Tuberose essential oil is extracted from tuberose flowers, a flower that blooms at night. Tuberose is often used as an ingredient in perfumes, due to its strong, pleasant fragrance. While tuberose oil may be better known in the cosmetics industry that than in herbal medicine, the oil boasts aphrodisiac, deodorant, sedative, relaxing and warming properties. Tuberose oil’s unique healing compounds can be used in natural medicine to help relieve stress and anxiety, increase blood circulation, reduce inflammation and more. (1)
Tuberose Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
1. Increases Libido
The tuberose plant, also called “Night Queen” and “Mistress of the Night” is only active at night time. The oil works as a natural aphrodisiac in aromatherapy or in herbal medicines due to its strong and intoxicating floral aroma. Tuberose essential oil works to stimulate the parts of the brain that are responsible for arousal to work against loss of libido. The oil also helps relax the mind to reduce tension and stress. (2)
2. Eliminates Odor
Tuberose essential oil has natural deodorant properties thanks to its wonderful aroma. The oil is often used in perfumes for its strong floral scent. Tuberose oil works as a natural deodorant to help ward off odor in place of commercial deodorants that contain aluminum and other harmful ingredients. Tuberose essential oil’s floral fragrance naturally combats sweat and body odor. (3)
3. Relieves Stress and Anxiety
Tuberose essential oil can be help relieve stress, anxiety, anger, nervousness, depression and tension in aromatherapy. The oil’s pleasant fragrance has a natural relaxing effect on the brain, nerves and muscles to promote a calming and stress-free environment. Tuberose essential oil can also help calm an upset stomach, cramps, and coughing. (4)
4. Reduces Inflammation
The natural calming and sedative properties of tuberose essential oil also provide the body with anti-inflammatory benefits. Tuberose oil can help reduce inflammation related to the nervous system and respiratory system, such as a sore throat or congestion.
5. Increases Blood Circulation
Tuberose essential oil has natural stimulant properties that work throughout the body. The oil has the ability to increase blood circulation, producing a warming effect. The oil can help counteract low body temperature in the winter or in other cold climates by keeping the respiratory system warm. By increasing blood circulation, tuberose oil also helps prevent the accumulation of phlegm in the lungs and respiratory tract. (5) This reduces your chance of a respiratory infection.
Caution: Tuberose essential oil is a non-irritating, non-sensitizing and non-toxic essential oil. However, the oil does have a very strong, intense aroma. If you are sensitive to smell, tuberose oil’s strong fragrance may cause headaches or be slightly irritating to the nerves when used in high concentrations. Use tuberose oil in very mild doses if you are sensitive to smell to prevent any adverse reactions.