The miracles of science has transformed the Pharmacy as one of the most respected professions on the global horizon. India has one of the largest and most advanced & developing pharmaceutical industries in the world, which provides employment to millions and assures that essential drugs reach the needy at affordable prices. From simple pain killers to antibiotics and complex cardiac compounds, almost every type of drug is now available in India. Extensive research and development is continuously conducted in every department, which helps the pharma industry to progress and become one of the leading industries all across the globe.
Essential Oils, owing to their medicinal properties, play a significant role in the pharmaceutical industry as well. These oils produce specific pharmacological effects through skin absorption and inhalation that medicinally benefits physical and psychological health and overall well being. Over the years, many researches have been conducted that show pharmaceutical composition containing complex carbohydrates and natural or synthetic essential oils can work effectively as a topical pharmaceutical composition. There is ample evidence that plant materials have healing properties and have been used by human beings for healing for centuries. Such pharmaceutical compositions reduce inflammation, assist in wound healing, protect against bruising, relieve itching, pain & swelling and treat topical bacterial infections such as acne & decubitus ulcers. Perception of odors can have a major impact on memory, learning, emotions, thinking and feeling It is used in European medicine to combat depression and as a therapeutic agent, essential oils work similarly to tranquilizers but in a subtle organic way.
Essential oils also have cytophylactic (cell regeneration), antiseptic and wound healing effects as well as anti-fungal and anti-inflammative properties. Some essential oils like Angelica Root Oil make ultimate active ingredients for holistic natural skin-care, as these help in ailments like exhaustion, gout, toxin build-up, psoriasis and water retention.
Essentials oils have large numbers of usages in formulating various drugs for the treatment of different diseases. These essentials oils are widely popular due to their miraculous effects and include the following:
Aniseed oil is useful in the treatment of muscular aches & pains, bronchitis, rheumatism, whooping cough, cramps, colic, flatulenc migraines and headaches.
Agarwood oil helps in epilepsy, carminative, antimicrobial, and anti-asthmatic properties. It also helps in digestion, nervous disorders, bronchial complaints, rheumatism etc.
Balsam Essential Oil acts as a stimulant, parasiticide & expectorant and helps in asthma, nervous tension, bronchitis, stress, eczema and rashes.
Amyris Oil It has antiseptic, balsamic, sedative
Bay Leaf- Treating muscular aches, rheumatism, neuralgia and poor circulation.
Benzoin Pure Treating bronchitis, asthma, colds & flu, treating arthritis, soothing sore throats & rheumatism.
Bergamot Mint Oil It also helps in acne, asthma, apathy, bowel disorders, catarrhal conditions, bronchitis, colds, congested skin, colic, coughs, digestive problems.
Bergamot Oil The oil is used as a constituent for Intestinal Parasites, Nervous Eczema, Stress, Fear, Anxiety, Depression and Tension.
Betel Leaf several medicinal applications among natives and is especially used to harden gums, preserve teeth and sweeten breath
Bitter Orange Oil application in providing relief from colds,, constipation, flatulence, gums, flu, mouth, slow digestion and stress.
Black Cumin Seed treating respiratory & digestive problems, parasites & inflammation.
Black Pepper Oil is used for the treatment of rheumatism, pain relief, chills, colds, flu, increase circulation, muscular aches, exhaustion, physical & emotional coldness, nerve tonic and fevers.
Cajuput Oil helps with infections like colds, laryngitis & bronchitis. It is also helpful for sinusitis, asthma and sore throat etc.
Calamus Essential oil is used for nervous complaints, headaches, vertigo and dysentery ailments.
Camphor Oil treatment of nervous depression, inflammation, acne, arthritis, muscular aches & pains, rheumatism, sprains, bronchitis, colds etc.
Caraway Oil settling stomach, nervous digestion, flatulence, colic and gastric spasms, bronchial asthma, bronchitis and coughs etc.
Cardamom Oil is helpful for digestive system and works as laxative & soothes colic, wind, dyspepsia and nausea. It warms the stomach & also helps with heartburn.
Carrot Seed Oil helps fighting jaundice and is also helpful for gout, arthritis, edema, rheumatism and accumulation of toxins in muscles & joints etc.
Cassia Oil helps in relaxing tight muscles, menstrual cramps, ease joint pain and increase circulation. Further, it is also used as spice & food flavoring as well as for treatment of digestive complaints.
Cedarwood Essential Oil is antiseptic, anti-seborrheic, anti-putrescent, aphrodisiac, diuretic, astringent, expectorant, mucolytic, fungicidal, sedative (nervous).
Celery Seed Essential Oil has antioxidant, antiseptic (urinary), anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, aperitif, digestive diuretic, depurative & stomachic properties.
Roman Chamomile Oil is used for getting relief from PMS as well as ailments like abdominal pain, throat infections and gall bladder problems. It also helps to relieve allergies, hay fever & asthma.
German chamomile oil is used for treating any type of internal or external inflammation as well as is very effective on urinary stones (bladder gravel) as well.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil has good antiseptic properties and is perfect for topical applications.
Cinnamon Leaf Oil works as a stimulant, antiseptic (as with cinnamon bark), and as antibiotic.
Citronella Java has therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, parasitic, tonic and as a stimulant. Many commercial repellents contain Citronella Java
Clove Essential Oil is an effective agent for minor pains and aches (particular dental pain), and is helpful when battling flu and colds.
Coriander Essential Oil- is analgesic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, deodorant, stimulant and stomachic.
Costus Root Essential Oil has antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, stimulant, stomachic, and tonic etc.
Cumin Seeds- t is also majorly used in the preparation of mouth washes, gargle preparations, toothpaste flavors, and in pharmaceuticals.
Curry Leaf Essential Oil against diabetes, hair loss, and as a means of helping the skin maintain its natural pigmentation.
Cypriol Oil medicine
Cypress Oil rheumatism, and varicose veins.
The Davan Oil is used in pharmaceuticals industries.
Davana Oil is also regarded as being anti-infectious and stimulating to the endocrine system.
Elemi Pure Essential OilThis oil is used in treating Bronchitis, catarrh, extreme coughing, mature skin, scars, stress, and wounds.
Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil is fantastic on skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice and skin infections.
Eucalyptus Hydrosol Eucalyptus leaf water extract is also very effective against airborne viruses & bacteria as well as inhalation for colds, sinusitis and general catarrh. Elemi is extensively used for soothing muscle pain concerned with exercise, for treatment of bronchitis, catarrh, extreme coughing, mature skin, scars, stress, wounds.
Eucalyptus Globulus Oil helps in fevers, migraine and malaria, coughs, asthma, throat infections, sinusitis and catarrhal conditions, muscular aches and pains, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and poor circulation.
Fennel Sweet Essential Oil is used as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, stimulant, splenic, stomachic, and as a vermifug.
The Frankincense Essential Oil is widely used as an antiseptic, astringent, carminative, digestive, diuretic, sedative and as a tonic.
Fennel Sweet is attributed with being an antiseptic, expectorant, carminative, laxative, diuretic, stimulant, stomachic.
Fennel Fennel Oil is a great remedy for digestive problems such as flatulence, constipation, colic, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dyspepsia and hiccups.