Friday, February 27, 2009

Plants and Herbs for Aromatherapy



When it comes to aromatheraphy herbs is always associated with it, the essential oils and extracts of the herbs used in preparing aromatheraphy candles and oils. These herbs have a lot of potential medicinal benefits which can help in enhancing physical and mental health. Aromatherapy plants contain natural compounds which can be extracted from various parts of the plant like flowers, seeds, leaves, stems and roots. Aromatic herbs can be used as tonic, dispersers and purgers.

Some of commonly used aromatherapy plants and herbs:

Lavender
A natural remedy for headaches, insomnia and anxiety, relieve stress, provides relaxation and calms the senses. It can also used for insect bites, sunburn and fungal infections.

Basil
Calms migraines and headaches, also good as potpourri and tea that can aid in digestion

Garlic
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic, good as cure bee stings, insect bites, cold, and whooping cough.

Seaweeds
Have a lot of proteins, vitamins and minerals that can be beneficial to the skin. Also helps in regenerating body tissues, and good blood circulation.

Tea Tree
Excellent in curing bacteria, fungi and viral infections also helps to fight blisters, burns, rashes and spots. Also good aid in combating tuberculosis, asthma and whooping cough mostly used in deodorants, toothpastes, soaps, gargles, and colognes .

Black Pepper
Used as stimulant for good blood circulation, for muscular pains, can be applied on skin for to aid in healing bruises.

Citronella
Used as an insect repellent and in perfume additive.

Clove
Used as topical analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, and antiemetic.

Eucalyptus
Provides relief in the airways in case of cold or flu.

Geranium
Used as an astringent, antiseptic and diuretic.

Jasmine
Used as an aphrodisiac

Lemon
Used as anti-stress, and anti-depressant.

Rose
Used as an aphrodisiac

Sandalwood
Used as an aphrodisiac










Bookmark and Share



Post a Comment