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
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
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
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
14. Soothe burns, sunburns, minor cuts & scrapes
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
17. Nourish & strengthen hair
18. Improve mental clarity
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