Thursday, April 12, 2012

Grow your own Aromatherapy garden!!!!

It is considered by many to be a natural, alternative remedy for a variety of common ailments ranging from anxiety, headaches, to insomnia. It has been shown in many research studies that lavender can ease stress, induce relaxation, refresh, and even invigorate. For the skin, lavender oil is often used to treat fungal infections, sooth wounds and sunburn, even insect bites.

Gold edge Thyme
Reduced indigestion and flatulence. Tea helps to calm nerves, and treats the flu, and coughs.

The rose oil and its origin have been associated with the feeling of love and confidence to others. It is a very good alternative medicine intervention for relieving stress, depression, anxiety, tension and panic. All these negative emotions are neutralized with the use of this effective essential oil. The origin of Rose water has been used to symbolize innocence, love and chastity. Its aroma also stimulates intimacy and has been claimed as with an aphrodisiac quality. It helps in alleviating cases that are caused by stress like that of frigidity and also impotence.

Bee Balm
Externally, bee balm is a wonderful aromatherapy herb. Try placing a handful of fresh leaves in a cloth and positioning it under hot running bath water for a relaxing, lemony scented bath. Deeply breathing in the steam may also help relieve cold symptoms such as sore throat, fever, and congestion. Bee Balm has also shown some merit as an antiseptic and antibacterial, and a clean cloth can be soaked in a tea and used as a compress, or an ointment can be made to help relieve pain and speed healing for minor wounds, insect stings, and for relief of eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, and clearing up acne.

Sweet Woodruff
The leaf of the sweet woodruff can be eaten raw or cooked. In Germany, in the spring, the leaves are soaked in white wine and drank, as a tonic, to herald the season. Medicinally, this herb is used by the pharmaceutical companies of today in the manufacture of anticoagulant drugs - the plant contains coumarins which prevent blood from clotting. This plant has been used to treat wounds and cuts externally, and it has been used as a digestive tonic, a diuretic and an anti-inflammatory when taken internally.

The oil is used for treating sore throat, fever, skin blemishes and rashes.
Due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, honeysuckle oil is used to dispel heat and remove toxins including carbuncles, fevers, influenza and ulcers.
Honeysuckle oil is added to shampoos and conditioners to give hair a silky softness and eliminating dryness and brittleness.
Adding a few drops of honeysuckle oil in the bath gives a feeling of happiness.
Diluting a few drops of the oil in unscented lotion smoothes the skin.
Adding a few drops in water and spraying moderately throughput the house gives a refreshing scent thus, reducing odors.

Mint oil is used widely for massage oil as it refreshes the skin and helps mental tiredness. It is helpful in relieving anxiety and agitation. You can add mint oil to a bath for an ultimately relaxing bath your senses will love. Mint oil can be combined with the essential oil lavender in a vaporizer to create a calming and inspiring mood that will help balance your mind.

Lemon Verbena
It may be used for depression, to increase energy and inhibit feelings of apathy and lack of interest. It is also said to stimulate the brain and increase concentration. It can be motivating and is used to treat exhaustion and stress. Nausea and dizziness are thought to be relieved by this herb. It is sometimes suggested as a topical cure for acne, excessively oily skin and other skin disorders. Taken internally, it purportedly relieves digestive conditions. The oil is also taken orally on a daily basis for some heart conditions.

Sage is antiseptic and antifungal, and makes an excellent mouthwash that can remedy sore throats and oral thrush. An anti-depressant, mood-lifting and sedative essential oil, often used for aromatherapy massage, or in a diffuser, for people feeling nervous, anxious, and menopausal.

Antiseptic, astringent, antioxidant; relieves rheumatic and muscle pain, relaxes nerves, improves digestion and appetite, increases sweating

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