BOTANICAL NAME: polianthes tuberosa
PARTS USED: flowers
FRAGRANCE: heavy, sweet-floral, can be slightly spicy
BLENDS WELL WITH: bergamot, carnation, clary sage, frankincense, gardenia, geranium, jasmine, lavender, mandarin, neroli, orange, opopanax, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, violet, vetiver
AROMATIC & PHYSICAL BENEFITS: aphrodisiac, deodorant, relaxing, sedative, warming
MAGICAL USES: peace, harmony, psychic abilities
Tuberose is not a popular name in the world of herbal medicines, but is very popular among perfume manufacturers. Its flower has a beautiful fragrance which is active at night when it blooms. Due to this it is known as “Night Queen” or “Mistress of the Night”. It grows well in Central America and India and is very much in demand in the countries of the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, and Africa for making perfume. The essential oil is extracted from its flowers by solvent extraction method. The main components of Tuberose Essential Oil are benzyl alcohol, butyric acid, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, menthyl benzoate, menthyl anthranilate, and nerol.
Aphrodisiac: stimulating, increases libido and sexual arousal.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Relaxing: The pleasant fragrance and some components of this oil have relaxing effects on the brain, nerves and the muscles. It calms, and gives relief from stress, tension, anxiety, depression, anger, nervous afflictions, convulsions, cramps, spasmodic coughs, and diarrhea.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing.
Warming: Stimulates and increases blood circulation in the body thereby inducing a warming effect.
Safety Warning: Because of it’s intense aroma it may cause headache in sensitive persons. Mild doses should be used for best results. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.