The benefits of aromatherapy for the body and mind

Many studies have shown that essential oils used in aromatherapy, such as lavender and chamomile oil, can soothe you when overwhelmed by anxiety or excessive stress. The scent of lavender is believed to be able to provide a relaxing effect and control the sympathetic nervous system, namely the nervous system responsible for fight or flight stress response (fighting or escaping) and physical symptoms, such as sweating hands or fast beating hearts. In the meantime, check out the best smelling incense sticks and agarbatti as well.

Improve sleep quality

Because aromatherapy oil helps people reduce stress, it is believed that aromatherapy also helps a person to sleep better. A person with insomnia, anxiety, or restless leg syndrome and itching at night that often occurs can use aromatherapy to help him sleep.

The essential oils in aromatherapy used can be lavender oil. Try turning on the diffuser for about an hour before you sleep with the lavender oil or other oil you want.

Treat respiratory problems

Some aromatherapy oils have antiseptics that can help cleanse the air of bacteria, germs, and fungi. These organisms are known to interfere with breathing, such as blockages, coughing, or sneezing.

Tea tree oil or tea tree oil is considered to have antiseptic and antimicrobial abilities while eucalyptus oil is considered to be able to relieve breathing during flu.

Relieves pain and inflammation

To relieve pain or tense muscles, joint pain, inflammation, or headaches, you can use the benefits of aromatherapy to reduce these complaints.

Aromatherapy oils commonly used are ginger, turmeric, and oranges to relieve joint pain. Then for headaches you can use the scents of mint, spearmint and rosemary.

Good for digestion and reduce nausea

Aromatherapy oils such as ginger, turmeric, grapes, mint leaves, lemon, chamomile, and eucalyptus can help treat stomach acid, nausea, morning sickness, or stomach cramps during PMS.

According to the 2015 Journal of Basic Physiology and Pharmacology, it was found that turmeric and ginger essential oils are widely used in Asian countries as traditional medicine and food ingredients, because they protect the stomach. Both of these oils have high content of antioxidants, which are believed to reduce necrosis, erosion, and bleeding in the stomach wall which significantly reduces abdominal pain.

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