Benefits of Essential Oils
Popular in complementary and alternative medicine, these oils, derived from flowers, leaves, roots, and other parts of plants, have been used for medicinal purposes in some cultures for centuries. These plant extracts which are beneficial compounds in oils support health and well being in three general ways—inhalation, topical application to the skin, and oral ingestion. Ingestion is done with the guidance of a qualified essential oil therapist, and dosed and diluted appropriately for safety.
Inhaling the aromas from essential oils can stimulate areas of your limbic system, which is a part of your brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviours, sense of smell, long-term memory, breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. A range of essential oils have been found to have various degrees of antimicrobial activity and are believed to have antiviral, nematocidal, antifungal, insecticidal, and antioxidant properties. Essential oils can help relax the body, help you sleep, reduce headaches and enhance massage therapy.
Preventing Health Conditions Many essential oils have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help prevent damage to cells caused by free radicals that can lead to serious diseases such as cancer.
Prevention & Treatment With Essential Oils
The oils can support conventional treatment of various conditions. Essential oils have good medicinal applications and are used in the treatment of different diseases including the infectious diseases, depression, anxiety, act as the antifungal, antimicrobial, anticancer, and wound healing; they are also used in cosmetics and perfume industries. Apart from providing a pleasant scent, aromatherapy oils can provide respiratory disinfection, decongestant, and psychological benefits. Many essential oils have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help prevent damage to cells caused by free radicals that can lead to serious diseases such as cancer. Study participants reported improved immunity, reduced pain and anxiety, and enhanced energy and mental clarity. Laboratory tests also found improved blood markers associated with cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease.
Calms nerves and helps with focus
Reduces stress and improves skin conditions like eczema
Aids digestion and boosts energy
Improves mood and reduces anxiety
Treat headaches, and skin conditions, nausea
Fights infections and boosts immunity, athlete’s foot, fight fungal infections
Aids digestion, mood, headaches and more