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Heart Murmur Calmed Using Ylang Ylang Oil


Author: Harriett F.
Date: 07-26-2008
Views: 7,890
Word Count: 136
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 3032-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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I was diagnosed in my teens as having a heart murmur. During my first pregnancy my doctor was so concerned about the murmur that he scheduled me for prenatal checkups every two weeks and once a week during the last month.

Then in late 1999 I started using high quality essential oils because I was a heavy smoker and suffered from smokers cough and headaches. I don't even remember which oils I started with, but I discovered several months later that the bumpy, uneven heartbeat that was a symptom of my heart murmur was gone!

Nowadays the only time I get a ragged heartbeat is if I overdo it on caffeine, and Ylang Ylang rubbed over my heart area soothes it out within minutes.

I am also happy to say that I quit smoking 5 years ago.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: pregnancy — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: heart — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link
3.Associated topics: heart — "[I]dentifying... the effects of YYA [ylang ylang aroma] on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) is important in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of YYA. The present results demonstrated that inhalation of YYA significantly decreased the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Inhalation of YYA also significantly decreased the HRs in 10 leads.... In the present results, YYA caused a reduction of HR and BP, and a relief of the arousal level in healthy men. The present results show a sedative effect of YYA, and this study provides some evidences for the usage of YYA [as a] medicinal agent."Link
4.Associated topics: heart — "Aromatherapy... [consisting of] a blend of oils of lemon (Citrus limonum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), and ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)... is effective in lowering systolic blood pressure and sympathetic nerve system activity... of heart rate variability."Link

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