Grow These Herbs For Your Own
Aromatherapy Herb Garden

An aromatherapy herb garden is grown for its oils, whether for you or to sell to a      commercial grower, they’re more valuable grown organically.

The essential oils are found in the plants leaves, flowers, fruit, seed, wood, resin, bark, and roots.

When exposing the oils to heat or air they quickly evaporate.

Some of the most popular and useful herbs to grow for extraction of essential oils are basil, benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, camphor, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium (pelargonium), ginger, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemon grass, marjoram (sweet), Melissa, myrrh, neroli, niaouli, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rose, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme, and ylang-ylang.

This herb is easy to grow and a natural perennial.

These aromatherapy herbs and their
essential oils are used for…

  Aches and pains– eucalyptus

Anxiety – basil, bergamot, cedarwood, hyssop, neroli, patchouli, ylang-ylang

Appetite stimulate – bergamot, ginger, myrrh

Asthma- pine

Broken capillaries – lemon

Bronchitis – myrrh

Catarrh - myrrh

 Cell renewal – lavender

Cellulite - fennel

Concentration – basil, rosemary - memory

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Circulation – benzoin, black pepper, cinnamon, cypress, lavender, lemon grass, rose, rosemary, thyme, ylang-ylang

Colds and coughs – black pepper, cinnamon, eucalyptus, thyme

Cystitis – cedarwood

Dandruff - cedarwood

 Depression – bergamot, camphor, chamomile, clary sage, jasmine, juniper, thyme

 Diarrhea – eucalyptus, chamomile; Constipation - fennel

 Digestion – basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, cinnamon, fennel, geranium (pelargonium), ginger, hyssop, lavender (indigestion), lemon grass, marjoram (sweet), Melissa, myrrh, peppermint, rose, rosemary, thyme

 Exhaustion – cinnamon

 Eczema - juniper

 Fades bruises - hyssop

 Fever – Melissa

 Fatigue – peppermint, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, thyme

 Frustration – ylang-ylang

 General debility – clove

 Headaches – basil, lavender, marjoram (sweet), peppermint, rose, rosemary, thyme

 High blood pressure – marjoram (sweet)

 Hypertension - hyssop

Infection – lavender

 Inflammation - frankincense

 Influenza – cypress, pine

 Insect bites – clary sage, lavender

 Insomnia – camphor, clary sage, lavender, neroli

 Kidney – geranium (pelargonium), pine

 Laryngitis – cypress

 Liver – geranium (pelargonium)

 Low blood pressure - sage

 Lung – bergamot, cedarwood

 Mature skin – cypress, patchouli, frankincense

 Menstrual problems – chamomile, clary sage, geranium (pelargonium), Melissa

 Menopause – fennel, purple sage

 Mouth sores – clove

 Muscle tone – lemon grass

 Muscular aches and pains – black pepper, juniper, lavender,  rosemary, thyme

 Muscular cramps – cypress, marjoram (sweet)

 Nausea – fennel, sandalwood

 Nervous debility - coriander

 Nervous system – geranium (pelargonium)

 Nervous tension – benzoin, Melissa

 Neuralgia – clove, Melissa

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 Respiratory problems – basil, benzoin, camphor, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lemon, marjoram (sweet), Melissa, pine, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme

 Rheumatic pain – coriander, ginger, niaouli

 Shock - camphor

 Sinus problems - pine

 Skin – chamomile, geranium (pelargonium), jasmine,

lavender, neroli,patchouli, rose, sage

Fairy roseRoses are used in potpourris and aromatherapy.

Skin inflammations - myrrh

 Skin irritation – benzoin, peppermint

 Skindry – sandalwood, clary sage

 Skin - mature – cypress, frankincense, patchouli   

 Skinoily – bergamot, camphor, fennel, lemon grass

Skin sores – clove, juniper

Skin ulcers - niaouli

Sore throats – clary sage, ginger, lemon

Stress – rose, lavender

Toothache - peppermint

 Travel sickness - peppermint

Wounds & skin infections – eucalyptus, tea tree

Although the extraction of essential oils is complicated and costly it can be done through patience and dedication. Normally the herbs are distilled (steamed) and is a labor intensive method to collect the oils.

You need to grow a tremendous amount of herbs to distill even 1 fluid ounce.

For this reason it is better left to the professionals. Or you could grow them to be a supplier or for your own personal organic medicinal pharmacy.

Essential oils have a remarkable range of herb uses in food, cosmetics, and medicinal usage.

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