18 Health Benefits of Essential Oils

18 Health Benefits of Essential Oils

Essential oils are powerful allies that protect us from the ravages of modern lifestyles. Clinical research shows a vast array of healing activities of essential oils.

Some of their valuable benefits are listed here..

1. Affect the psyche

The aroma of essential oils lift our moods, aid in fighting mild to moderate depression, increase alertness, calm aggressive behavior and help us deal with trauma – Lavender, Blood Orange, Bergamot, Rose, Jasmine.

2. Support immune function

Researchers suggest that certain essential oil constituents mimic human immunoglobulin. Essential oil constituents may also elevate levels of lymphocytes & stimulate the immune system – German Chamomile, Clove, Lemon, Mountain Savory.

3. Supply potent antimicrobials

Research indicates that essential oils are highly effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites –Tea Tree, Geranium, Clove, Melissa, Eucalyptus, Rosemary.

4. Provide natural pain relief

Essential oils may be gently massaged into sore & tired muscles or made into a compress & applied with heat. They may also enhance the production of endorphins and activate neurotransmitters in the brain that alleviate pain – Balsam Fir, Black Pepper, Peppermint, Ginger, Lavender, Wintergreen.

5. Reduce inflammation

Inflammation is the root of most chronic diseases. Inflammation is caused by several conditions, incl.bacteria, poor diet, injuries, reaction to chemicals and hormonal imbalances – German Chamomile, Fennel, Balsma Fir, Peppermint, Helichrysum, Wintergreen, Juniper, Thyme.

6. Ease stress & anxiety

Excessive tension, stress and anxiety are all emotions often associated with chronic illness. Essential are known to soothe the soul, bringing calmness, peace, and balance without negative effects –Lavender, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Melissa, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Roman Chamomile

7. Decrease insomnia

Lavender is reported to promote sleep, enhance relaxation, and decrease anxiety – Lavender, Valerian, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Marjoram, Clary Sage, Cistus.

8. Rejuvenate skin

Essential oils restore, rejuvenate and improve the appearance of damaged, wrinkled skin, acne, clogged pores, dry skin, eczema and stretch marks – Lavender, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Geranium, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Patchouli, Frankincense, Myrrh, Helichrysum.

9. Protect against colds & Influenza

Because of their antimicrobial actions, essential oils help against cold & flu, and are highly effective for respiratory system –Lemon, EucalyptusPeppermint, Rosemary, Frankincense, Ravensara.

 

10. Soothe digestive disorders

Essential oils are soothing & effective for digestion when rubbed on the abdominal area, provide relief for nausea, indigestion, heartburn, gas, diarrhea and irritable bowel disease – Peppermint, Ginger, Fennel, Basil, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage.

11. Improve the circulatory system

A healthy vascular system is free of clots, arteriosclerosis and broken veins. Essential oils promote a healthy circulatory system – Cypress, German Chamomile, Myrtle, Helichrysum, Grapefruit, Bay, Basil, Ylang Ylang, Spikenard.

12. Promote optimal endocrine function

Essential oils bring balance to glands such as the thyroid, pituitary, pineal, ovaries, testes & adrenals –Clary Sage, Fennel, Myrrh, Pine, Lemongrass, Balsam Fir.

13. Support the urinary system

Essential oils rubbed into the kidneys area are helpful – Blood Orange, Oregano, Tea Tree, Juniper, Rosemary.

14. Soothe burns, sunburns, minor cuts & scrapes

Essential oils are very antiseptic & cleansing the minor cuts & scrapes. Essential with the addition of aloe vera are very effective – Lavender, Geranium, Marjoram, Tea Tree, Rose.

15. Support muscles & bones

When our muscles become stressed or overworked, this system becomes stiff and painful. Essential oils applied to the affected area offer strong muscular & skeletal support – Black Pepper, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Bay, Rosemary.

16. Provide oral & dental care

Essential oils are often major ingredients in mouthwash & dental care products that help kill microbes that cause tooth decay – Mountain Savory, Clove, Tea Tree, Myrrh, Thyme, Peppermint.

17. Nourish & strengthen hair

Essential oils are effective for hair rejuvenation and make excellent in hair care products ingredients – Sandalwood, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Lavender, Sage, Cedarwood.

18. Improve mental clarity

Essential oils have a profound impact on keeping the mind alert and focused – Frankincense, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Lavender, Helichrysum, Blood Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary.

 

 

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