The Power of Ecuador: Ocotea and Dorado Azul, part 2

Jun 24th, 2011 | Category: Young Living Product Blog

Dorado azul is recognized largely for its role in respiratory support. This essential oil can be used in many situations to support in the sinuses or lungs. Not surprisingly, dorado azul has high levels of eucalyptol and has a long history of use in folk medicine. The dorado azul plant has been used historically as a daily, mild beverage—especially during the fall and winter months. Today, many users comment that dorado azul provides as much respiratory support as mint and eucalyptus. Users also observe that this Ecuador oil delivers comparable results without the intensity and discomfort sometimes experienced with other oils.

In addition to its respiratory benefits, dorado azul is proving to be a very effective ingredient in essential oil blends that repel insects and pests. In fact, there is the existing literature that promotes the use of dorado azul as an insecticide that can be used to protect stored grain from moths and weevils. Try placing a few cotton balls saturated with dorado azul in food storage areas to protect items from destructive insects.

Both dorado azul and ocotea essential oils have a balanced and broad chemistry. They wield noteworthy levels of what scientists currently consider the “active” ingredients: ocotea contains substantial levels of cinnamaldehyde and beta-caryophyllene; dorado azul is high in eucalyptol. Could it be that when it comes to function and results, Mother Nature knows best? For decades, cinnamon, clove, mint, and eucalyptus have been largely cultivated, managed, and controlled in order to contain the chemical profile that science deems desirable. However, these Ecuador plant species have continued to grow, evolve, and thrive in the wilds of the Amazon basin. It seems that the remarkably rich soil in the fertile Amazon basin may produce higher-quality oil.

Gary Young and the staff at Young Living’s Ecuador farm, Finca Botanica Aromatica, are very hands-on with the production of dorado azul and ocotea. As they continue to research and experiment with these unique offering, there is no doubt that essential oil enthusiasts around the world will benefit from their hard work and dedication!

Godspeed in your quest for health,

Doug Corrigan

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