Aromatherapy can be defined as the use of plant extracts for healing a person physically, mentally, as well as spiritually. Aromatherapy involves inhaling or topical application of extracts in which the essential biomolecules are absorbed through the blood stream calming the body and causing relaxation. Besides this, aromatherapy has several other unique sets of benefit which makes this holistic approach stand out from the rest. Few of them are as follows:
1. Reduces Anxiety
Aromatherapy is popular for reducing anxiety and stress levels through the help of therapeutic aroma rising from several oils such as lavender, tea tree, rose, ylang ylang, etc. The aroma penetrates through the olfactory nerves inside the nose and reaches the brain causing biochemical reaction with the selective neuroreceptors. This is similar to the effect caused by several anti-anxiety medicines. A Randomized Controlled Trial study conducted recently in 2017 revealed that the aromatherapy significantly reduced anxiety in women undergoing breast biopsy.
2. Boosts Cognitive Performance
Remarkably, aromatherapy has the potential to significantly improve cognitive performance and elevate mood. This has been proven by various studies conducted by the help of pharmacological and psychological modes of influence. A 2011 research study conducted in California provided evidence to support the positive impact of aromatherapy on one’s cognitive ability. Particularly, lemon oil aroma is known for reducing anger and workplace stress by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, according to the research published in March 2017.
3. Speeds Up Internal Recovery
The therapeutic plant oils used in aromatherapy such as lavender, calendula, rosehip, and many more are known for their anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. These oils also elevate the levels of oxygen and overall blood circulation which in turn leads to the healing of wounds and internal injuries and also provides speedy recovery after surgery. The potential to fight the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and several other illnesses make this therapy exceptional. Lavender essential oil demonstrated significant improvement during episiotomy recovery tested in a clinical trial conducted in 2011.
4. Boosts Energy Levels
Generally, people turn to high intake of caffeine, nicotine, and energy drinks and pills for temporary energy which can deteriorate their overall health in the long run. However, people who rely on healthy choices such as healthy diet and exercise, enjoy the long-lasting benefits of energy-based aromatherapy using black pepper, angelica, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and jasmine oils which enhance the energy levels by stimulating body and mind as a healthy approach.
Our body naturally gets rid of several accumulated toxins. However, this can vary from person to person, depending on their diet and lifestyle. For instance, too much-processed foods, sugary beverages, adulterated food with contaminants and pollutants, etc., can cause serious harm to our bodies causing constipation, hormonal imbalance, low immunity, mood swings, and other associated risks. Aromatherapy is a holistic approach which works by ensuring the absorption of essential oils through the skin pores to the bloodstream passing through circulatory and lymphatic systems, having a direct detoxifying effect on the mind and body.
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