Essential Oils, For Aromatherapy

I was looking for something for my son he has headaches all the time.  The doctors always say it allergies and give him drugs. But we did not want to go there, so I started looking at oils. I read that lavender would work, so now I need to find how to use it.
Aromatherpy is nothing new, but the closest thing I ever knew was my mother always put vick’s vapor rub on me and my sister when we got colds and had conjestion and it always worked. This will work and this is what everyone is using so bring on the research.
Ancient civilization from Greek to the Chinese referred to the therapeutic power of aroma in medical writings.  Today, aromatherapy has become a stand-alone discipline. It differs from herbalism because it uses only fragrant plants, such as lavender (Lavandula spp.) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalls), as opposed to ginseng(Panax ginseng), milk thistle (Silybum marianum), or other herbs with only minimal scent. As a result, there are a few aromatherpy plants than medicinal herbs, although they still number in the hundreds. The secret of aromatherapy is essential oils compounds that make plants fragrant. Since they have similar chemistry, aromatic plants share many healing properties. They mostly treat pain, infections, poor circulation, digestion problems, skin condition. Problems related to the liver, kidneys, and heart are more likely treated with with non-aromatic herbs.
The tiny essential oils absorb through the skin, finding their way to the bloodstream to heal our bodies inside and out. More than 30,000 scent molecules compose building blocks to create these oils. Imagine them as jigsaw puzzle pieces positioned in difference combination to provide each plant with a unique scent. If you have sniffed your way through an herb or rose garden, you know the variations seem endless. Some roses have a clove-like scent, while others bear a distinct of citrus. Lemon verbena (Aloysia citriodora, A. triphylla) and lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) both smell similiar to lemon (Citrus limon) but still maintain their own identity. Cooks looking for unique flavors appreciate how a slight twist in aromatic compounds creates the difference between the closely related oregano (Origanum vulgare) and marjoram (Origanum majorana), or makes dill (Anethum graveolens) differ from fennel (Foeniculum vulgsre). Next I will go into how use Essential Oils.

Sharing is caring!

Related Articles

Leave a Reply