti-microbial activity and inhibited bacteria.

·      Immunomodulatory properties: can be used for enhancing immunity.

Tuesday 18 June 2013


BOTANICAL NAME: Acorus calamus.



COLOR: Yellow to yellowish brown slightly viscous liquid.


AROMATIC SCENT: Calamus Root has a refreshing
scent similar to cinnamon.
The main chemical components are acorenone, b-gurjunene, isoshyobunine, b-asarone, calamendiol, a-selinene, a-calacorene, calamusenone, camphone and shyobunone.


This oil is particularly stimulating for the nerves and the blood circulation. It stimulates and increases the rate of blood circulation in the affected area and gives relief from the pain and swelling associated with rheumatism, arthritis and gout.

The Essential Oil of Calamus is known for its anti spasmodic properties. It relaxes all sorts of spasm, but is particularly effective on nervous spasm. Thus, in cases of nervous afflictions and disturbances, this can be administered, but in very mild doses.
Due to its toxic nature, the Calamus Essential Oil does not allow any biotic growth and acts as an anti biotic. This property can be used to fight infections, both internal and external.
This essential oil has a refreshing effect on brain (of course, when taken in very mild doses, else the effects may be devastating on the brain). It activates it and is also effective in curing neurotic disorders. This oil is also considered to induce and promote positive thoughts.
Being a stimulant, this increases blood circulation and helps nutrients and oxygen reach every corner of the body. This circulation also stimulates metabolism.
The Essential Oil of Calamus has memory boosting effects. This can be administered to those who are undergoing or have undergone memory loss due to ageing, trauma or any other reason. This also helps repair certain damages done to the brain tissues and neurons.

Most of the effects of this essential oil deal with brain and the nervous system. So, as expected, this oil is a nervine and helps maintain good health of the nervous system. It helps recover them from shock and other damages. It also reduces chances of epileptic and hysteric attacks, nervous afflictions etc.
The Calamus Essential Oil is particularly stimulating for the nervous system and the brain. It stimulates nerves and the neurons and helps attain alertness and steadiness. It also stimulates certain discharges such as those of hormones, blood circulation and other functions going on inside the body.
A low dose of this oil can induce sleep and work as a tranquilizer. This may be of great help to those who suffer from sleeplessness or insomnia. This effect relaxes the body and the mind and helps get a good rest.
 It can be used to treat neuralgia, which is caused due to the pressure exerted on the Ninth Cranial Nerve by the surrounding blood vessels, triggering off acute pain and swelling. Calamus Oil makes the blood vessels to contract and reduce pressure on the cranial nerve. Further, due to its numbing and tranquilizing effect on the brain and the nerves, it reduces feeling of pain. This oil is also used for treatment of headache, vertigo etc. and it is a sedative.

Tuesday 11 June 2013




Juniper berry oil is used as:

·      Anti-arthritic - an agent that combats arthritis

    Anti-rheumatic - eases rheumatic pain, inflamed muscles & joints
     Anti-septic – prevents, halts infection.
     Anti-spasmodic – calms nervous muscular spasms, colic &
  Astringent - causes contraction of organic tissues
  Antitoxic - counteracts the effects of poison.
   Circulatory stimulant - agent that quickens physiological functions
 of the circulatory system
 Digestive - substance that promotes or aids digestion of food.
 Diuretic - increases urine flow



Friday 7 June 2013


Botanical Name: Tagetes minuta. 

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled. 

Plant Part: Aerial parts.
Color: Pale yellow to reddish.
Yield: 1.2 - 1.4%

The Essential Oil of Tagetes is extracted from its leaves, stem, stalk and flowers by steam distillation.

Tagetes oil is used as a fragrance component in perfumes.
Tagetes oil is used as a flavor component in most major food products, including alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, frozen dairy desserts, candy, baked goods, gelatins and puddings, and condiments and relishes.

The main components are -phelandrene, limonene, b-ocimene, dihydrotagetone, tagetone and tagetenone

Health benefits:

Tagetes Essential Oil is such an anti biotic. It does not allow any biotic growth (growth of bacteria, fungi, protozoa or other parasites such as worms) in the body. It has been found very beneficial on open sores, ulcers, rotten wounds and even gangrene. In some places, it is used to clear wounds and eliminate growth of maggots in them.

Essential Oil of Tagetes is useful in stopping growth of microbes in the body and thereby protecting it from infections. In cases of infectious diseases caused by bacteria or fungi or protozoa, such as food poisoning, athlete’s foot, cholera, septic, tetanus, typhus, malaria, skin diseases, dermatitis etc., this oil can be employed in wiping out these infections and giving relief from the diseases told above.
This oil can help you get rid of the most annoying and harmful of parasites on human body such as mosquitoes, fleas, lice, bed-bugs and others. It keeps them away as well as neutralize their effects such as bites, stings etc.
This oil is lethal to bacteria called Staphylococcus bacteria .It readily affects the new born babies. Its symptoms include convulsions, extreme spasm and muscular contractions, swelling with redness, immobility of the limbs and even insanity.

Being relaxant in nature, this oil relaxes any type of spasm in the body and gives relief from spasmodic cough, diarrhea, cramps, convulsions etc.
The anti microbial, anti parasitic and anti biotic properties of the Essential Oil of Tagetes prove very effective in disinfecting the body or an area. When ingested or applied externally, it cures infections in the body. It also protects from wind borne diseases like common cold, mumps, measles, pox and others.
The Tagetes Essential Oil is lethal to insects and kills them. So, it keeps away parasitic insects such as mosquitoes, fleas, bed bugs, lice etc. as well as common household insects such as cockroaches, ants, white ants or termites and other such.
It sedates inflammations and irritations in the digestive system, nervous system, excretory system and neurotic system and convulsions, afflictions, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, panic and other emotional and psychological hyper reactions.