Aromatherapy Natural Hormone Treatment


by KG Stiles, LMT, RBT, CBP

Certified Aromatherapist


Research is being done to understand the mechanism for why Geranium is so effective as a natural hormone treatment and in treating female imbalances.

Effective research and clinical evaluation has been done in Germany on the main chemical components found in Geranium oil. Clinical results were found for alcohol geraniol found in Geranium oil.

The results of these studies show successful treatment for autonomic nervous system imbalances. Autonomic nervous system balance is an essential KEY for healthy functioning of the body, mind and emotions. The autonomic nervous system is known to stimulate our hormonal production and response.

Manifestations of autonomic nervous system imbalance include common symptoms of headache, hot flashes, irregular heartbeat, nervousness, depression and anxiety.

According to Dr. Andrew Weil medical vocabulary for imbalances of the autonomic nervous system practically do not exist in North American medicine. However both Germany and Japan, two modern day industrial giants, acknowledge the condition and use the term “vegetative dystony.”

“Vegetative dystony” is the term used to describe autonomic nervous system imbalance and its accompanying symptoms.

Our modern day lifestyle promotes our living in a chronic condition of stress and subject to an increasing array of environmental toxins. These two conditions are cited as primary causes for autonomic nervous system imbalances and resulting hormonal disturbances.

There are many varieties of Geranium oil available. Geranium oils from Madagascar are by far the finest available and most researched for their therapeutic effect of balancing hormones.

The Bourbon variety of Geranium oil from Madagascar is considered by many to be the most desirable for hormonal balance.

Geranium Bourbon has an especially heady and sensual aroma that will energize your senses. The Geranium graveolens variety from Bourbon is my personal favorite geranium oil in a blend!

Considered the poor woman’s Rose Oil Rose Geranium (Pelargonium roseum) has a fresh, slightly rosy scent and is excellent as a stand alone oil. As with other Geranium oils from Madagascar Rose Geranium mixes well with many oils and its effects are similar.

Geranium oil is known to be useful in regulating physical, mental, and emotional imbalances.

Geranium oil has an especially calming and uplifting effect on the emotions. It is helpful for relieving depression, nervousness and fear.

Definitely a first-aid oil every woman should consider having on hand.

Geranium’s tonic action helps relieve nervous emotional conditions like anxiety, confusion, depression, lethargy, energy swings and tearfulness. Geranium oil gently balances extremes.

When you are feeling out of sync try Geranium oil to gently reconnect with yourself. Geranium oil is an effective aid for re-establishing your body’s own natural rhythms.

Women have used Geranium successfully for years to relieve premenstrual conditions and to smoothly navigate the menopausal period.

Geranium has been used to treat an assortment of symptoms, including hormonal imbalances, premenstrual tension and a variety of menopausal conditions.

Excellent for stimulating and cleansing the lymphatic system Geranium oil promotes a healthy immune system. Geranium oil relieves congestion – especially of the breast tissue and improves circulation.

Geranium oil promotes detoxification and is helpful for overcoming addiction, constipation, indigestion, fluid retention. May help relieve phlebitis and inflamed hemorrhoids.

Geranium is excellent for ALL skin types! Its regulating properties make it useful for balancing too oily, dry or combination skin types. Geranium oil soothes sensitive or irritated skin.

Useful for treating the following skin conditions: ringworm, acne, burns, bruises, shingles, herpes, eczema, dermatitis.

In Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, the sweet and slightly spicy aroma of Geranium oil is ideal to regulate and pacify ALL the Doshas. Vata, Pitta and Kapha bodymind types respond well to the balancing effects of Geranium oil.

Symptoms of Vata imbalance are premenstrual syndrome, constipation, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, anxiety and worry.

Symptoms of Pitta imbalance are high blood pressure, anger, frustration and emotional upsets, inability to go with the flow.

Symptoms of Kapha imbalance are high cholesterol, low metabolic forces, slow to lose weight, fluid retention, stagnation and blockage, lethargy and depression.

BLEND WITH: Clary Sage, Rose, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Lavender and Chamomile.

CAUTION: Geranium can lower blood sugar and should be avoided in cases of hypoglycemia. Due to its hormonal effect avoid Geranium during pregnancy.