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Ambrette Oil Health Benefits

Ambrette oil is derived from its seed; Ambrette is an aromatic and medicinal plant in the Malvaceae family, which is native to India. Ambrette seed essential oil is extracted from these seeds by carbon dioxide extraction process or by using the solvent extraction method.

 

These seeds have a sweet, flowery, heavy fragrance quite similar to that of musk.

 

Despite its tropical origin the plant is frost hardy. The evergreen shrub grows well in India, and is cultivated in the West Indies, China and Indonesia.

 

It’s used as a spice in the East, and as a musk substitute in perfumery. The oil was formerly highly appreciated in perfumery, but has now been largely replaced by synthetic musks.

 

The Chinese used it to treat headaches, and in Egypt it is used to sweeten the breath and as an emulsion in milk to treat itches.

 

The ambrette seed essential oil has excellent medicinal properties. It is therefore used by many aroma therapists.

 

In aromatherapy, the ambrette seed essential oil is first diluted with good carrier oil such as olive oil.

 

This diluted oil is used to massage specific areas of the body, depending upon the nature of ailment. It should never be taken internally as it could be fatal.

 

If you are suffering from liver problems or you are pregnant, then you should avoid using it.

 

The relaxing and stimulating powers of this oil help in treating cramps and muscular aches and pains along with stress related conditions such as anxiety, depression and other nervous complaints.

 

Ambrette oil is also used by aroma therapists for the treatment of stiff joints.

 

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.

 

Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.

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