One of the five (or six) basic senses that a person can have is the smell.
Smell is the ability to capture and follow various odors that create numerous perceptions in the brain: pleasure, unpleasure, calm, fear, disgust, anxiety, peace or work up an appetite. Odors, as well as the memories are conserved with more or less intensity and are sometimes associated with specific times or experiences.
When a person inhales an odor, particularly an essential oil, olfactory cells are stimulated and the odor is forwarded to the limbic system – a unit responsible for social behaviors and emotions – connecting the brain, memory, hormones and cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
In holistic medicine, aromatherapy promotes self-healing because the body gets stimuli that provide the physical to the psychological balance. In aromatherapy, essential oils (volatile aromatic compounds extracted from plant parts) are selected to obtain detailed several benefits in terms of mind – relieving stress, tension, and phobias, promote relaxation, to combat insomnia – and body – relaxation treatment of respiratory, skin diseases, relief of muscle and joint pain, revitalize the vital energy of the body and remove toxins from the body.
The negative emotional state (sadness, depression, anxiety, stress, panic) can be improved with revitalizing essential oils (e.g. rosemary) that increase the file esteem and confidence. In holistic medicine, the balance of the spiritual state is also considered essential for the general well-being of every person, so if you choose some essential oils (e.g. chamomile) for aromatherapy and meditation to promote the opening level of consciousness.
15 Essential Oils that should know and some of medicinal properties:
Lemon Verbena – Aloysia triphylla – antiseptic, antidepressant, relieving stress and nervousness, insecticide treatment of acne and digestive problems.
Chamomile – Chamaemelum nobile – analgesic, antidepressant, healing, sedative, vermifuge and febrifuge.
Camphor – Cinnamomum camphora – analgesic, antidepressant, febrifuge, laxative, stimulant, sudorific and vermifuge.
Coriander – Coriandrum sativum – aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, stimulant, carminative and fungicide.
Tasmanian Blue Gum – Eucalyptus globulus – expectorant, antiinflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, balsamic and depurative.
Sweet Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare – appetizer, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, emmenagogue, galactagogue, stimulant, laxative and tonic.
Jasmine – Jasminum officiniale – aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antispasmodic, healing and galactagogue.
English Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia – antidepressant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, healing, antibacterial and deodorant.
Lemon Balm – Melissa officinalis – diaphoretic, febrifuge, sedative, antidepressant and carminative.
Peppermint – Mentha x piperita officinalis – analgesic, anti-galactagogue, astringent, expectorant, stimulant, carminative and emmenagogue.
Oregano – Origanum vulgare – anaphrodisiac, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative and laxative.
French Rose – Rosa gallica – aphrodisiac, healing, astringent, emmenagogue, heart, stomach, liver and uterus tonic.
Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis – stimulant, analgesic, carminative, cholagogue, digestive and sudorific.
Sage – Salvia officinalis – antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic and tonic febrifuge.
Common Thyme – Thymus vulgaris – antiseptic, cardiac, stimulating, healing, carminative and tonic.
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