Aromatherapy benefits and properties. Guide to various plant properties.
Stimulating your sense of smell with aromatherapy can change the way you feel and sometimes even provide a health benefit using various herbs, oils. The most widely used aromatherapy treatment is the use of essential oil extracts of plants. These oils can be found in candles and the pure oil form.
Educating yourself on the different plant and health benefits they provide should be your first step in discovering what aromatherapy can do for you. In addition to the list here, there are many books on the subject to help you on your road to discovery.
Lemon - Lemon is an energizer also helping as a disinfectant. It also has natural bleaching qualities.
Lavender - Lavender is a great stress reliever, promoting peace and well-being.
Hyssop - Hyssop has been around for centuries. It has healing properties that have been used by many throughout the years. It helps with cold and flu. It can also be used as a skin-improving agent, helping fight against blemishes.
Jasmine - Relaxing and soothing properties. Sometimes used as an aphrodisiac.
Basil - Helps with concentration. Also used in a wide variety of health conditions such as, upset stomach, headaches and flatulence.
Chamomile - Used to promote sleep, relaxation and meditation.
Sandalwood - This is still burned in many homes today in incense form.A very sweet woody scent helping promote relaxation and spiritual harmony. Also, help with dry hair and skin.
Rose - There are many different types of roses. They all have some differences in healing properties. Rose is known for its soothing and calming abilities. It can also help with various skin problems.
Peppermint - A true energizer. Often used to combat fatigue and muscle aches and pains.
Eucalyptus - Powerful decongestant. Used for centuries to help with cold symptoms. It also has antiseptic qualities.
Ginger - An energizing scent, ginger is widely used to help with nausea.
Nutmeg - Used by some to help with sleep and indigestion.
Aromatherapy has been used for centuries in different countries around the world. Many people have used aromatherapy to improve their mood, health and overall will being. Many people in our face-paced society are rediscovering the natural benefits of aromatherapy in their everyday lives.