Therapeutic Properties Of Top Ten Essential Oils For Birth

This is a non-exhaustive list of all the therapeutic uses of Brilliant Birth Academy’s top ten essential oils– just the benefits that are relevant for birth! We didn’t include benefits that could only be experienced by long-term consistent oil use or benefits that weren’t relevant to the common needs of birth. Aren’t oils amazing? 

  • Analgesic (pain relieving)

  • Antibacterial (active against bacteria)

  • Anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation and relieves inflammation-related pain)

  • Antidepressant (reduces inflammation and the symptoms of depression)

  • Antimicrobial (kills harmful microorganisms or stops their growth)

  • Antinociceptive (blocking the detection of a painful stimulus by sensory neurons)

  • Antioxidant (removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents)

  • Antiphlogistic prevention or alleviation of inflammation)

  • Antiseptic (prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms)

  • Antispasmodic (inhibiting of tissue spasms in the body)

  • Antitussive (preventative or relieving of a cough)

  • Astringent (firms tissue and organs; reduces discharges and secretions)

  • Aphrodisiac (stimulating of sexual arousal mechanisms)

  • Bactericidal (prevents the growth of bacteria)

  • Calming (having a sedating effect)

  • Carminative (relieves intestinal gas pain and distention)

  • Cholagogue (promoting of bile discharge)

  • Circulatory (supportive of healthy circulation)

  • Cicatrizing (healing by means of a scar formation)

  • Cytophylactic(stimulating the generation of new cells)

  • Depurative (purifying and detoxifying effects)

  • Digestive (improves nutrient uptake)

  • Diuretic (causing increased excretion of water by urination)

  • Emmenagogue (stimulating or increasing of menstrual flow because of uterine stimulation)

  • Emollient (soothes and protects the skin)

  • Expectorant (promotes discharge of phlegm and mucous)

  • Febrifuge (reducing of fevers)

  • Fortifying (to invigorate, strengthen, energize, rejuvenate or revive)

  • Gastro-protective (anti-ulcer activities)

  • Hemostatic (initiates first stage wound healing by coagulating blood)

  • Immunostimulant (stimulate the immune system by inducing activation/increasing activity)

  • Nervine (strengthens nervous system function; may act as stimulant or sedatives)

  • Sedative (promoting calm or inducing sleep)

  • Stimulating (increases alertness, energy, attention and boosts mood)

  • Soporific (inducing of drowsiness or sleep)

  • Spasmolytic (able to relieve spasm of smooth muscle)

  • Thermogenic (to regulate temperature through metabolic stimulation)

  • Tonic (nourishes; supports feeling of vigor and well-being)


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