Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine that employs plant extracts to support health and well-being. However, some of the health claims associated with these oils are controversial. This article explains all you need to know about essential oils and their health effects.
There are more than 90 types of essential oils, claiming varying health benefits. It is important to note that many of their claims are still not accepted by the scientific authorities. The ten most popular ones are:
Peppermint: for increased energy and improved digestion.
Lavender: to relieve stress.
Sandalwood: helps with focus and calming of nerves.
Bergamot: for skin and for reducing stress.
Rose: for reducing anxiety
Chamomile: to improve mood and inducing relaxation
Ylang-Ylang: for treating headache, nausea and skin problems.
Tea Tree: increasing immunity and fighting infections.
Essential Oils are widely used to treat certain health conditions and problems. Some claim that these oils can help with:
Stress and anxiety
Headaches and migraines
Essential oils also have antibiotic and antimicrobial properties, can freshen up our surroundings, have a variety of cosmetic uses, and are a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to toxic mosquito repellents.
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