Many Integrative medical doctors feel that although their patients enquire much about alternative medicines, and it's benefits, only a few of them ever ask about Aromatherapy, and it's advantages. I feel the statements of these doctors are completely justified. Most of us think of Aromatherapy products like fragrance dispensers simply as a mechanism to make our homes and offices smell good. That is where we all go wrong. These fragrances not only make our space smell like heaven, but also ensure that we stay in the pink of health and spirit.
I know you have already heard a lot about Aromatherapy and its health benefits. But, how many times have you given a second thought to it? Have you ever considered your home fragrance based on its health benefits, and not simply because one smells like a rose garden and the other like an orange orchard? Well, it is never too late to start. Here is an introduction to the vast number of advantages that your fragrance diffuser could be proving to your holistic well being:
Memories of the days gone by
Have you ever smelled a scent and felt being transported to a particular time in your life? Do some scents remind you of some long gone memories? Well, that is the power of fragrances for you. Fragrances have the innate ability to alter our moods and emotions. They play a vital role in maintaining stable emotion levels.
Your perfect pick of aroma
I understand that the wide choices available in Aromatherapy fragrances could be initially confusing. But, do not let this bother you. Although your choice of aroma is dependent on your personal preference, here are some popular fragrance choices and their purpose:
If you have been suffering from frequent bouts of anxiety lately, there is no doubt you need some calming down of senses. Some effective fragrances for calming anxiety include Cardamom, Lavender, Chamomile, Bergamot, Myrrh, Orange, Lime, Vanilla, Rose, Nutmeg and Pine.
Depression can be hard to deal with. I feel for those who have to undergo moments of depression; it feels like nothing good could ever happen. The next time you feel so let down, you could elevate your mood by using the fragrances of Peppermint, Rosemary, Bergamot, Lemon, Patchouli, Jasmine, Geranium, Sage and Lavender.
For moments when you feel too tired to feel anything, use Eucalyptus, Neroli, Lemon, Basil, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Vanilla, Jasmine and Clove fragrances.
For those intolerable headaches, use Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Basil, Lemongrass, Chamomile, Thyme, Peppermint and Sage fragrances.
Nobody likes lung and sinus congestions. The next time you suffer from those, use Cedarwood, Clove, Eucalyptus, Basil, Fennel, Juniper, Ginger, Tea Tree, Rosemary and Marjoram.
Indigestion is hard to digest. If you want to make the digestion happen at the rate you desire, then you could use Fennel, Thyme, Ginger, Rose, Basil, Orange, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Rosemary and Sandalwood.
For Menstrual cramps
Women have to suffer from this unbearable pain every month. The next time it is that time of the month, do use the benefits of Basil, Chamomile, Sage, Angelica, Rose, Caraway, Lavender and Rosemary.
For Muscle soreness
Muscle soreness can be cured with Caraway, Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Geranium, Lemongrass, Ginger, Lemon, Sandalwood, Myrtle and Patchouli.
These are only some of the benefits that Aromatherapy offers. Aromatherapy has proven positive effects on our body, mind and spirit. You could use these beneficial aromas for your treatment, but just make sure to let your physician know well in- advance regarding your plans.