Connection of millennial tradition with modern science
The essential oils have their own place in the
health and beauty treatments since immemorial time. Various references about
them can be found in the hieroglyphics on the walls of Egyptian temples, the
Chinese and Indian medical books and also the Aztecs already written about them.
In the Bible there are references to them within two hundred places. At a time
when the essential oils were rebalanced by gold, Jesus got as a gift the gold,
frankincense and myrrh from the three wise men.
Today we usually use a lot of cosmetics and
cleaning products and most of them are produced entirely by synthetic way. We
are now aware of their negative consequences on our health and the environment.
And that is why we are also more often looking for ways how to return
back to the maximum naturalness. The essential oils are therefore
conclusively a good choice. They can change you and your view
on individual care, also care of your family and your household too.
The strength and the effects of various
essential oils have been repeatedly studied at leading universities and proven
French doctor Jean VALNET, the spiritual father of
modern aromatherapy, operated during the World War II in China in Tonkin. When
he used up all stock of the antibiotics, he started to use the essential oils
for the patients with wounds suffered in battle. To his surprise, he discovered
that the essential oils showed strong anti infection effects.
Scientists from the Brigham Young
University demonstrated that the sandalwood oil is able to inhibit many
types of cancer cells.
University scientists in Japan
found that when the certain aromas were sprayed into offices, the mental
accuracy and concentration were significantly increased. Sprayed lemon essential
oil reduced the number of errors by 54%, jasmine by 33% and lavender by 20%.
When the fragrance was sprayed during the test, the results had improved by 50%.
In a study at Mie University in 1995, it was found that the citrus scents
stimulate immunity, induce relaxation and weaken depression.
If we want to get the maximum effect of the
essential oils, we should be consistently interested in their
quality. Artificially made oils are from the therapeutic standpoint
worthless and may even be harmful. Even though, that their fragrance seems
pleasant. Many of pure essential oils contain the complex of molecules and
isomers that cannot be produced in any laboratory.
It is also important to expand own knowledge in
the aromatherapy specialization that the application of the essential oil
will be helpful, pleasant and safe at any time.