Aromatherapy is the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic plant essences, known as essential oils, to promote health and well-being of body, mind, and spirit.
Essential oils come from a wide assortment of plants, which have been steam distilled or cold-pressed from flowers, fruit, bark, or roots. They have been used for over 5000 years for the pleasure of their scent, their healing and life giving properties, to prevent disease, and as cleaners and disinfectants. They are an herb, have medicinal and therapeutic qualities, and are a part of ancient medicine.
Aromatherapy can assist with relaxation and calming, reducing stress, anxiety, lowering pain, tension, depression, and can also be energizing, uplifting, sedating or stimulating, promoting healing of injuries, and restoring physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being.
Many of the oils have powerful antibacterial and antiviral qualities, and can decrease symptoms of trauma, tumors, infections, premenstrual syndrome, and nausea. Aromatherapy also improves alertness, memory, sleep, quality of life, and participation in Activities of Daily Living, among other benefits.
It is estimated that 80 percent of the world’s population uses herbs and botanicals for a part of their primary health care, according to The World Health Organization. Fragrance oils, perfumes, and other products that have synthetic or artificially made substitutes for natural essential oils can not produce the same health benefits.
Benefits and Uses
Relaxation, Stress, & Well-being, Pain and Inflammation, Insomnia, Infection, Nausea and Vomiting, Mental Health, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Memory, Concentration, Oncology, Dermatology, Acne, Athlete’s Foot, Herpes, Wrinkles, Eczema, Psoriasis, Women’s Health, Intense cramps, Pregnancy, Labor, Menopause, End of Life Care.
Does plant medicine actually work?
We get asked this question all the time.
Yes. Of course it does. When treating infections, illness & various symptoms within reason. Herbs & tonics are natural products that can help neutralize harmful influences and increase the probability of spontaneous healing.
Today- doctors prefer magic bullets, which are remedies but typically come with the cost of compromising your body’s naturally balanced systems.
It’s important to learn what medicine can and cannot accomplish; which diseases respond to conventional medical treatments and which do not.
Become educated and informed to become your best advocate.