Table 2. Essential oils that may potentially have a pronounced influence on certain limbic system structures (Essential Oil Gems)


  • Salvia sclarea  Clary Sage
  • Jasminum officinale  Jasmine
  • Pogostemon cablin  Patchouli
  • Rosa damascena  Rose Otto
  • Cananga odorata  Ylang Ylang


  • Citrus bergamia  Bergamot
  • Boswellia carterii  Frankincense
  • Pelargonium asperum  Geranium
  • Aniba rosaeodora  Rosewood

Anterior Thalamus  

  • Salvia sclarea  Clary Sage
  • Citrus paradisii  Grapefruit
  • Jasminum officinale  Jasmine
  • Rosa damascena  Rose Otto

Amygdala & Hippocampus  

  • Piper nigrum  Black Pepper
  • Pelargonium asperum  Geranium
  • Citrus limon  Lemon
  • Melissa officinalis  Melissa
  • Mentha x piperita  Peppermint
  • Rosmarinus officinalis  Rosemary
  • Thymus vulgaris  Thyme


[02] Heather GodfreyP.G.C.E., B.Sc. (Joint Hons), F.I.F.A., M.F.H.T.
Essential Oils & ADHD
Published in the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy (2009): vol 6 Issue 1. Updated 2018

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