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Zanthoxylum has been used for centuries as Ayurvedic medicine & a spice in culinary dishes such as soups. Zanthoxylum essential oil may be used for balancing the digestive system, relaxing an overstimulated nervous system.
Aromatic Scent: Pungent, uplifting lemon zest, expressing wooden undertones.
Dr. Nick Notes
Zanthoxylum (AKA Xanthoxylum) is a small shrub or tree that grows wild in the hot valleys of the Himalayas. The fruits of Zanthoxylum bear the Tomar Seed which are ground up and added to cultural culinary dishes and also touted in Ayurvedic formulation as a digestive tonic and relaxant. In Ayurvedic medicine, Zanthoxylum is used to support liver imbalances; research supports that the phenolic compounds contained in the tomar seed have hepatoprotective properties.
Healers of the Himalayas have used Zanthoxylum essential oil primarily for respiratory conditions and improving vocal quality due to its stimulating and moistening effect on the larynx. Due to high Linalool content in the essential oil, Zanthoxylum essential oil may also be very therapeutic for infections, pain, swelling, spasms, and calming an overstimulated nervous system. Cultural use also supports it’s benefits of soothing an upset stomach and aiding with menstrual cramps.
How to Use
Linalool is non-toxic. anthoxyluZm essential oil may be mildly skin sensitizing when the oil is aged (linalool content). Due to limited research it is advised to avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Blends Well With: Angelica Root (CO2), Black Cumin (CO2), Black Pepper, Black Spruce, Blood Orange, Himalayan Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Elemi, Frankincense Carterii (CO2), Geranium, Ginger (CO2), Lavender, Palo Santo, Rose Absolute, Rosemary Cineole, Royal Sandalwood, Turmeric (CO2), Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Cultivation: Conscious Cultivation / Pesticide-Free
Country of Origin: Nepal
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Parts of Plant Used: Leaves
Terpenes: Linalool, 2-Decanone, β-Fenchol, 2-Tridecanone, β-Phellandrene, Sabinene, α-pinene
~ In Gratitude ~
** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. **
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