Oriental Essence contains two of Asia's most recognizable plant and fruit. These two ingredients have a long history in Asia hence its uses are well chronicled. They are not only essential culinary ingredient today but also traditional folk remedy. Together, they complement each other well to bring a host of benefits to the user.
Lemongrass has been cultivated for more than five thousand years. In India, it has been mixed with other herbs to make a drink for fever, irregular menstruation, diarrhea and stomachaches. It also used the oil to treat fungal infections of the skin.
In aromatherapy, The Chinese used the herb in similar ways, to treat headaches, stomachaches, colds and sore muscles and joints. The Cubans use the oil today to reduce blood pressure. It is one of the most common herbs for digestive issues in Brazil and the Caribbean today.
Used on skin, Orange Essential Oil enhances the sense of relaxation and contributes anti-bacterial and cleansing properties. Those who suffer from allergies may find that the oil relieves a runny nose and cough, as its anti-inflammatory properties can benefit the body’s response to physical irritation.
Most famous now for its culinary uses, Nutmeg has quite an interesting history. Native to the Banda Islands of Indonesia, it is believed to help protect against plagues during the 1600s, which led to soaring exorbitant prices. It is said that a few nutmegs at that time in England could ensure a lifetime of financial independence.
In aromatherapy uses, Nutmeg promotes sleep, calm the senses, and induce a sense of relaxation. It is also used as a massage oil to help comfort sore regions, joint pain, muscle cramps, and abdominal or menstrual tension.
Used on skin, it helps clarify, brighten and soothe. Its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties can contribute to a clear, glowing complexion.