The Oils and Plants Oil Finder Database, helps you quickly find which Essential Oils to use for which ailment. Type in the name of an Essential Oil or an Ailment to find the definition. You will find fuller explanations on our Ailments and Essential Oil pages.

Please note that this is only a guide to help you identify which oils are good for which ailments and vice versa. Once you have found the oil that suits your needs, please read the whole article for that oil to find out any contraindications and if it is the right oil for you.

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Stress is involved in almost all cases of eczema, and a very important part of the aromatherapist's task is to try to reduce the level of stress, without which direct treatment of the skin is merely palliative. Oils such as Camomile, Bergamot, Lavender, Melissa and Neroli are very important here, and should be used in massage and in baths that can be used every day at home, or when the person with eczema is feeling particularly fraught. In the case of infantile eczema, a child may often be reacting to the parents' tensions, and it is often helpful to treat one or both parents as well as the child.

See our Eczema Rates Page for a fuller explanation of this condition.

Antiseptic, balsamic, cicatrizant, expectorant, fortifying, regulator, stimulant, stomachic, tonic.

See our Elemi Oil Page for indepth information.

This is a fresh and stimulating oil with a penetrating scent and antiseptic properties. It is widely used as a component of preparations for relieving congestion and muscle aches. Powerful antiseptic, used in baths and massage during the cold season. Blend oil in chest rubs and use in a vaporiser to keep air germ free in sick room. Effective in all types of fever, lowers the temperature, has a cooling and deodorising action upon the body. May reduce painful effects of migraine. Reputedly helpful with dysentery, typhoid, diphtheria and malaria as well as chicken pox. Works well on the genito-urinary system dealing with such problems as cystitis as well as diarrhoea. Seems to dissolve gall stones and has been used :o treat nephritis, gonorrhoea and diabetes. Some relief may be obtained from rheumatism - said to be effective when combined with Lemon and Juniper. May also be helpful with general muscular aches and pains, and neuralgia (nerve pain) as well as pyorrhoea. Said to antidote bites from insects as well as other venomous creatures.

See our Eucalyptus Oil Page for indepth information.

Essential fatty acids are necessary for human health, but the body can’t make them — you have to get them through food. Along with omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. Your body needs a healthy balance of essential fatty acids, such as the omega-6, found in evening primrose and omega-3, found in fish oil. Consuming fats slows down absorption so we can go longer without feeling hungry; they also act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K. Dietary fats are needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption and for a host of other processes. Evening primrose oil also has a range of therapeutic properties. It’s known to help reduce the pain associated with PMS and reduce skin irritations and conditions. The oil could also be used as an anti-inflammatory agent, and it’s used to treat problems with autoimmune diseases.

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