Aromatherapy with essential oils
Aromatherapy, uses essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Since ancient times miraculous results have been obtained in the treatment of various conditions, using aromatherapy. The most common Egyptian fragrances were obtained from aromatic oils of anise, mint, rosemary and lemon.
Aromatherapy, has a millennial age, from China, ancient India to the East. The Indians used as raw material the asomy, lotus flowers, roses,hyacinths, daffodils, violets, sandalwood, vetiver and musk. The Chinese were the first to use musk, and the Arabs helped obtain essential oils. The Greeks owe the introduction of spices, balms and aromatic oils, pleasantly smelly, obtained from flowers.
Aromatherapy acts extremely varied and complex on our body. Some essential oils act as aphrodisiacs, others healing, anti-rheumatic, febrifuge, antitoxic, antiviral and even appetizers. In our spontaneous flora and in cultures there are numerous medicinal plants with a content rich in volatile oils. Let’s take advantage of nature’s pharmacy!
Aromatherapy – benefits
Basil essential oil (Aetheroleum basilici). It’s an excellent aromatic nervous tonic. Removes the state of intellectual fatigue and gives clarity and strength to the mind. We use basil oil aromatherapy in nerve disorders, anxiety and depression. It has welding and febrifuge properties and can be used in all types of fever. Basil has beneficial effects in the case of asthenias, migraines and in spiritual concentration. Basil oil is also a good insecticide, especially against mosquitoes and other insects. Not recommended during pregnancy.
Rosemary essential oil (Aetheroleum rosmarini). It has a comforting effect on the brain, improves memory and has a stimulating effect on the heart. It is an excellent tonic, recommended in general fatigue or apathy and cardiac disorders caused by stress. The essential oil of rosemary, helps to normalize cholesterol in the blood, and in external applications treats rheumatic and muscle pain. It is used as a general remedy against gout and rheumatism. Stimulates digestion, is antispasmodic, carminative, with the effect of increasing appetite.
Sage essential oil (Aetheroleum salviae). It is tonic and sedative at the same time for the nervous system, with anticonvulsive effect. It is useful in all types of debility, whether intellectual, nervous or sexual in nature. Euphoric, tonic and sedative effects act beneficially against nerve depression and weakened memory. It is good to be used carefully, in high doses has toxic effects.
Lavender essential oil (Aetheroleum lavenderulae). It has sedative and tonic action on the heart, lowers blood pressure and soothes cerebrospinal excitability. It plays an important role in the regeneration of skin cells, being the best remedy for treating burns. The antiseptic and healing properties of lavender oil make it useful in the treatment of dermatitis, eczema, sores and various inflammations of the skin. It is a good antispasmodic, in asthma and bronchitis, carminative and stomahic in conditions associated with nerve or emotional problems. It is an effective remedy in some cases of partial alopecia and for all types of baldness.
Mint essential oil (Aetheroleum menthae). Useful in respiratory conditions as expectorant, refreshing, antiseptic and a good antibacterial agent against tuberculosis. It is a good remedy for headaches and migraines caused by digestive and liver phenomena. It has anti-vomiting properties and we can use it against car sickness.
Jasmine essential oil (Aetheroleum jasmini). It has sedative properties, being at the same time a powerful strengthener for the body. Jasmine oil has aphrodisiac properties. Acts on breathing, hoarseness, nerve spasms in the neck and bronchi.
Anise essential oil (Aetheroleum ani) is obtained from fruit. It is used a lot for flavouring pastries, toothpaste and comes into compositions for various cosmetics. It has carminative, expectorant and stimulating action on gastric secretion. Stimulates tracheobronsic secretions and activates vibrating cilia from the respiratory mucous membranes. It is a good calming of painful cough, aseptic of the airways, expectorant, spasmolytic, antibacterial for urinary tract, stomahic, carminative, galactogenic, intestinal antispasmodic.
Essential oil of thyme (Aetheroleum thymi). It is an excellent digestive, respiratory and urinary disinfectant, even helping to treat colibaciloses. Aromatherapy with thyme oil is recommended in states of asthenia and anguish. It is an excellent tonic on capillary circulation. As antitussive and expectorant is useful in treating asthma, emphysema and whooping cough. It is carminative and stimulant of digestion, strong vermifug against oxides, ascarids, tapeworms.
Chamomile essential oil (Aetheroleum chamomillae). We use it to combat abdominal and joint pain. It has stomahic, antispasmodic, carminative and sedative properties. It is indicated in inflammations both internally and externally, in burns, conjunctivitis, dermatitis and gastritis. Aromatherapy with chamomile essential oil has a sedative and antidepressant effect on the nervous system. It is antiseptic and antiallergic and can be used successfully in the case of rashes, such as allergies and urticaria.
Isop essential oil (Aetheroleum hissopi). Aromatherapy with isop oil is a good remedy for diseases of the respiratory system, fluidises mucus, facilitates expectoration, soothes asthma, bronchitis and flu. Isop oil is used in the composition of various lotions and creams, to treat burns and eczema.