Perhaps the most important physical property of Ylang-ylang essential oil is its ability to slow down over-rapid breathing (hyperpnoea) and over-rapid heartbeat (tachycardia). These symptoms may appear when somebody is shocked, frightened or anxious, and, sometimes when they are extremely angry, and immediate use of Ylang-ylang can be very helpful in such circumstances. However, in the longer term, clearly an advice and care should be received from a doctor and the oil can be used as a back-up treatment with great benefit.

One of the other Ylang ylang essential oil uses  is to help reduce high blood-pressure, often found in association with hyperpnoea or tachycardia.

More Ylang ylang essential oil uses

Organic Ylang Ylang essential oil is used widely in perfumery and cosmetics, and is suitable for both dry and oily skins, having a balancing action on the secretion of sebum. It is thought to have a tonic effect on the scalp.

Like Jasmine, Rose and Sandalwood, Ylang-ylang is antidepressant, aphrodisiac and sedative, and can be used to help people who experience stress and anxiety.

Ylang-ylang essential oil uses come to its best in combination with others.

Pre-caution Ylang-ylang essential oil uses

Take care when using Ylang-ylang, for too high a concentration or using for too long a time, can give rise to nausea and/or headache.

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