Monarch Oil: Properties and Applications
For many people, aromatic oils are an integral part of life. Their influence on the health and general well-being of man has been proven for a long time. Some use ethers in everyday life, others use to care for the body or for medicinal purposes, and some even simply improve the atmosphere in the house with the help of an aroma lamp.
There is a huge amount of oils, widely spread and known for their curative qualities. However, there are also such extracts, whose properties are not so illuminated, because of what they unfairly remain in the shadows. One of them is monarch essential oil.
What is this plant?
Monarda is an essential oil plant, which belongs to the family of labial flowers. Still it is called golden melissa, bee balm, Indian bergamot and lemon mint. It has a straight branching stem, reaching a height of more than 100 cm.
The leaves of the monarch are opposite, dentate, oval in shape, with reddish veins and pointed tips. The color is light green, with a light silvery tinge.
The flowers of plants can have different colors - lilac, red or pink. They have a very pleasant aroma, besides they are an excellent honeycomb. Lemon mint over 4 years old forms about a hundred flowering shoots.
The monster begins to blossom in the middle of summer, and ends at the end of August. In some cases, this period may stretch to the onset of cold weather. After flowering, dry fruits appear, which consist of several nuts. The plant does not lose its decorativeness. Virtually all parts of the monad possess useful properties.
On the estate the monarch is most often grown in seedlings. In winter( in January-February), plant seeds are sown in boxes with a nutrient soil to a depth of 2.5 cm, placed in a greenhouse. The temperature under the film must be at least 20 ° C.The emergence of shoots is expected in 2-3 weeks. Then the seedlings are dived into containers. Once they come into force, they can be planted in the open ground.
The most common monad species are:
- is arched.
And each kind of flower has its own healing qualities. For example, a lemon monk in medicine is used as a natural antiseptic. She received this name for her unusual lemon flavor. In addition, the plant is used as a spice during the preparation of vermouth, and even in the cosmetic industry. It is from the lemon monarch that popular tea is made, which has not only healing properties, but also unique taste. This drink has proven itself in the fight against asthma and viruses.
The twin monarch is often used as inhalations for the treatment of colds. Still this kind of flower helps with rheumatism, and also acts as an antimicrobial and laxative. It contains a lot of carvacrol and thymol, which has a beneficial effect on improving the performance of the heart muscle and normalizing blood circulation.
In the vulture herbal plant contains a lot of vitamins B1, B2 and C. In their deficiency in the body, it is customary to use the monadic monogram oil. In cooking, this kind of flower is used as a seasoning.
The hybrid monad helps to improve digestion, besides it has an excellent antiviral and immunomodulatory effect. That's why it is often used to eliminate such colds, as ARI, ARVI and influenza.
What is included in the monad?
Essential oils in this plant are the main biologically active components. It is thanks to them that the monarch has a pleasant fragrance. It also contains vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamin, and also produces pectins, bitter, tannins, bioflavonoids, amino acids and cellulose.
Monarch oil, the healing properties of which have long been known to folk healers, contains about 40 substances, 16 of which are basic. Many samples of this flower's essential oil have thymol and carvacrol as an active ingredient. In various species of monarchs, their content varies from 41-85%.
In addition, in the essential oil of bee balm( so popularly called the monarch), there are the following elements:
- cineole and cymol.
By the way, in a dried form this unique herb is used to get rid of domestic pests. Its components help to destroy bed bugs and other insect parasites that feed on particles of skin.
Monad oil: properties and application
Gold balm is a rather valuable bactericide with a wide range of effects. The main useful element in it is the natural antibiotic - thymol.
Monarch essential oil is a solution with a strong antiseptic effect. The flower contains a large number of antioxidants, retinoids and vitamins. Thanks to useful substances, the monarch has an antifungal, immunostimulating, regenerative, hemostatic and antiseptic effect on the body.
The healing properties of essential oil help to eliminate inflammation, improve immunity, relieve spasms, remove toxins and poisons from the body, and fight colds. In addition, it perfectly protects from the harmful effects of radiation and even helps to get rid of radiation sickness.
Monarch oil, the application of which must be dosed, is added to tea to increase strength to people after a course of chemotherapy. It is used to eliminate bronchial asthma, dermatitis, burns and eczema. Ether perfectly copes with diseases caused by fungi, dandruff, helps to rejuvenate the skin and strengthen weakened hair.
As already known, the plant has antibacterial properties, so it is used to disinfect and purify the air in the room, especially during epidemics. To relax and warm the muscles when taking a bath, you need to add just a few drops of golden balm oil into the water.
Monarch essential oil, the properties of which are beneficial to the body, is used in the following cases:
- To enhance the effect of antibiotics and accelerate the healing process.
- For the treatment of bronchial asthma or acute respiratory diseases. With such ailments, the plant is used as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent.
- To eliminate ulcers, fractures, abrasions and burns. If the integrity of the bones is violated, a mixture of oils is used, which will require 5 drops of monarea ether, 10 ml of wheat germ oil and a little lavender. Damaged area should be lubricated with the product.
Monarch oil: application in folk medicine
Essential oil, popular in folk medicine, has powerful healing properties, so it must be taken with caution.
The strongest and most important property of Golden Melissa is its antifungal effect. It is used in the therapy of all fungal pathologies. The main quality of medicinal substances is the absence of bacteria getting used to them. Used to eliminate fungal lesions of nails and skin, cystitis, vaginitis, psoriasis and eczema.
