Basics of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is today one of the largest businesses in the country! Are there any evidence? Take an excursion to every natural food and herbal product, and we can see a variety of aromatherapy products. Although the popularity of aromatherapy in the United States is relatively new, it has grown since its "birth" in the 80s as part of the care-free heights and supplemental medicines (CAMs).
What is Aromatherapy? There are still controversies around this subject. Some argue that aromatherapy is about fragrance and is generally perceived as creating a smell of smell, such as candles and potpourri. Some also claim that the oils used do not have to be of natural origin. This is not a real element of aromatherapy. In absolute terms, the use of essential oils from natural plant sources in aromatherapy affects the individual's physiological and psychological well-being.
Aromatherapy, The use of essential oils for therapeutic and therapeutic purposes derives the origin of Neanderthal times. The method was so commonly used in the ancient times that it passes through the distance and culture boundaries. They have been practiced extensively to see references from ancient Chinese, Egyptian, Indian, Roman, Tibetan, Australian and New Zealand, North American, South American, and Middle Eastern sources.
What essential oils and how are they used in aromatherapy? Essential oils are vegetable volatile liquid products. These oils are extracted from plant materials by steam distillation, expression or the latest method of supercritical CO2 extraction.
In steam distillation, steam is directed towards plant material, which simulates the most volatile components of the plant. This process produces two products – essential oil (oil-soluble products) and hydrosol (which contains water-soluble products). Rose water is one of the most preferred hydrosols produced by this method.
Expression is more popular in extracting essential oils from citrus fruits. In this process, peel of citrus fruit is grown or scraped to release the oil. In this method there is no heat, so the resulting oil is essentially the same odor as the source. Lime, lemon and grapefruit oils are obtained by this method.
Carbon dioxide is used in the supercritical CO2 extraction to produce high quality extracts that have a very similar composition to the natural material.
What conditions are usually treated with aromatherapy? Aromatherapy can be used effectively in many diseases and conditions. For example, basil oil serves to fight depression, to strengthen memory and to treat headaches and migraines. Others have a stimulating effect on body systems, such as the digestive system and the urinary tract (bergamot oil) and the circulatory system (black pepper oil). Others can also be used as analgesics (clove oil) as topical antiseptics and disinfectants (tea tree oil, eucalyptus, sandalwood oil etc.) and insect repellents (bergamot oil, citronella oil). Some as aphrodisiac (Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood and Ylang ylang oil) are also performing!
Use of essential oil depends on the nature of the condition being treated or the nature of the disease and the desired effect of the therapy. Intervention (proven to have a positive effect on a person's psychological well-being), topical application or ingestion.
Although relatively safe, some people may experience an allergic reaction to some oils. The possibility of allergic reactions to cross sensitivity or similar substances may also be similar. This can be caused by malicious substances in the used oil. To be safe, special precautions should be taken when using any product. Essential oils are very concentrated, so in case of skin applications, remember to use up to 5% concentrations to avoid negative reactions. If inhalation methods are used, please note that exposure should not exceed 15 minutes within 1 hour.
In case of doubt, always consult a qualified specialist.
Some wonderful information. We not only people enjoy these wonderful oils. Plants use these naturally occurring essential oils to control and cure infections, humidity, hormonal effects, and insects, birds, and animals.
- Published On : 2 years ago on March 26, 2018
- Author By : 346@dmin
- Last Updated : March 26, 2018 @ 11:51 pm
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