Monoterpene Hydrocarbons: pinene; Monoterpene Alcohols: (-)-linalöl (up to 55%), farnesol, geraniol; Sesquiterpene Hydrocarbons: α-farnesene; Phenols: p-cresol, eugenol, isoeugenol; Esters: benzyl acetate, geranyl acetate (more than 5%), benzyl acetate (10%), benzyl benzoate, linalyl acetate. The primarily sedative property of the Monoterpene Alcohols, Ylang Ylang’s primary ingredient, accounts for its major action in Calming the Heart and Clearing Heart Fire, which in turn helps to Tonify the Reproductive Qi especially in psycho-emotionally related situations.
Functions Increases the Guardian Qi; Prevents Fever; Fights Infection: for malaria, typhus, infections of the intestinal tract. Rectifies the Scalp: hair loss. Calms the Heart; Clears Heart Fire: nervous tension, palpitations, hypertension, tachycardia; restless agitation, insomnia, epilepsy (especially just before the onset of the seizure); diabetes. Tonifies Reproductive Qi: impotence and frigidity, lack of pleasure and joy, imbalance between the male and female.
Five Phase Association Fire Metal Water
Properties Cool and Moist.
Chakra Association Four primarily, but also Two, due to its secondary association with Normalizing Sexual Expression; and Three due to its association with the Inception of the Heart Spirit.
Discussion Ylang Ylang Extra is the highest of as many as five grades of Ylang Ylang. It is the first extraction and therefore most concentrated. It contains the most volatile top note constituents so that the benefits of Ylang Ylang may be achieved faster and by using less oil.
Precautions Ylang ylang contains less than 0.5 percent isoeugenol, up to 0.5 percent benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, and up to 5 percent benzyl salicyulate alcohol, all of which are potentially allergenic when tested as chemical isolates.
Dennis Willmont has been practicing acupuncture, and Taijiquan, and Daoist
meditation since 1971. He has published numerous articles in academic
journals on acupuncture and natural healing and has published four books on
these topics, which can be found on his website, www.willmountain.com