Aromatherapy Prince Albert - The method of utilizing Aromatherapy essential oils and herbs to help promote natural healing and health. The ancient cultures of Babylon and Egypt have utilized scented herbs for medicinal and spiritual properties. Egyptian priests frequently utilized oils and incense in their responsibilities as healers and the pharaohs were embalmed with herbal preparations to cleanse their bodies for the spirit world.
Hippocrates is recognized as the "father of modern medicine." He thought utilizing herbs was really important to the wellbeing and many of his prescriptions comprised fresh, crushed herbs and fragrant essential oils. By the 10th century, books were being written in Arabia that were devoted to the function and advantages of particular aromas.
The French cosmetic chemist, Rene Mourice Gattefosse first came up with the term "aromatherapy." In the early part of the 1920's, while working in his lab, Monsieur Gattefosse severely burned himself. In order to immediately cool the pain, he dipped his arm into the nearest cold substance present, a vat of lavender essential oil. His burns rapidly healed and little scarring occurred, therefore, a new science was born. Gattefosse devoted the rest of his life to the study of aromatherapy, the healing power of scented oils. Modern scientific research proves that certain herbs and essential oils do have therapeutic healing properties. Lavender is still utilized now to be able to treat burn victims and the smell is even commonly used to heal depression and anxiety.
Various essential oils are used particularly for the benefits of their aroma alone. For example, the aroma of eucalyptus is usually used to be able to relieve chest congestion. Tea tree oil is another essential oil greatly prized for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It is a time honored treatment for ringworm, athlete's foot as well as other fungal issues. Rosemary is a stimulating fragrance which is said to revive energy when used in the morning bath. It even has a reputation for alleviating arthritis and muscle pain.
There is a top 10 list of essential oils which several aromatherapy practitioners think are essential in all medicine cabinets. These consist of: Geranium, Rosemary, tea Tree, Lemon, Chamomile, Lavender, Thyme, Eucalyptus, Clove, and Peppermint. All of these essential oils can be found in health food stores and lots of grocery outlets and drugstores are likewise stocking them. Special diffusers can be utilized so as to distribute the smell of the oils throughout one's office or house. These diffusers can be found in nearly all super centers, malls and specialty outlets.
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