Aromatherapy helps fight against various diseases such as infections, allergies or nervous problems. The use of organic essential oil is considered effective after various studies although precautions must be observed. Here is what you need to know about essential oils.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a form of traditional medicine. The first signs in history date back several millennia, but it has modernized over the centuries. Essential oils are obtained by the method of distillation. Producers use stills to separate water and gasoline by condensation.
In general, essential oil can be extracted from all existing plants, although some are richer than others. It takes a large amount (up to 1000 times more) of plants (leaf or flower) to produce a liter oforganic essential oil.
How to use essential oil
The fragrance of the essential oil is its first asset. Thus, it is possible to benefit from all its benefits by fumigation or by inhalation. Massage therapy is also an effective treatment based on essential oils. Mix with a vegetable oil, theorganic essential oil can be applied directly to the skin to act not only on the epidermis, but also to penetrate deeply.
It is not uncommon to see a traditional practitioner prescribing essential oil by mouth. These are a few drops a day, diluted in vegetable oil, honey, or a hot drink. Then, the rectal way is a little-known method of organic essential oil treatment. Indeed, some components prove to be harmful for the digestive organs that it is preferable to ingest them as a suppository.
The most common essential oils
There are around a hundred essential oils recommended for different pathologies. But there are some names that come up often in aromatherapy.
For example, the essential oils of eucalyptus, cinnamon, thyme or oregano are known for their antibacterial properties. They strengthen the immune system to fight different infections.
The essential oils of chamomile, orange tree, marjoram, verbena and neroli help fight against insomnia. Then, the oils of mint, caraway, cumin and tarragon facilitate intestinal transit. Finally, the essential oils of ginger, rosemary, coriander and nutmeg stimulate the body for good daily energy.
Precautions to be observed
Essential oils are available in a large number of stores without a prescription that self-medication becomes tempting. However, it is advisable to always refer to a doctor or a traditional practitioner before starting an aromatherapeutic treatment. Some oils are contraindicated for one type of person.