In addition, the monarch has an antihelminthic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibiotic effect. That's why the plant heals burns, wound infections. Still it is used for sanitation of wards in hospitals, as the flower destroys the Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci and streptococci. In addition, the plant is able to reduce air contamination with diphtheria and pertussis chopsticks. Monarch oil is often used to fight against otitis media, influenza, tuberculosis, prolonged pneumonia, ARVI and bronchitis.
As well as the essential oil plant has anti-cancer properties. But its use is possible only after irradiation or chemotherapy.
Monarch oil, the application of which has been evaluated by many, can act as a regenerating agent and as a preservative of blood. It perfectly stimulates immunity. According to the number of useful and medicinal properties, this flower has a similarity with nard oil.
Monarda has a radioprotective effect, so it is advised to use it for therapy of radiation damage in small doses. In addition, the plant has an antioxidant effect on the body, since the oil elements can be oxidized by absorbing excess oxygen in the cells.
Moreover, golden balm has an angioprotective and antisclerotic effect. It improves the metabolism of lipids, resulting in the removal of bad cholesterol from the body. The plant essential oil helps purify the aorta from sclerotic plaques and strengthen the walls of small peripheral vessels.
Use of essential oil plants for other purposes
Monarch oil is not the only remedy for this plant. Monarda is also used as a decoction. Funds based on this flower can get rid of acne, pimples and other skin diseases, as well as foot fungus.
Broths from monard effectively cope with such a problem of oily scalp, like seborrhea. Another plant is used as a face mask with the addition of white or blue clay.
To prepare the broth, use 200 ml of hot water and 2 tablespoons of dry grass. Insist in the thermos for about 10 hours. The received product should be washed daily to eliminate inflammation in the pores of the skin.
Essential oil of the monarchy of the dole is often used in massage, to at least slightly delay the old age. In the process of this procedure, cells are renewed. Gold balm is added to a variety of skin care products. After all, the means with this plant perfectly tones it up.
Monarda has a very unusual and pleasant aroma, so the dishes with it are always delicious. The fresh young greenery of this plant is perfect for salads and soups, as it normalizes digestion and improves appetite. This herb is added to compotes, tea and jelly. Drinks with her acquire healing properties, so drink them recommended for colds.
The monad greens in combination with tarragon, basil and mint are used as a seasoning for fish or baking. But to preserve all the useful qualities of the plant during heat treatment, it should be placed in a dish a few minutes before it is ready.
The domestic use of gold bald balm is due to the antifungal and bactericidal effects of the ether. In residential rooms with high humidity, infected with fungus and black mold, spraying means from this plant is carried out. To obtain such a spray with monad oil, it is necessary to add 15 drops of ether in 1 liter of water and mix thoroughly. It is necessary to process the premises with the received solution at least once in 7 days.
If someone in the family has picked up a viral infection - you can spray for preventive purposes or aromatic treatment of rooms to avoid infection.
Oil extract at home
Unfortunately, to get a real monarch oil, the properties of which have beneficial effects on the human body, it is impossible at home. But you can independently prepare an extract from this plant.
When growing a monad at a dacha, the raw material for oil must be collected only during the active growing season of the flower. To get a home extract, use dried leaves and inflorescences. They are mixed with a refined plant product in the proportion of 1 teaspoon of raw material and 10 - oil. Ready mixture should be put on a water bath, heat it for several hours. Then the solution is cooled and filtered. Apply an oil extract for inhalation, treatment of abrasions and cure for the common cold.
Contraindications to the use of gold balm
The use of monad oil should be carried out in moderate amounts. It is necessary to refuse treatment with this plant in the following situations:
- If the age of the child is less than 5 years, as it is not known exactly how the baby will be affected by the properties of this flower.
- When breastfeeding and bearing a baby. Future mothers should not eat monarch based products and even inhale their fragrance.
- With individual intolerance. This contraindication is always, especially when it comes to plants with such a diverse composition.
Combination with other essential oils
Monarch oil has a very specific composition, so it is rarely used in perfumery. For the same reason, it interacts only with certain ethers. In combination with the rest of the oils, the medicinal properties of the plant can be enhanced.
In skin diseases, the monard esters effectively affect the affected area in combination with basil. These herbs in combination neutralize the negative side effects of each other, thereby increasing their healing properties.
For the preparation of funds with monadic ether as a basis, it is better to use peach, apricot or almond oil. To strengthen the antiviral and bactericidal qualities of the plant, you should use eucalyptus and lemon wormwood. And to improve its aromatic properties will be obtained with the essential oils of lime, geranium, lemon and lavender.
Conservation of monad
This perennial flower is an excellent medonos, which attracts many useful insects, so it can often be found in suburban areas. It looks great in the background of the garden, as well as in combination with phlox and rudbeckies. As a rule, for the creation of culinary dishes and medicines use the ground part of the golden lemon balm. It is best to harvest plants at the beginning of flowering. It is during this period that most essential oils are present in it.
The cut monad must be dried in a dark place, and the room should be well ventilated. Rough and thick stems should be immediately thrown out, since it is difficult to prepare medicinal preparations and infusions from them. The dry plant does not need to be crushed heavily, otherwise the essential oil glands can be spoiled. If they are damaged, the efficiency of the raw materials will worsen.
The ratio of substances in monare and the amount of essential oils vary depending on the variety, growing conditions, time of harvesting. Monarch oil is a very valuable and useful plant, its medicinal properties are of great benefit to the human body, but before using it is advised to consult a doctor.
Opinions of people on this flower
Monarch oil, reviews about which are mostly positive, helps to strengthen hair when it is added to shampoos. Some users note its pronounced effect on the skin when added to cosmetics. Still many were convinced, that the plant really helps to struggle with virus and catarrhal diseases. People who use it in aromatherapy, noted the tonic effect of essential oil of this herb.