The Straight Up Guide to Essential Oil Research — Part Two

In yesterday’s post I gave you a wealth of essential oils research listed by ailment. For those who may be curious about particular oils, I thought it might also be a good idea to create a post that shows you the amazing benefits of essential oils listed by oil rather than the ailment it can help.

Please note that essential oils are not regulated by the FDA. Because they are not evaluated by the FDA, essential oils are not regulated to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any illness. I cannot and do not claim that essential oils can treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any illnesses. (And as you can probably tell, clearly the FDA frowns upon any such notion.) I can, however, present you with the essential oils research, the science of it all. With that said, here are some of the results of scientific studies regarding individual essential oils, listed in alphabetical order. The links to the studies are all highlighted in green.

The Straight Up Guide to Essential Oil Research - part 2

Angelica essential oil for seizures.

Anise essential oil for women’s issues.

Basil essential oil for salmonella in food.

Bergamot essential oil for anti-anxiety.

Black Pepper essential oil for withdrawal from smoking.

Blue Yarow essential oil for skin cancer melanoma.

Cardamom essential oil as an insecticide.

Chamomile essential oil for cancer cell growth.

Cinnamon essential oil as an herbicide.

Clove essential oil  for tooth decay and oral bacteria.

Copaiba essential oil for acne.

Eucalyptus essential oil for gastrointestinal issues, infectious diseases, for respiratory viruses and for after chemotherapy.

Frankincense and Sandalwood for bladder cancer.

Garlic essential oil for liver health.

Geranium essential oil for colon cancer and vaginal yeast infections.

Ginger essential oil for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Laurus Nobilis essential oil for diabetes.

Lavender for anxiety, migraine headaches, seasonal allergies, asthma, emotional symptoms associated with PMS, tonsillectomy pain, heart rate and blood flow, antifungal-resistant infections, and as an herbicide.

Lemon essential oil for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and seasonal allergies.

Lemon Balm, also known as Melissa essential oil, for inflammationtriglycerides, glucose levels, hypoglycemia, and dementia.

Lemongrass essential oil for antibiotic resistant staph infections, stomach pain, h pylori, and molluscum.

Lime essential oil for metabolic disorders.

Melaleuca, also known as Tea Tree oil, for histamine-induced skin irritations and inflammation and head lice.

Neroli essential oil for women’s issues relating to hormones and hormonal changes.

Orange essential oil for anxiety.

Oregano essential oil for antimicrobial properties, norovirus, and gastric ulcers.

Patchouli essential oil for colorectal cancer.

Peppermint essential oil for sports performancememory and alertness. Peppermint together with Spearmint for antibacterial agents.

Rosemary essential oil for drug resistant infections, anxiety, cognitive function, and depression.. Lavender and Rosemary oils together for stress.

Sage essential oil for airborne microbesmemory and attention, as well as mood and cognitive performance. airborne microbes.

Tarragon essential oil for antibacterial properties.

Thyme essential oil for respiratory infections.

Valerian essential oil for sleep issues associated with restless leg syndrome, cancer, and  menopause,

Ylang Ylang essential oil for blood pressurecalming depression and stress and bladder issues.


If you have been interested in trying essential oils for yourself, or if you are curious how they have helped in my family, I would be happy to help you get started with Young Living essential oils. Just email me at with any questions.

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  1. H Johnson says:

    Thank you for this list! I love reading medical evidence of how YLEO can help with so many issues. I was looking at the study for sinus allergies. They used lemon to make a nasal spray. They also used pure aloe, and a small amount of Ravintsara (I am thinking Raven may work well too?). They also added soluble propoli. I am having a hard time figuring out what this is and where to find it. Do you know, or do you have knowledge of a good anti-allergy nasal spray? THANK YOU!!

  2. Kristy Dempsey says:

    Thank you so Very much for the time you have committed to sharing and collecting this information and research! This is such a valuable tool for those of us needing a resource that is easy to read / follow as it relates to research. You ROCK!

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