Aromatherapy – Myth Or Reality

Aromatherapy – Myth Or Reality

The origin of aroma therapy can be traced back to the prehistoric period, in the countries of ancient Egypt, Far East, and China. The concept aims at the holistic treatment of the human body by making use of the immensely useful essential oils obtained from various herbs and plants.

The essential oils are normally obtained from the various parts of specific plants extracted by distillation and applied along with diluters such as almond oil, coconut oil etc. The oil content in these plants is so low that it takes huge quantities of plant parts to yield smaller quantities of essential oil, to cite an example around 440 pounds of fresh lavender flowers are required to produce a meager 2.5 pounds of essential lavender oil. That makes this product very dear.

The use of these essential oils is a part of one’s lifestyle and they take care of the health and well-being of the entire family. These oils have since become very popular in various parts of the world. Though the aromatic plants used to produce these essential oils were known and put to use since time immemorial the term ‘aroma therapy’ is of recent origin, to be precise from the early 90s only. Let us examine the use of these plants as a scent to alters one’s mood, the general atmosphere in one’s surroundings and to have a feeling of goodness.

It’s a fact that not only the natural scents serve the above purpose but also by the artificial ones. However, the minute difference lies in the most natural fragrance of this nature packed oils that when used gives us a wonderful feeling.

The fairy tales behind the aromatherapy like the claim of its power to cure cancer or the depression are all packed in mystery. No certified or scientific study has been undertaken on these tall claims the plants are supposed to possess. Even natural health experts treat it as a complimentary therapy only. Aromatherapy belongs to branches of conventional medicines or systems that are not subject to any serious study or research leading to any standardization or certification. This branch of herbal science can be used in various applications like in enhancing the beauty of skin and hair, and also on its influence on one’s moods and feelings known as aromacology. Thirdly its medicinal properties are said to cure or prevent ailments. However, the best use of the therapy is said to be its wholesome benefit for the body, mind and the spirit.

Between the fantasized divinity attributed to this herbal science and the sheer neglect of this concept as a magnified traditional culture, lies the real truth of this revived ancient science that can be effectively used to get the best out of the herbal plants, hitherto neglected by the civilized society.

Aromatherapy First Aid Kit – Healing With Nature’s Help

  • squeezeYou’re going to discover exactly how to get your body back into balance naturally with aromatherapy remedies you can make from your own kitchen sink, no first aid kit should be without this information. Because we know how damaging the toxic chemicals are that we find in everyday household cleaners and products you’re also going to learn how to create your own natural alternatives to household detergents, hair treatments, cosmetics and fragrances so you can create a healthier, safer environment for both you and your family. Before man made medicines burst onto the scene we used to rely on nature for the treatment of our ailments. In fact, all of the chemically synthesized medications artificially formed in a lab are all derived from natures building blocks. But nothing beats nature itself, there’s simply no substitute for it. Nature is perfect, it instinctively knows what to do and it never second guesses itself. It doesn’t create mistakes and in our seemingly perfect concrete jungles that we live and work in, we’ve never become so detached from nature as we are now.
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