The health benefits of PalmaRosa Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, cytophylactic, digestive, febrifuge and hydrating substance.
Extraction of this essential oil is done by steam distillation of dried grass which is harvested before flowering. The chief constituents of this oil are geraniol, geranyl acetate, dipentene, linalool, limonene, and myrcene. This oil smells like rose oil, which is how it got the name, Palmarosa. This is also why it is sometimes used in place of rose oil and is often adulterated with rose oil since it is cheaper.
Health Benefits Of PalmaRosa Essential Oil
The essential oil of palmarosa is capable of reducing fever by virtue of its antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Therefore, whether the fever is due to either viral or bacterial infection, this oil can help you cool it down and soothe your system.
Fights Viral Infections
Dealing with viruses is not an easy task, and it is very different than killing bacteria. Viruses develop a protective coating on them, called a cyst, which protects them from the extreme conditions of their surroundings, and is so tough that it can withstand almost anything.
Septic also occurs in vulnerable internal organs such as the urinary tracts, urinary bladder, urethra, colon, and kidneys. It does not only trigger sudden, acute and nearly unbearable pain but also results in cramps and convulsions.
Cures Bacterial Infections
Essential oil of Palmarosa is bactericidal in nature and inhibits bacterial growth by killing them. It is also good for curing internal bacterial infections like colitis and those of the colon, stomach, urinary bladder, prostate, urethra, urinary tracts, and kidneys.
Acts as a Cytophylactic
Oil of Palmarosa is cytophylactic in nature, which means that it promotes the growth of cells and the recycling of cellular matter. Thus, it helps repair the damages done to the body by aging, like natural wear and tear, as well as from wounds and various other factors. It also aids in the overall growth of the body.
Aiding digestion is yet another beneficial property of this oil. The secretion of digestive juices into the stomach is stimulated by this oil, thereby promoting digestion. It also aids in the absorption of the nutrients from food, making your digestive process more efficient.
Many people are very familiar with the word “septic”, but they do not seem to understand its gravity, as most of us have not experienced it. It is a very painful situation caused due to an infection in wounds. Wounds are highly prone to infections since they are open and unprotected.
This is one of the soothing properties of palmarosa essential oil. It helps your body retain the moisture in the tissues and maintains the moisture balance throughout your body. Therefore, this can relieve inflammation and certain other symptoms of dehydration and is particularly good for the skin. It keeps the skin soft, moist, and looking young.
When used in aromatherapy treatments, palmarosa oil relaxes the muscles and nerves, fights depression, fatigue, anxiety, anger, and nervousness, while also having an uplifting effect on the mind. Furthermore, it helps cure sores, cracks in the skin and Athlete’s Foot.
Word of Caution
This oil is considered completely safe since it is a non-irritant, non-sensitizing, and non-toxic substance.
Blending: The essential oils of geranium, bergamot, rosemary, lime and ylang-ylang blend very well with the essential oil of palm rosa.