Ylang Ylang Materia Medica


The name ylang ylang itself is an important signature. The repetition of the same mellifluous, two-syllable sound has a rhythmic character with a heartbeat-like quality.

In the Philippines, an infused oil, called boori-boori (made by soaking the ylang ylang’s aromatic flowers in coconut oil) is used as a perfumed body lotion that some believe will ward off malevolent spirits and cure the illnesses these may cause. It is also used to prevent fevers during the rainy season as well as for skin rejuvenation.

On a spiritual level, ylang ylang is thought to support the sharing of self without sacrifice of personal power and to encourage self-acceptance, contentment through love (including self-love) and being in touch with one’s body.

Download this chapter to learn more about  YLANG YLANG—Cananga odorata.

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19 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Malarial
Sefirah: Chesed
Constitutional Type: Mixed Neurasthenia/Hysteria
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: history and plant characteristics; aromatherapy perspectives; musk deer and homeopathic remedy Moschus; astral body and spirit body and the kidney/liver/heart interface; autonomic nervous system (ANS); mixed neurasthenia/hysteria constitution; Malarial miasm; Chesed.

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