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Ylang Ylang

 
Common Name:  Ylang Ylang
Botanical Name:  Cananga odorata
Method of Extraction:  Steam Distilled
Countries:   Comoro Islands and Madagascar 
Parts Used:  Flowers
Note:  Middle
Aroma:  Rich, sweet, floral
Traditional Uses:   Used throughout the fragrance industry.   Good for:  Anxiety, depression, frigidity, hypertension, palpitations, stress.

Yarrow

 
Common Name:   Yarrow
Botanical Name:  Achillea millefolium
Method of Extraction:  Steam Distilled
Countries:   India, France and USA
Parts Used:  Flowers
Note:  Middle
Aroma:  Dry, smooth, herbal
Traditional Uses:   Known for its astringent properties. Yarrow is also used as an anti-inflammatory and in cold preparations.

Wormwood

Common Name:  Wormwood
Botanical Name:  Artemisia Annua
Method of Extraction: 
Countries:  India
Parts Used: Leaves
Note:  middle
Aroma:  pungent, earthy, fruity
Traditional Uses:  To expel worms and repel pests.
Therapeutic Properties:

Wintergreen

 
Common Name:  Wintergreen
Botanical Name:  Gaultheria procumbens
Method of Extraction:  Steam Distillation
Countries:   China
Parts Used:  Leaves
Note:  Middle
Aroma:  Warm, Fresh, spicy-sweet and camphoraceous
Traditional Uses:   Used in massage oils, liniments, and as a flavoring in cadies and breath mints.

Winter Savory

 
Common Name:   Winter Savory
Botanical Name:  Satureja montana
Method of Extraction:  Steam Distillation
Countries:   Hungary, Spain, and France
Parts Used:  Whole herb
Note:  Middle
Aroma:  Sharp, medicinal, herbaceous
Traditional Uses:   Sometimes used in perfumery. The herb has been used for digestive complaints, and contains anti-microbial properties.

Violet Leaf

 
Common Name:  Violet Leaf
Botanical Name:  Viola odorata
Method of Extraction:  Solvent
Countries:   Egypt
Parts Used:  Leaves
Note:  Middle - Base
Aroma:  Strong, green, earthy, slightly floral
Traditional Uses:    Violet Leaf Absolute is well respected as having relaxing, soothing, and inspiring properties.
Therapeutic Properties:  Relaxing and soothing.

Vetiver

 
Common Name:  Vetiver
Botanical Name:  Vetiveria zizanoides
Method of Extraction:  Steam Distillation
Countries:   Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Haiti
Parts Used:  Roots
Note:  Base
Aroma:  Sweet, heavy, earthy, woody
Traditional Uses:   Perfumery, anti-depressant, calm irritations.
Therapeutic Properties:  Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cell proliferant, depurative, emmenagogue, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary

Vanilla

 
Common Name:  Vanilla
Botanical Name:  Vanilla planifolia
Method of Extraction:  Solvent
Countries:   Madagascar, Mexico, and USA
Parts Used:  Bean or pod
Note:  Base
Aroma:  Sweet balsamic
Traditional Uses:   Used as a fixative in perfumes.  Used in incense, and for spiritual, meditation and has a comforting, sensual and protective aroma.  Used as a flavoring agent.

Tumeric

 
Common Name:   Tumeric
Botanical Name:  Curcuma longa
Method of Extraction:  Solvent
Countries:   India, China, and Japan
Parts Used:  Root
Note:  Base
Aroma:  Fresh, spicy-woody
Traditional Uses:   Has a long history as a medicine, spice, and coloring agent.  Used in foods for flavoring and as an anti-inflammatory ingredient. 

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