Aromatherapy is one of the oldest techniques that uses essential oils that come from plants, barks, herbs and flowers and are beneficial for physical and mental health.
From lavender to chamomile, there are various techniques to apply aromatherapy and alleviate illnesses and ailments of the body and mind.
Essential oils are often used as a complement to traditional treatments thanks to their remarkable anti-inflammatory, anti-infective (antibacterial and antiviral) and antifungal properties.
Experts use them to help in dermatological infections, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne or in healing processes.
Likewise, in imbalances of the immune system, infections and diseases related, mainly, to the respiratory tract.
Alterations in the nervous system such as depression, anxiety, emotional imbalances or tachycardia.
Doctors recommend this technique to their patients as a complement to their traditional medicine treatments.
There are studies that show the improvements that this therapy produces in cancer patients, but they make it clear that it should never be used as a substitute therapy.
This is because aromatherapy helps reduce levels of stress and depression, so common in patients with cancer or other diseases, helping to improve their mental state and quality of life.
In addition, it influences and enhances the immune system, which is key to the recovery of patients.
benefits of aromatherapy
The benefits of aromatherapy are varied but the following stand out among them:
1.- Pain relief, thanks to its analgesic effects.
2.- It acts as an antihistamine and defense enhancer.
3.- Reduce stress.
4.- Counteracts depression, anxiety and insomnia.
5.- It is a powerful stimulant and even an aphrodisiac.
6.- Helps prevent cell aging, due to the antioxidant properties of plants.
Essential oils for every ailment
There is a wide variety of essential oils, as many as there are plants in nature.
Here is a list of these oils and what they should be used for:
Bergamot: It relieves stress, restores appetite, and eases depression and anxiety.
Cypress: Calms the nervous system and relieves symptoms of menopause, allergies and stress.
Geranio: It relieves premenstrual symptoms and depression, calms the nervous system and lifts your spirits.
Ginger: It helps prevent and relieve dizziness and nausea, stimulates the immune system against colds and flu, soothes the digestive system and improves circulation.
Pomelo: It regulates emotions, relieves stress and anger and helps fight colds and respiratory problems.
Lavender: Regulates high blood pressure, relieves headaches due to tension or stress and relieves insect bites and burns.
Lemon: Reduces mental fatigue, relieves stress, stimulates concentration and improves circulation.
Mint: Relaxes and calms the muscles of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract disorders, respiratory problems and nervous tension.
Romero: Relieves muscle and rheumatic pain, in addition to regulating low blood pressure.
Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata): It is useful in treating sexual problems, prevents hyperventilation, calms anxiety, helps regulate the pulse, and reduces panic attacks and depression.