The power of nature
Philosophy - Aromatherapy - The power of nature
The vital force of nature like energy and the aura of aromatherapy
Essential oils concentrate the vital forces of the plant. They are the most potent forms of herbal energy, having profound effects on the major functions of the body's endocrine, digestive, circulatory, respiratory and all other body systems.
Essential oils are the subtle, volatile liquids that are distilled from plants, flowers, roots, petals and seeds. Their appropriate extraction technique depends of the plant essence characteristics. An ancient process, oil distillation is a delicate and precise art that had been almost forgotten.
Science rediscover the incredible healing power of essential oils, which are the lifeblood of the plant kingdom and acknowledge their value.
This particularly oils aid in the elimination of toxins from the entire body, and some, like lavender, geranium and chamomile stimulate the regeneration of cells. Scientific research has revealed that some oils are powerful antiseptics and antibiotics, such as lemon, eucalyptus and cinnamon.
Essential oils stimulate the powerful sense of smell. It is known that odors we smell have a significant impact on how we feel. In dealing with patients who have lost the sense of smell, doctors have found that a life without fragrance can lead to high incidence of psychiatric problems such as anxiety and depression.
We have the capability to distinguish 10 thousand different smells. It is believed that smells enter through cilia (the fine hairs lining the nose) to the limbic system, the part of the brain that controls our moods, emotions and consequentially memory and learning.
For instance of those great substances, we remember studies with brain wave frequency which has shown that smelling lavender increases alpha-waves in the back of the head, which are associated with relaxation. Fragrance of Jasmine increases beta-waves in the front of the head, which are associated with a more alert state.