The Benzoin Oil has been used for a thousand couple of years ago back when it has been used for some of the oldest civilizations of the world. They have used it for their religious ceremonies and in their medicines, because it has antidepressant, aromatic, and disinfectant properties.
The oil itself is golden-colored, thick, resinous, and aromatic. The oil is extracted from the Benzoin tree with the scientific name Styrax Benzoin.
Components of the Benzoin Essential Oil
The main components of the Benzoin Essential Oil include Vanillin (which gives it a vanilla-like fragrance and aroma), Cinnamic Acid, Coniferyl Benzoate, Benzaldehyde, Benzoic Acid, and Benzyl Benzoate.
Health Benefits and Uses of Benzoin Essential Oil
The oil can raise your spirits and uplift your mood. This is why it has been used traditionally in many ceremonies all over the world, and it is the same reason it is being used now. It gives out a sense and mood of celebration in a gathering once it is inhaled and detected by small receptors inside the brain.
The oil can protect open wounds from getting infections. It has also been known to be effective in healing wounds once externally applied on them. It can prevent sepsis from developing.
Since it is very rich in aroma, it is most often used as a deodorant for the body and for different types of rooms.
The Benzoin Essential Oil is a natural diuretic, which means it can improve the amount and frequency of urination. This means that it can help in lowering blood pressure, losing weight, and improving digestion.
The oil is an anti-rheumatic and anti-arthritic, which means that when it is applied externally, it can provide relief in rheumatism and arthritis.
The oil is toxic in nature, which means inhalation or ingestion of the oil in excessive quantities can be poisonous.