The scent of ylang flowers is very calming
Are you familiar with this one waste? The name of this flower is ylang flower which has a greenish yellow color. The shape is not too beautiful when compared to the flowers that are usually used as flower arrangements. This 6-petal flower curls and curls irregularly. The green color at first glance looks similar to leaves. Although the color and shape are less attractive, various insects still come to this flower. One of them was a red ant and when I picked it my hand got bitten by the red ant.
Even though the color and shape are very unattractive, the scent makes us not want to throw it away, even though the fragrance of this flower is still long lasting even though the flower has withered.
This ylang flower can grow well in Indonesia, which has a tropical climate. Ylang is a native plant from Asian countries, such as Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia of course.
The ylang tree can grow tall. In the wild, the ylang tree can reach a height of 5 meters. Apart from taking flowers, ylang wood can also be used as furniture material.
Simple flower but has many uses and benefits
Flowers with scientific names
Cananga odorata is famous for its fragrant aroma.
The fragrance is still there even though this flower is dry.
This flower is used as perfume or perfume in various places.
Ylang flower is also a mixture of several skin care products such as body scrubs, soap, cold powder perfume, and hair oil.
Ylang flower is special because of its calming fragrance
There are 2 main groups of ylang that are cultivated, namely the Cananga group (Forma marcophylla Steeins) and Ylang-ylang (Forma genuina Steeins). Cananga has branches perpendicular to the stem while Ylang-ylang has drooping branches and smaller leaves.
Besides being fragrant and refreshing, the aroma of ylang flowers can be used as aromatherapy to improve memory and thinking skills.
It is considered special because ylang flowers play an important role. Even parents used to say that whoever plants this flower in front of the house will quickly bring in a mate for those who have daughters. And this flower is also used as herbal medicine.
Various Benefits of Ylang Flower for health
Ylang flower has long been used as a raw material for making perfumes. In fact, this flower is often used as aromatherapy because of the content of essential oils and active compounds in it.
No wonder the ylang flower can provide a variety of health benefits. Quoted from Alodokter.com explains the benefits of ylang flowers, including :
Reduce stress and anxiety levels
Research shows that inhaling the aroma of ylang flower essential oil can reduce anxiety and stress levels. The content is known to be able to reduce levels of the hormone cortisol in the body, and is even believed to be effective for overcoming depression.
Lowering blood pressure
A study revealed that the content of ylang flower essential oil has the effect of lowering blood pressure and keeping the heart rate normal. This effect is certainly good for people with hypertension.
Improve sleep quality
Ylang flower essential oil is known to have linalool compounds which can produce a sedative effect or cause drowsiness. No wonder the ylang flower is often used as aromatherapy to make you sleep better.
Prevent and relieve asthma symptoms
Asthma is a respiratory disease that is closely related to stress. If you have asthma, you can use ylang flower essential oil to prevent flare-ups of stress-induced asthma.
To get the benefits of ylang flower in relieving asthma symptoms, you can apply ylang flower essential oil that has been diluted with a carrier oil to the chest area, then inhale for 15-20 minutes.
Treating fungal infections
Ylang flower is considered effective for treating fungal infections, such as Candida albicans infection. The reason is, besides being able to cause drowsiness, the linalool compound in ylang flowers also has antifungal properties.
The scent of this always reminds me of death. The first time I encountered this was at a wake of one of our teachers in school. Some flowers were on the coffin. That's why it was my first memory of this flower.