The health benefits of vanilla essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anticarcinogenic, febrifuge, antidepressant, sedative, tranquilizing, and a relaxing substance.
The antioxidant property of vanilla essential oil neutralizes free radicals and protects the body from wear and tear, infections and even some forms of cancer such as those of the prostate and colon. It also repairs the damage already done to the body and stimulates repair.
Oxidation is one of the biggest causes of most of our health troubles and diseases. It is, directly and indirectly, responsible for a number of diseases caused by organic malfunctions and infections. Oxidizers, also called free radicals, cause oxidation of living cells and tissues and burn them to death or change their DNA structure to that of cancerous cells. Gradually, this results in a weakening of the body’s immune system, loss of memory, organic and nervous malfunctioning, gradual loss of vision and hearing, mental instability, macular degeneration, and the body becomes prone to diseases.