The Most Useful Tools for Aromatherapy And Nature
Aromatherapy is a practice of using essential oils obtained from different parts of plants in order to maintain the mental and physical well-being of man, to maintain balance and harmonization of emotions.
It is designed to affect the whole personality and to help the body seek and maintain its innate sense of balance and regulation.
They call the Essential Oil the soul of the plant, its energy essence. Others say it's his immune system.
Whatever it is called, it is the most valuable of plant life. These small aromatic molecules are easily absorbed by the skin, and by inhaling them, we have the fastest way to affect the psyche. Their high concentration, rapid entry into the blood, provide the necessary health resources and only a small amount of them. The skillful use and knowledge of the properties of the oils and the individually selected method of application will bring balance to the psyche, will improve the symptoms.
The effect of essential oils on humans has two pathways - neuro-reflex and humoral (through body fluids).
The first mechanism is related to the effect of essential oils on the olfactory organ. By rapidly reaching the limbic system, they stimulate the synthesis of the neurotransmitters adrenaline, noradrenaline, encephalin and others. In this way they regulate the tone of the nervous system and promote the body's self-healing processes. Essential oils are associated with the subconscious mind, with the collective subconscious and often evoke memories, part of the aromatic memory. Smell as an irritant acts instantly due to the proximity of the olfactory organ to the limbic system in the brain, which controls a person's emotions, mood and sexuality, and affects autonomic functions.
The second mechanism is triggered by the entry of therapeutic aromatic molecules into the airways. The lungs have a very well-developed network of blood vessels and the penetration of essential oils is 20 times faster than the internal intake of drugs in the form of infusions and decoctions.
The rich capillary structure of the skin also facilitates the easy penetration of aromatic substances. The essential oils stay in the body for 20 minutes and, after providing the necessary help, leave the body without leaving any waste or cause side effects. Their antioxidant values have been measured and have been shown to have the highest ratio of antioxidant power. This is the reason why they have such a beneficial effect on health. U.S. scientists are using a special test to detect their antioxidant power, examining the power of free radical suppression and the rate at which cells are cleared of waste.
Antioxidants are compounds that are found in plants and stop or hold back cell damage. They are also found in many foods of plant origin, but the essential oils have the greatest power. Oxidative damage to cells by free radicals is the cause of aging and wrinkling of the skin, genetic damage, heart disease, cancer and more. The application of essential oil mixtures on the skin and their rapid absorption help to cleanse the cells of waste products, to activate the immune system and thus improve and maintain health. Due to the rich composition of components, essential oils are multifunctional, and of course, have a more pronounced effect in certain areas. For example, people living in mountainous areas very rarely suffer from colds, flu and sore throats. This fact is due to the constant purification of the air from the forest with essential oils containing phytoncides. In urban conditions, this effect can be obtained by inhalation or aromaphone of the same oils. The most pronounced anti-inflammatory properties have tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon balm, lemon, orange, fir, pine, lavender, mint and geranium.
Essential oils can bring the right balance, stimulate or calm the nervous system, act as an antidepressant or relieve pain. Their application requires attention and knowledge. If there is any doubt about how and whether to use essential oils for internal use at all, it is better not to take risks and to make a warm inhalation, which has the same effect.