Latin Name: Vanilla planifolia
Plant Part: Fruit (Cured Pod)
Method: CO2, solvent extraction
Note/Element: Note: Base. Element Earth.
Functional Group: Aldehyde, trace components
Ayurvedic Doshas (Balances): Vata, Pitta
Scent: Sweet, smooth, rich
For Skin Types: None
Cautions: Possible Skin sensitivity. Not during pregnancy.
Physical Uses: Insomnia, natural skin and hair car formulations, balance harmones, reduce inflammation, PMS & cramp relief, lowers blood pressure.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Home sickness, comforting, nurturing, stress, tension, grief, depression
Other Uses: Celebrations, children, to create homey atmosphere, perfumery, aphrodisiac, baking.
Blends Well With: Flower, Peel, Resin, Spice, Root, Wood.
Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2001.