Essential oil is the soul of plants. What are the effects of essential oil and types of essential oil.
The knowledge about the effect of essential oils is old. Already the Egyptians, Sumerians, Assyrians and Chinese, Romans and Polynesians used fragrant plant essences for various purposes. The Egyptians distilled as first plants, in order to recover from it essential oils. These were used for healing purposes, for religious ceremonies, for body and face care, or as perfumes.It is also used for steam inhalation.
No other sensory perception is as immediate as smelling. Odors elicit long-buried memories and stimulate emotions such as disgust or desire. Optical and acoustic stimuli can be switched off – but not the sense of smell. It escapes the control of the mind and speaks to our instincts.
We always want to make new, sensual experiences. Essential oils stimulate the smell, lift the mood and have a positive effect on our behavior and our mental and physical well-being. Whether as a bath, massage oil, air fresheners, insecticides, household supplement or treatment, fragrances provide a good mood, stimulate the senses and aid relaxation.
While scientists are researching why odors trigger emotions, associations, and pharmacological responses, doctors use the essential oils to treat infections, wounds, gastrointestinal and skin problems. Charlatanism or gentle medicine? Everyone can make a judgment about this and make their own experiences. This is about the opportunities and risks of aromatherapy.
When used properly, essential oils can contribute to the relaxation and activation of mental powers, simply make a room more comfortable, enrich hours by the second, alleviate some complaints, and also be used for beauty care.
What are the effects of essential oils?
Aromatherapy is a subgroup of phytotherapy. In addition to water, flavones, saponins, bitter substances, tannins and other substances, plants also contain essential oils. An essential oil in turn contains a variety of different chemical components.
Terpene – ester – kumarine – alcohol – * phenols – lactones – ketones – * phenylether – aldehydes – oxides
However, many of these ingredients are not yet identified. However, an essential oil is more than a fragrance. Depending on the focus of the ingredients and dosage, the essential oils act more or less strongly on the physical or mental level.
Essential oils of good quality are pH neutral to slightly acidic, which explains why many of these oils have an antibacterial effect. Depending on the ingredients, they also have the following effects:
|Antiseptic, refreshing & stimulating
|Soothing, anti-inflammatory effect and skin regenerating
|Immune Stimulating, mood-lifting & skin friendly
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|Antiviral, soothing & anti-inflammatory
|Anticonvulsant & balancing
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