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Aromatherapy Benefits

Abhay Burande
Aromatherapy is practiced using essential oils extracted form different part of plants to enhance the well being of an individual.
It is useful in a number of areas like, dealing with physical and mental pains, and several diseases.

Stress Relief

The results of a study carried out in the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center showed that patients who inhaled vanilla-scented air during their MRIs experienced around 63% less anxiety than the patients who breathed normal air. Along with stress-relieving properties, vanilla essential oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, which help improve cognition.

Postpartum Discomfort Relief

If you apply lavender oil to the perineal area after delivery, it helps relieve the postpartum pain and discomfort caused after childbirth, and offers a relaxing effect.

Relief from Colds

The aroma of chicken soup is good for cold.

Betterment of Male Sexual Response

The use of licorice or lavender with pumpkin pie increases blood circulation in the male sexual organs. Those who are sexually active, react well to lavender, oriental spice, or cola, whereas vanilla is preferred by older men. Male impotence due to blood vessel disease or psychogenic factors can be effectively treated using aromatherapy.

Better Sleep

If lavender oil is sprayed in the bedrooms of elderly patients who have difficulty falling asleep and have to take sleeping pills, can sleep well even without the pills.

Positive Changes in Animal Behavior

Mice become hyperexcited if they consume large quantity of caffeine. If sandalwood, lavender, or other essential oils are sprayed in their cages, they can calm down due to the pleasant, aromatic smell of these oils. However, if they are exposed to the aroma of orange terpenes or thymol, they might become irritable.

Other Benefits

Aromatherapy reduces muscular aches and pains and increases muscle relaxation and tone.
For female problems like PMS or menopausal distress, it is helpful.
Stress level or blood pressure can be reduced.
The immune system can be stimulated and infections can be fought with effectively.
Headaches can be relieved.
Common problems like sore throat, stuffy or blocked nose can also be treated effectively.
Various emotions like anxiety, grief, and depression can be alleviated.
Digestion can be improved. Constipation and abdominal spasms can be minimized.
The circulation and lymphatic drainage can be enhanced to eliminate cellulite and toxins from the body.
The discomfort caused by asthma, arthritis, and allergies can be relieved.
The blood circulation of the scalp can be increased and dandruff can be prevented.
Aromas can be used as a first-aid measure for minor burns and cuts.
Lavender essential oil is a good for dry and inflamed skin.
Tea Tree essential oil is good for warts, rashes, insect bites, cuts and coughs.
The treatment for acne, athlete's foot and onychomycosis (nail infections) can include Tea Tree oil.
The mind and body can be soothed so that stress is relieved and muscles can be relaxed.
Toxins can be eliminated.
Nausea can be treated using aromas.
The essential oils like, lavender, marjoram, and Roman chamomile help in relaxation and relieve anxiety.
Irritable bowel syndrome can be assisted with the help of an oral intake of peppermint oil.
The essential oils of Ylang Ylang and Rosemary affect Alpha-wave activity.
Linalool is a terpenoid constituent that interacts with cell membranes and suppresses cell action. It is mildly sedative in nature.
Aromatic massage can reduce cortisone levels in children having juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
The pulmonary function of children with asthma can be improved with a 20 minute massage routine each day.
Aromatherapy is widely used these days as a form of an alternative medicine. There are a many essential oils available nowadays, and each oil has its own healing property. The essential oils should be used correctly and safely, otherwise they can cause severe consequences. So, get the therapy done from a good aromatherapist.