Therapeutic Properties of Essential Oils

Chemistry of Essential Oil

Therapeutic Properties of Essential Oil

The therapeutic properties of Essential Oils can help alleviate many of the daily struggles you have with stress, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, respiratory issues, aches and pains, memory, spasms, colds and flu, arthritis, headaches, and general lack of energy.   Each oil is comprised of 10 – 200 components.  Each component provides its own benefits.  Single and blended essential oils are applied topically,  aromatically  or with a nasal inhaler.

Alterative — tending to restore normal health; cleans and purifies the blood; alters existing nutritive and excretory processes, gradually restoring normal body function.

Analgesic — numbs pain.

Antibacterial — destructive to bacteria.

Antifungal — inhibits growth of fungus.

Anti-infectious — helps the body strengthen its own resistance to infective organisms and rid the body of illness.

Anti-inflammatory — alleviates inflammation.

Antipyretic — dispels heat, fire and fever (from the Greek word pyre, meaning fire).

Antiseptic — assists in fighting germs/infections.

Antispasmodic — relieves spasms of voluntary and involuntary muscles.

Anti-tumeral — preventing the initiation, promotion and progression of cancer cells.

Antirheumatic — prevents and/or relieves rheumatic pain and swelling.

Antiviral — inhibits growth of viruses.

Astringent — firms tissue and organs; reduces discharges and secretions.

Carminative — relieves intestinal gas pain and distention; promotes peristalsis.

Cephalic — remedy for the head, usually clearing and stimulating.

Cicatrisant — cell-regenerative for skin, healing for scars.

Decongestant — reduces nasal mucus production and swelling.

Diaphoretic — causes perspiration and increased elimination through the skin.

Diuretic — promotes activity of kidney and bladder and increases urination.

Emetic — induces vomiting.

Emmenagogue — helps promote and regulate menstruation.

Emollient — smoothes, softens and protects the skin.

Expectorant — promotes discharge of phlegm and mucus from the lungs and throat.

Haemostatic — stops the flow of blood. An astringent that stops internal bleeding or hemorrhaging.

Hypotensive — lowers high blood pressure.

Immune stimulant — stimulates functioning of the immune system.

Laxative — promotes bowel movements.

Mucolytic — breaks down mucus (pulmonary).

Nervine — strengthens the functional activity of the nervous system. May be either a stimulant or sedative.

Rubefacient — oil increases local blood circulation and can cause minor skin irritation, vasodilatation and local analgesic effect.

Sedative — calms and tranquilizes by lowering the functional activity of the organ or body part.

Stimulant — increases functional activity of specific organ or system.

Stomachic — stimulates the stomach.

Sudorific — increases sweating.

Tonic — strengthens and restores vitality.

Vasodilator — helps to dilate blood vessels.

 

So, as you can see, essential oils are extremely helpful for all body systems and concerns.

Have a Dynamic Day!

Gypsy

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