Family : Annonaceae
Habitat : Native to tropical Asia, especially Indonesia and the Philippiness. Major oil producers are Madagascar, Reunion and the Comoro Islands.
Odour : Intensely sweet, soft, floral-balsamic, slightly spicy scent
Part of plant used : Flowers
Method of extraction : Steam Distillation
Therapeutic indication : Skin Care: Acne, hair growth, hair rinse , insect bites, irritated and oily skin, general skin care.
Circulation, Muscles and Joints: High blood pressure, hyperpnoea(abnormally fast breathing),tachycardia, palpitations.
Nervous System: Drepression, frigidity ,Impotence ,insomnia, nervous tension, and stress-related disorders-‘The writer, working with odorous materials for more than twenty years, long ago noticed that ylang ylang soothes and inhibits anger born of frustration.
Mind/Emotions : Ylang ylang has many positive emotional effects, some of which have been known for hundreds of years. It noticeably calms individuals in distress when inhaled and uplifts the spirit. In aromatherapy, the oil is often indicated for the treatment of depression and stress-related ailments. Ylang ylang essential oil is at once calming, euphoric and hypotensive. It may help allay panic, induce tranquility and promote relaxation.
Safety Data : Non-toxic, non-irritant, a few cases of sensitization reported. Use in moderation, since its heady scent can cause headaches or nausea.