Its aroma has a strong antidepressant effect. Leaves an exotic scent on the skin.
Ylang-Ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata) is not only an important raw material for the perfume industry, but is also considered useful in agriculture and medicine. The main ingredient of the oil is linalool monoterpene (19%) and other main compounds such as sesquiterpenes, β-caryophylline (10.7%) and germacrene D (10.3%). Linalool has been reported to have a local anesthetic effect and is effective against many bacteria and fungi. It also known to have antispasmodic effects and antioxidant properties. Ylang-Ylang essential oil is used in aromatherapy and is believed to be effective in treating depression, high blood pressure and anxiety.