(Last Updated on : 21/12/2016)
is the therapeutic use of essential oil
and other plants
. Healthcare professionals use essential oils to help treat a variety of conditions, including headaches
, immune-system support, insect bites and other skin conditions
The benefits of essential oils support both physical and emotional health. Some popular essential oils to treat various conditions include:
Lavender, which is used to alleviate anxiety, depression and grief, and to treat sleep problems. Its also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
Bergamot, which is used to alleviate depression and anxiety, for sleep disturbances and as a pain reliever.
Lemon, which is used to treat colds and flu and to increase alertness. Its also antiviral and antiseptic.
Eucalyptus, which is used to treat sinusitis or muscle pain. Diffused in the air, it improves indoor air during cold and flu season. Its antibacterial, antiviral and analgesic.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
Essential oils can provide a variety of health benefits. In fact these amazing oils can provide support for all systems within the body:
Healthy heart muscle function
Nervous system, including occasional anxiety, stress and nervous tension
Joint and cartilage function
Healthy bone structure
Alleviate minor aches and pains associated with daily life
Suppress occasional muscle spasms
Promote emotional well-being
Alleviate occasional nervous irritability
Promote restful sleep
Maintain normal blood sugar levels
Maintain healthy cholesterol levels in the normal range
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