Aromatherapy

Oregano

Oregano

Probably best known as a workaholic in the kitchen, oregano also has many valuable therapeutic uses. In fact, it may well have first been used for its curative properties before its seasoning properties were discovered.

Aromatherapy for Boosting Immunity

Natural remedies increase the body's resistance to disease by improving its ability to fight infection. No single essential oil will heal a person, but many plants have immune-modulating properties. As with any natural healing modality, essential...

Therapeutic Uses of Aromatherapy

In this chapter we explain how essential oils heal the body. We have divided the chapter into sections dealing with the major systems in the body-circulatory, digestive, respiratory, nervous, glandular, urinary, reproduction, dermal and...

Aromatherapy for Miscellaneous Complaints

Essential oils can be very beneficial for many minor conditions including, cuts and scrapes, fungal infections, poison ivy and poison oak, inflammation and burns, insect bites, and sunburn. A spray of diluted essential oils makes an excellent...

Aromatherapy for the Musculoskeletal System

Bones and muscles give form to the body and permit physical movement. Unless damaged by injury, the health of this system depends on the overall health of the body. With degenerative conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism, the entire body must...

Aromatherapy for the Nervous System

The nervous system provides the intricate connection between mind and body. As a result of mental or emotional responses, a problem in one area of the body may affect another. For stress in general, try bergamot, chamomile, lavender, melissa, clary...

Aromatherapy for the Reproductive System

Among the most common problems for women are those involving the reproductive system. As women with personal experience in this area, we will focus first on several female problems. The more researchers learn about hormonal substances called...

Aromatherapy for the Respiratory System

Afflictions of the respiratory system include irritation and infection of the ears, nose and throat. Respiratory problems also may involve congestion, which can be decreased by inhaling rosemary (especially the verbenone type), hyssop (use var...

Aromatherapy for the Urinary Tract

The urinary system, consisting of the kidneys and bladder, regulates the body's water content and salt balance, and eliminates waste. The kidney determines what will be eliminated and what will be recycled. It is also involved in regulating blood...

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