Benefits of Vanilla

The health benefits of Vanilla Essential Oil can be attributed to its nutritional properties as an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anticarcinogenic, and much more, it can be used as an antidepressant, sedative, tranquilizing and relaxing substance when our feeling stressed and

overwhelmed.  It's smell is like comfort food like,immediately you think of your favorites like  ice creams, chocolates, cakes, pastries, custards. Did you know that vanilla was once used as an aphrodisiac by women to catch a man?  I's true. They would wear it as perfume because of its sweet smelling  aroma and the effects it has  on men, but it goes so much farther!!   Check out these amazing skin loving benefits of Vanilla 

  1.  Anti-ageing Benefits:

Vanilla can prevent and reverse skin damage caused by free radicals . It helps to slow down signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. The distinct flavor and health benefits of vanilla essence can be attributed to the presence of about 200 compounds which possess antioxidant properties. The high level of antioxidants reduces free radicals in your body. These free radicals are the waste products resulting from normal as well as harmful metabolic processes. They can cause various diseases including cancer. Vanilla possesses both antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties.     Vanilla can prevent and reverse skin damage caused by  these free radicals . It helps to slow down signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.   Vanilla is a good source of B-vitamins like niacin, thiamin, Vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid which play an important role in the maintenance of healthy skin. The antioxidant properties of vanilla protect your skin from damage caused by environmental pollutants and toxins which can help prevent the breakdown of cells and tissues in the body and stimulate the body’s natural regrowth. Due to its antibacterial nature, it also serves to boost your immune system and lower stress on the body, making it much easier to recover from injury or illness.

 

2.  Promotes Healthy Skin:

Vanilla is a good source of B-vitamins like niacin, thiamin, Vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid which play an important role in the maintenance of healthy skin. The antioxidant properties of vanilla protect your skin from damage caused by environmental pollutants and toxins. You can prepare a scrub to revive your skin from within. All you need to do is slice open 5 vanilla beans to scrape out its seeds. Add these seeds along with 3 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 drops vanilla essential oil to freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix the ingredients and apply it on your face. Massage for a few minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Then, splash some cold water on your face.

3.  Soothes Burns:

Vanilla has been used as a traditional remedy to heal burns, wounds and cuts. The usage of vanilla extract for healing wounds dates back to ancient times. Its anti-inflammatory properties can soothe and calm inflamed areas on the skin. It is considered a great home remedy for wound healing. Concentrated vanilla extracts or essential oil should not be applied directly on recent burns. Topical treatments containing vanilla extracts might be helpful. It is advisable to consult your doctor before using any such home remedies for burns.  Note that the direct use of vanilla extract on open wounds and burns should be avoided.

4.  Aphrodisiac Properties:

Vanilla has been used as an aphrodisiac since ancient times. Certain studies on aromatherapy have proved that vanilla can increase sexual desire by boosting testosterone levels in men. Usage of vanilla has proven to be effective in curing their impotency. Its aroma induces feelings of pleasure and satiation. Pure Aphrodisiac oil is combined Vanilla with other sensual oils for an amazing massage!

5.  Treatment of Anxiety and Depression:

This aromatic spice is beneficial for your nervous system. Research conducted by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York indicated that exposure to vanilla aromatherapy has proven to be effective in alleviating the symptoms of claustrophobia. Certain neurological studies have proved that vanilla extract can have a positive effect on those suffering from depression and anxiety disorders. Vanilla scent is specifically helpful for this purpose. Sipping vanilla tea or warm milk containing vanilla extract helps reduce anxiety in some people. the strong aroma of vanilla is known to have a direct impact on the nerves that induce calm and relieve stress, particularly when used as part of an aromatherapy treatment. 

6.  It promotes healthy digestion – drinking vanilla herbal tea has long been a popular natural remedy that instantly soothes gut inflammation, and helps with other digestion problems like cramping, stomach-ache and diarrhoea.   

 

7.  Relieves Nausea:

One of the best benefits of vanilla extract is that it can help calm the stomach in case of a feeling of nausea . All you need to do is add a few drops of vanilla extract to a glass of water and sip it slowly. The amazing vanilla scent will help to relieve the feeling of nausea. In fact, it is as good as nausea medicine and can effectively substitute it.

Vanilla infused herbal tea can relieve digestive problems. Water boiled with vanilla beans is a traditional remedy for vomiting and stomach upsets. Its rich aroma is effective in easing queasiness. 

8.  Dental Health:

Vanillin in vanilla is similar to capsaicin in chilli peppers and euganols in spices such as cinnamon. This compound has a positive effect on the central nervous system. Capsaicin is an effective pain reliever while euganols act as topical anaesthetics. Vanilla possesses both these properties which help fight toothache and infection

9.  It can help to ease respiratory conditions – that’s right! When you’re battling with a cough, cold or respiratory infection, using vanilla extract mixed with a little warm water can help to coat the throat and provide an anaesthetic effect, whilst the antibacterial properties help to reduce inflammation and irritation.

 

10. It can aid weight loss – vanilla can support your weight loss goals due to its natural appetite-suppressing qualities and because the extract of this plant can also help lower cholesterol, it can assist your body and metabolism to run more efficiently.

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