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Neroli
SCIENTIFIC NAME

Citrus aurantium var. amara

BIOTANICAL FAMILY

Rutaceae

COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

Italy, France, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Haiti, and Egypt

PLANT PART

Flowers

NOTE

Middle

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam Distilled

AROMA

Light, refreshing, floral-citrus scent

GC/MS REPORT

Monoterpenes and Monoterpenols: Limonene (15%); β-pinene (12%); Linalool (33%)

NOTES ON CHEMICAL COMPONENTS

Limonene's known therapeutic properties include: analgesic, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anxiolytic, immunostimulant, and skin healing and penetration enhancer. β-pinene’s known therapeutic properties include: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antinociceptive, antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant. Linalool's known therapeutic properties include: antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antianxiety, sedative, immunostimulant, and cognition enhancement.

THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS

Skin healing - helps reducing redness and irritation; rejuvenating, Nervous system - sedative, antidepressant, relieves anxiety, stress, nervousness; helps with insomnia. Cardiovascualr system - beneficial for heart palpitations and hypertension.

EMOTIONAL/ENERGETIC QUALITIES

Strenghtening the soul, provides courage, uplifts the spirit, enhances creativity and self-thought; antidepressant.

ADMINISTRATION METHOD

Bath, topical application (diluted), and inhalation

ETNOBOTANY LORE AND ANCIENT PARTICLES

The citrus aurantium tree is evergreen and native of southern China and India. It acutally gives three different oils: Neroli from its flowers, Petitgrain from its leaves, and Bitter Orange from the fruit peel. The tree was first cultivated by the Arabs in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The oil became to be distilled in the early sixteenth century and owes its name to seventeenth century Italian Princess of Nerola - Anna Maria de La Tremoille - who wore the oil in her gloves. In herbal medicine, the flowers were traditionally used to treat gastrointestinal issues, gout, nervous conditions, sore throat, and insomnia.

SAFETY

Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing

DISCLAIMER: The information provided above is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease; these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Please consult a licensed healthcare specialist for specific medical advice.

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