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.

A History of Fragrance

Much of the ancient history of fragrance is shrouded in mystery. Anthropologists speculate that primitive perfumery began with the burning of gums and resins for incense.

Aromatherapy and Children

Care must be taken in treating children with essential oils, although there are any number of safe ones. Use one-third to one-half the adult dose, or a 1-percent dilution (five or six drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil), and don't...

Aromatherapy for the Glandular System

In his book The Holistic Herbal, David Hoffmann states: "It is in the complexities of our inner control systems that mind meets body most closely. If consciousness is seen as a faculty of the brain, then the partnership of nervous system and...

Aromatherapy for the Heart and Circulation

The circulatory system transports blood throughout the body. It includes the heart and the blood vessels, as well as the lymphatic system, which supplies nutrients and moves cellular fluid through the system, cleansing the body of waste. Lymph nodes...

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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...

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