Derived from a “citrus tree” is an essential oil known as Neroli oil. This oil is extracted from a tree belonging to the “Citrus aurantium” species in the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is extracted from the flowers of the tree using the “steam distillation” process. In addition, this oil is regularly used in the manufacturing of perfumes. Apparently, this oil is also one of the key ingredients used in the manufacturing of the renowned soft drink “Coca Cola”.
A. Chemical constituents of Neroli Oil:
This oil is obtained from flowers of a tree belonging to the “Citrus aurantium” species in the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil also comprises of organic compounds such as Alpha Pinene, Alpha Terpinene, Beta Pinene, Camphene, Farnesol, Geraniol, Indole Nerol, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Methyl Anthranilate, Nerolidol and Neryl Acetate.
B. The uses and benefits of Neroli Oil:
There are a number of benefits that an individual can gain by using this oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil when used helps in suppressing issues related to mental health such as depression, and thereby serves as an antidepressant.
This oil also helps in treatment of internal and external wounds by destroying disease causing microbes and thereby serves as an antiseptic.
This oil when used also helps in stimulating the sexual desire in an individual, and thereby serves as an aphrodisiac.
This oil also exhibits a “carminative” property when used by providing relief from gas formation i.e. flatulence formed within the gastrointestinal system.
This oil when used also serves as a good “digestive” by enabling normal digestion through the stimulation of gastric juices and bile into the gastrointestinal system.
C. The adverse effects of the Neroli Oil:
There are a couple of adverse effects that could occur on using this oil. They are as follows:
- The use of this oil could affect concentration, and hence it should be used with care.
- This oil usage could lead to excessive sleepiness due to its sedative nature, and hence it should be used with a great deal of care.