The connection between the brain and a person’s sense of smell is very powerful.
Aromatherapy using the essential oil of Satureja brevicalyx and S. boliviana, coupled with mindfulness meditation can relieve anxiety.
Nicotine addiction is complex, but a simple whiff of essential oils may help put cravings in their place. A small pilot study was recently conducted in which 20 persons who used nicotine products on a daily basis were encouraged to try using aromatherapy. The researchers divided these people into two groups and then instructed them that, whenever they felt a desire to smoke, they should place one drop of essential oil (angelica or black pepper) on tissue paper and then inhale it for about two minutes. They were then asked to report their experience. The group that inhaled angelica delayed their next fix of nicotine for a longer time compared to those who inhaled black pepper.
There are many types of Aromatherapy gifts that can choose from. To figure out which one is best to give, it is important to consider who the recipient is.
Scientific proof regarding the effectiveness of natural essential oils against a wide variety of viruses continues to grow. In the 1970's, German researchers tested extracts of more than 90 species of the Lamiaceae plant family to have anti-viral actions. This discovery prompted great interest in the examination of essential oils in Europe for the treatment of viral infections.
Nowadays, almost everybody experience stress in his life. Stress term describes any mental, emotional or physical reaction that is abnormal. Stress is a natural part of our life. Sometimes it is beneficial because it keep us focused and persistent on our goal (work, study, etc.), but generally stress is one of the major threat of our mental and physical health. Feeling stress, especially on a daily basis and for a long period, may cause several health disorders, such as anxiousness, headaches, blood pressure, hair loss, depression, even heart attach.
Aromatherapy is the complimentary and alternative medicine with the use of essential oils and other scented compounds from plants. It is a method which roots lie in ancient times and along with phytotherapy have the most natural healing attributes. Essential oils are the volatile part of leaves, roots, cortex, seeds and fruits of various flowers, plants and trees and are produced with special techniques of infusion, expression and distillation.
MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) June 9 - Inmates at a jail in Ciudad Juarez on the U.S. border, where more than 300 women have been murdered over the past decade, are enjoying aromatherapy and piped classical music as part of a novel rehabilitation program.
This month the prison authorities began burning scented oils and playing soft music for a group of 25 "violent and disturbed" inmates.
By Nelson Handel, Special to The Times
I lie face down on a massage table. Below, accessible to my nose through the
table's face hole, is a cloth saturated in aromatic oil. The smell is
overwhelming. Acupuncture needles protrude from, among other places, the top of
my head. Piano music plays. I'm sweating slightly and have a mild case of the
The Guide to Aromatherapy
Descriptions of Essential and Carrier Oils and some uses
by Diana Lambourne
Some oils have a new section added.. "Main
constituents:-" All oils have many more chemical parts to them than
Trachyspermum ammi (Family, Apiaceae (Umbelliferae))
Source: fruits or seeds or
whole aerial plant, India