Costmary, botanically called Tanacetum balsamita, is a perennial herb that is also known by as balsam herb, or mint geranium. The plant smells like a eucalyptus and its leaves are oval serrated. It belongs to the Asteraceae family of plant kingdom.
Overview of Costmary Essential Oil
The costmary essential oil is obtained from the leaves of the costmary plant by way of steam distillation. The essential oil has a sweet, fresh, and minty aroma. The color of this essential oil varies from yellow brown to light yellow. It is naturally infused with astringent, antiseptic, diaphoretic, and carminative properties.
Benefits of Costmary Essential Oil
• Owing to the astringent and antiseptic properties of the Costmary Essential oil, it is used in making ointments for ulcers and sores.
• The exhilarating and fresh aroma of this essential oil eliminates mental fatigue and brings down negative feelings like hatred, hysteria, anger and fear.
• This essential oil is also used to treat intestinal worms, flu, cold, diarrhoea, fever and dysentery.
• It can also be used to treat delay in menstrual periods among many women.
The costmary essential oil is non-toxic, non-sensitive, and non-irritant in nature. But it should not be used by people suffering from cancer, kidney, or liver infections. The consumption of this essential oil is not advised to pregnant women. Keep this oil away from children. People going for oral consumption of this oil must always consume it after dilution.