Therapeutic uses: depression, fear, frigidity, hyperpnoea, hypertension, impotence, insomnia, nervous tension, palpitations, skin care, tachycardia Ylang Ylang is an oil for those that lose nerve easily, or do not have the guts to follow something through. It gives people the courage to face their fears and do it anyway.
Toxicity/potential hazards/contra-indications: possible sensitisation, high concentrations. It can if inhaled in large doses cause nausea, headaches, trembling and deplete the nervous system making you feel tired. The oil is obtained from the flowers by steam distillation. The flowers must be harvested when yellow when they emit a strong, pleasant smell.