Aromatherapy

FragranceAromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants for healing. The natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. From term Aromatherapy, it sound as if these oils are inhaled only, in Aromatherapy, these oils can also be massaged into the skin or can rarely be taken by mouth (Never Try without Expert Opinion). Whether inhaled or applied on the skin, essential oils are gaining new attention as an alternative treatment for infections, stress, and other health problems.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are concentrated substances extracted from flowers, leaves, stalks, fruits, and roots, and distilled from resins. These volatile, aromatic components are the “essence” of the plant, flowers, leaves, roots, fruits, balks etc.

Night Phlox (Zaluzianskya Capensis)Aromatherapy Products

The aromatherapy products includes;-

·         Diffusers

·          Lamps

·          Pottery

·          Candles

·          Pendants

·          Earrings

·          Shampoos

·          Skin creams

·          Lotions

·         Bath salts and shower gels.

Aromatherapy Methods

·         Inhaled. The inhaled aroma from “essential oils” is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Naturally, extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. 

·         Application and Massage. Studies points out the remarkable healing properties of some of these essential oils. Oils are used to promote physical healing, like in order to treat swelling or fungal infections essential oils are applied. Massage is a popular way of using essential oils because it works in a number of ways at the same time.

·         Ingestion.  Essential oils shall never be taken without expert advice; however, some essential oils are believed to heal certain diseases.

 How Aromatherapy Works

Sense of smell plays the most important role in Aromatherapy along with penetration of essential oil deep inside the skin while application and during message etc. The “smell” receptors in your nose communicate with parts of brain, which activate concerned brain cells for necessary healing actions. When you breathe in essential oil molecules also stimulate parts of your brain and influence physical, emotional, and mental health.

Common Uses of Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy is the use of the fragrant parts of aromatic plants to improve your health and general well-being. Aromatherapy has many other benefits; it can help office workers to stay alert while doing repetitive mental tasks and can help patients relax giving time for other healing modalities. The compounds responsible for a plant’s fragrance, offer a large number of healing benefits in addition to their individual scents.

Uses of Few Essential Oils

S/No

Item

Uses of Essential Oils

1.

Lemon oil

Uplifting and Anti-Stress/Anti-Depressant

2.

Lavender and

Used as Antiseptic, Minor burns, insomnia, pain relief, and wound care

3.

Tea tree oil

Used as Antiseptic

4.

Lavender, Jasmine, Chamomile and Peppermint

Used for anti-stress, anti-anxiety and as an anti-depressant

5.

Sage oil

boost short-term memory performance

6.

lavender, rose, orange, bergamot, lemon, sandalwood

Relieve anxiety, stress, and depression.

7.

Peppermint

Headaches, fever, nausea, and fatigue

8.

German chamomile

Inflammatory skin problems

9.

Bergamot

Mild antidepressant and tonic

10.

Rosemary

Stimulant and anti-infective agent

11.

Eucalyptus

Respiratory infections

12.

Ginger

Nausea and inflammation

13.

Lemongrass

Fungal infections

 

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