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Benzoin Oil Health Benefits

Benzoin oil is golden-coloured, aromatic, thick, resinous oil obtained from the Benzoin tree whose scientific name is Styrax Benzoin. Benzoin oil, besides being a stimulant and an antidepressant on one hand, is a relaxant and sedative on the other.

 

It relieves anxiety, tension, nervousness and stress. Actually, it brings the nervous system and neurotic system to normal.

 

That is why, in case of depression, it gives a feeling of uplifted mood and in case of anxiety and stress, it relaxes people. It also has tranquilizing effects.

 

Benzoin oil has carminative and anti-flatulent properties. It helps in the removal of gases from the stomach and the intestines and relieves inflation of the intestines.

 

This is once again due to its relaxing effects. It relaxes the muscular tension in the abdominal area and help gases pass out.

 

This helps digestion and improves appetite. Benzoin oil, being warm and disinfectant in nature, behaves as a good expectorant.

 

It helps in the removal of coughs from the respiratory system comprising the trachea, bronchi and lungs, and relieves congestion which therefore eases breathing.

 

This essential oil has been used since antiquity in aromatherapy preparations such as frankincense.

 

Benzoin tincture was used for over 200 years as an antiseptic in hospitals prior to World War II because of its antimicrobial properties.

 

Benzoin’s greatest benefit lies in that it has a calming effect on the nervous and digestive systems, a warming effect on circulation problems and a toning effect on the respiratory tract.

 

Furthermore it can help boost the pancreas, and is thought to be involved in controlling blood sugar levels, which makes it valuable for sufferers of diabetes.

 

Use benzoin resin in external skin applications to heal cuts and sooth inflammation of rough cracked skin.

 

Benzoin is indicated for use where there is redness, irritation, or itching, such as eczema.

 

Use benzoin in massage blends and aromatherapy applications for all cold conditions of the respiratory system.

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