On my homepage blog last week, I reviewed the five key factors in achieving lasting results for hormonal and body harmony when using natural medicine and essential oils. These are imperative to understand so that one doesn’t fall into the trap of believing in a “natural cure-all” or “pill panacea.”
This week, I further clarified the importance of addressing underlying factors in a comprehensive and individualized way for lasting change. Next, I started my review of rose geranium essential oil by highlighting the research on its hormonal effects across a woman’s lifespan. You can get a quick review of rose geranium below and then click here for my recent blog.
A Summary of Rose Geranium Essential Oil’s Properties
Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) has many health benefits that include soothing the skin and irritated tissues, wound healing, mood support, promotion of nerve health, alleviation of discomfort, antioxidant protection from cellular stress, and eliminating unwanted microbes. I also recently found a few intriguing uses regarding oral care and allergy symptom relief.
In my summaries of the research studies on rose geranium, I highlighted its ability to protect male rodents’ sperm from a nasty endocrine-disrupting chemical. Considering how chemicals in our environment are now being linked to many hormonal disorders ranging from thyroid disorders to infertility (and other brain and body diseases), this is a mechanism that should be explored further with humans. Interestingly, there is also research that essential oils can assist our bodies with detoxification.
In general, essential oils are very powerful through their aromatic properties due to their direct link to the emotional center of our brain. This combines with their biochemical constituents that effect the functioning and signaling within our brain, our physiology, and stress response. Rose geranium has also been found to be stress-relieving and have calming effects on the mind and body. This is important because stress and negative emotions can cause havoc on reproductive health. (source, source, source, source, source) You can read more and/watch more about this on my video blog, “Recapping How Essential Oils Impact Emotions and Our Quality of Life!”
For my most recent blog on rose geranium’s effect on hormones, click here.
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* Please note that the studies from PubMed aren’t specific for Young Living.
*Note: Young Living Essential Oils exceed verification of purity of other essential oil companies using their patented Seed to Seal® guarantee and obsessive verification of quality, much further beyond GC/MS.
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.