About Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Essential oils are the part of the Herbal Medicine and known as nature’s living energy, are the natural, aromatic volatile liquids found in shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. The distinctive components in essential oils defend plants against insects, environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve, and adapt to its surroundings.

Essential oils are derived from the distillation of leaves, stems, flowers, bark, and roots of plants. They can affect the body’s physiological system directly or indirectly. For example, a couple of drops of peppermint oil taken orally can ease digestion, while inhaling lavender oil will have a calming effect

Some essential oils can be administered orally to help stimulate digestion, and many essential oils can be applied topically to ease inflammation and alleviate pain. Essential oils with antiseptic and antifungal properties are also used to disinfect and heal cuts, abrasions and other wounds and skin.

Throughout world history, fragrant oils and spices have played a prominent role in everyday life. Mankind has used essential oils for healing and health for thousands of years, including extensive use by the ancient Egyptians. With more than 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Bible, essential oils are said to be used for anointing and healing the sick. One of the Dead Sea Scrolls, on display in Israel at the Shrine of the Book Museum, contains this intriguing phrase: “and He will know His children by their scent.”

The modern use of essential oils has continued to grow rapidly as health scientists and medical practitioners continue to research and validate the numerous health and wellness benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils There are many ways in which essential oils can be used in daily grooming, which has the added benefit of the therapeutic properties of the essential oils: Air freshening, Personal deodorant, Bathing, Compresses, In facial creams and body lotions, Floral waters, Foot and hand baths, Hair care, Jacuzzis, Massage, Saunas, Showers, Sits bath, Steam inhalations, Vaporization / diffusing and in a great variety of herbal remedies.

 

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