Many people love Vanilla Beans for their sweet aroma, but much research shows that vanillin, the chief ingredient in vanilla can help with lowering cholesterol, alleviating arthritis, gout and other inflammatory conditions.
Sometimes, vanilla beans are used for cosmetic purposes, with the extract being added to hygiene and beauty products. A combination of vanilla essential oil and carrier oil could strengthen hair and induce blood flow to the scalp, encouraging growth and production of healthier hair.17
If you’re practicing aromatherapy, adding vanilla bean to your infuser may contribute to increased feelings of calmness, while easing nausea or queasiness.31,32 The vanillin in the oil contains antioxidant and antispasmodic capabilities, heals wounds and relieves stomach problems and fevers.33
“Why Vanilla Beans Are Absolutely Worth It” by Dr. Mercola