Last week, I provided an overview of rose geranium essential oil. In it, I summarized some of its many health benefits. These included:
- beautifying the skin
- assisting wound healing
- supporting mood
- calming the nervous system
- soothing discomfort and irritated, red tissues
- acting as an antioxidant
- making unwanted microbes unwelcome
I also reviewed traditional and historic uses that centered around digestive, hormonal, and cellular support. You can read more of the details and the conclusion on its safety here.
Now, I want to share with you a few additional uses I just learned from two additional studies. These add to rose geranium essential oil’s helpful and versatile profile. I found these gems while I was preparing for my most recent post focusing on its hormonal and mood balancing effects!
One was a small trial on its efficacy for mouth fungus. (source) The second was a petri dish study that determined that one of its components, citronellol, inhibited mast cells from excreting all their gook to try and trap harmful invaders inside our body. These cellular excretions are triggered by various signals and contribute to the unwelcome sniffles and clogged respiratory tracts some experience during allergy season. (source) Although there are caveats with petri dish studies, they can provide some useful information on the mechanisms of essential oils.
Click here to dig deeper into learning more about rose geranium essential oil. It is the newest post that adds to my series on essential oils for hormonal health and body balance. (You can find the latest summary for clary sage, fennel, and sage here. )
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Kobayashi Y, Sato H1, Yorita M, Nakayama H, Miyazato H, Sugimoto K, Jippo T. Inhibitory effects of geranium essential oil and its major component, citronellol, on degranulation and cytokine production by mast cells. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2016 Jun;80(6):1172-8. doi: 10.1080/09168451.2016.1148573.
Sabzghabaee AM, Shirdare Z, Ebadian B, Aslani A, Ghannadi A. Clinical evaluation of the essential oil of Pelargonium graveolens for the treatment of denture stomatitis. Dental Research Journal. 2011;8(Suppl1):S105-S108. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3556280/.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Independent Distributor, Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
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