Tuberose essential oil ha many health benefits which can be attributed to its properties as warming, sedative, relaxing, deodorant and aphrodisiac substance. In the world of the herbal medicine, tuberose is not a very popular herb. This herb is very popular and priced among perfume manufacturers. Its flower has a beautiful fragrance and it is active at night and this is the only time when its flower bloom. This is a reason why in Hindi tuberose is popularly known as “Raat ki Raani”, “Mistress of the Night” or “Night Queen”. It grows in India and Central America. This plant is in high demand in the countries of the Indian Subcontinent, Africa and Middle East in order to make perfume. Polianthes Tuberosa is the scientific name of tuberose. Tuberose essential oil is extracted from its flowers by a solvent method. Nerol, menthyl anthranilate, menthyl benzoate, geraniol, farnesol, eugenol, butyric acid and benzyl alcohol are the main components of tuberose essential oil. The tuberose essential oil is non – sensitizing, non – irritant and non – toxic. It has a very intense and strong aroma which can cause headaches and if it is used in higher concentration, then it can be slightly irritating to nerves. This is a reason why very mild doses should be used. Tuberose essential oil can be used to keep the skin free from infections and cracks. It can be used in hair oils to counter nausea. It can reduce the tendency of vomiting and the effects of foul smell in some areas.
Tuberose essential oil benefits
Increases blood circulation: This essential oil can stimulate and increase blood circulation throughout the body and this can induce a warming effect. This effect can help to cure sexual disorders, increase activity, prevents the deposition of phlegm and catarrh, keeps the respiratory system warm and it counters the feeling of cold in winters.
Sedates inflammation: There are some studies in which are said that tuberose essential oil is good for sedating inflammations, particularly those pertaining to the respiratory system and nervous system. If you want to have this sedating effect of tuberose essential oil, then it should be used in relatively high dilution.
Tuberose essential oil uses
Relieves stress and anxiety: Tuberose essential oil has pleasant fragrance and it has many chemical components which are having relaxing effect on the muscles, nerves and brain. Also this essential oil can give people a relief from diarrhea, spasmodic cough, cramps, convulsions, nervous afflictions, anger, depression, anxiety, tension and stress.
Eliminates bad odor: This essential oil is very popular in its usage in perfumes. It has rich, intense and long – lasting floral fragrance which is very important for people who want to choose it like a deodorant. This property of tuberose essential oil is a reason why it is popular in countries with hot and humid climates because they have to frequently deal with the sweat and the resultant body odor.
Increases libido: This essential oil acts as an aphrodisiac. This essential oil is used as an aphrodisiac in both herbal medicines as well as in the aromatherapy. It is known fact that the tuberose essential oil has strong, intense and intoxicating floral fragrance which can fill the atmosphere with romance and it can build an atmosphere of love. There are some studies in which are said that this essential oil is very effective natural treatment for a lack of libido and frigidity. There are some components of this essential oil which stimulate those parts of the brain which are responsible for libido, sexual feelings and arousal, both when taken orally and used in aromatherapy. There are very rare examples of oral administration of the tuberose essential oil because its aroma is very strong. Also this essential oil can relax the mind which is a pre – requisite for stress, tension (stress and tension are two of the biggest enemies for sex) and successful sex. Also this essential oil has a warming effect on the organs because it can increase the circulation of the blood which can help to cure impotency and erectile dysfunctions.