Aroma therapy and herbal medicine Part 5 (M through O)

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  1. Macadamia Nut {Macadmia Integrifolia}: Potentially one of the most useful of the carrier oils. As the lightest oil, lighter than even Coconut, it is the best carrier oil for people with very sensitive skins. Further as a light oil it can be used on very oily skins, yet is suitable for all skin types.
  2. Mandarin {Citrus Reticulata var Blanco}: A much milder oil than many of the other citrus oils. When used in a blend with Neroli and Lavender can be used to lessen the effects of stretch marks.
  3. Manuka {Leptopermum Scoparium}: Another of the relatively new oils now used in Aromatherapy that have come from traditional medicines of the Maori and Aboriginal peoples. Tt has good skin regenerating qualities. The New Zealand Fire service are using this oil to treat burns victims, and with its pain
    killing qualities it is seen as possibly very effective. This oil reputedly had good skin toning properties too.
  4. Marjoram Sweet {Origanum Marjorama}: A wonderful calming oil, helping reduce stress, works well with those whom over work. Helps reduce blood pressure, and aids painful and sore muscles. Helps disperse bruises. As a mild emmenagogue it should be avoided in pregnancy. Also it will diminish sexual desire.
  5. Marjoram Wood {Thymus Mastichina}: See Marjoram Sweet. Also known as Wild Marjoram. The properties of this oil are very similar to Sweet Marjoram but milder.
  6. May Chang {Litsea Cubeba}: This oil has come to Aromatherapy via Traditional Chinese Medicine, where it is used as a Bronchodilator, making it useful for Asthma and other respiratory problems. In TCM it is also used as a heart tonic. A very uplifting oil, and
    very useful for oily skin and hair.
  7. Melissa {Melissa Officinalis}: A wonderful oil that is very useful for shock and bereavement. Useful for states of hysteria too. Further it has a calming effect upon the circulatory system. Melissa is also very useful for menstrual and reproductive problems, and can help some women having difficulty conceiving. Useful with soothing allergic reactions. As it can help
    stem bleeding it can be useful in a natural After-shave. Further it is useful for greasy skin and hair. It is reputed to counteract baldness.
  8. Mimosa {Acacia Dealbata}: A very useful skin conditioning oil, with its soothing and muscle
    relaxing qualities. Also known as an anti-inflammatory and anti depressant too.
  9. Myrrh commiphora Myrrha}: A very useful oil for stimulating the immune system. Works well on many gynaecological problems. This oil has a drying effect upon the skin and works well for treating boils and acne. A useful oil for athletes foot too.
  10. Myrtle {Myrtus communis}: Also known as Bog Myrtle. This oil can be useful is quelling feelings of anger. Also can help with night sweats associated with menopause. A good skin cleanser helping clear congested skins. Useful for acne and blemished skin.
  11. Myrrha (Commophora myrrha) For overthinking, worry and mental distraction. Gently calming, sweet yet earthy Soothing and grounding. It is said to strengthen the link between the crown and base chakras.
  12. Neroli {Citrus Aurantium var Amara}: An extremely calming oil that can instill a sense of peace.
    Useful treating chronic depression, anxiety, hysteria and shock. Useful for insomnia. Also effective in treating neuralgia {nerve pain}. Its stress reducing qualities make it useful for treating sexual problems, and could be the source of its reputation as an aphrodisiac. Also aids with emotional problems relating to Pre menstrual syndrome, and irritability and tearfulness in menopause. All in all a very good health tonic. This oil is good for skin, improving elasticity and helping cells to regenerate. Generally an excellent skin conditioner.
  13. Niaouli {Melaleuca Viridflora}: Related to Tea Tree {MelaleucaAlternifolia} but it has a more pronounced effect upon the immune system. Works well in suppressing any viral infection. A good skin cleanser, firming tissues and aiding healing.
  14. Nutmeg {Myristica Fragrans}: Has an overall good effect upon the digestive system, and can aid the body to break down fats. Can be useful in Pre menstrual syndrome, and menopause, as it imitates oestrogen. Also can aid childbirth as it excites the motor nerves strengthening contractions. But best avoided during pregnancy. Also a good hair tonic.
  15. Oakmoss {Evernia Prunastri}: Has good skin toning and cleansing properties.
  16. Olive {Olea Europae}: This is the same oil as used in cooking but without the preservatives that are frequently added. Thus a cosmetic grade is better for use on the skin. Normally used as just 10% of total volume of carrier. Very good for the skin and hair.
    In Aromatherapy often used for rheumatic conditions.
  17. Orange {Citrus Aurantium var Dulcis}: Adds a little zest to gloomy moods, dispelling stress. Said to help the body absorb vitamin C, and is a great oil to use to clear the air following illness. Promotes the formation of collagen, thus helps to smooth out wrinkles. Also helps dispel toxins from the skin. Suitable for all skin types but most effective on dry skin.
  18. Orange Bitter {Citrus Aurantium var Amara}: See Orange.
    The bitter orange seems to be more effective for dermatitis.
  19. Oregano common {Origanum Vulgare}: This oil has beneficial effects upon psychosomatic disorders. Over all a good tonic for the digestive system, especially the liver and spleen. The effect upon the liver could explain its reputation as helping reduce cellulite.
  20. Osmanthus {Osmanthus Fragrans}: While its main use is as a perfume ingredient, it does help reduce stress and have some anti depressant qualities too.

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