AROMATHERAPY

What is aromatherapy? It is a form of healing which has become well acknowledged for its healing powers. ‘Essential Oils’ utilises the natural aromatic aspect of plants found in a wide range of species. These oils can be extracted by the use of steam from flowers, leaves, seeds, bark, woods and resin as an example. Aromatherapy comes from the French word “Aromatherapie” associated with perfumier Rene Gattefosse who became involved with medical research back in 1920 having found that the oil from the lavender plant helped with the healing process mostly with burning of skin. Aromatherapy then became much more a ‘fashionable’ word although its origins can date back many many years. The leaf of a dandelion would be used to counter the effects of a stinging nettle. In 1928 Rene publishes a book on his research and findings bringing the subject to light bringing interest in a subject that years ago was used as part of the healing process. The word may be new but the use of essential oils for the use of healing goes back to Egyptian times.
Aromatherapy is sometimes described as an alternative medicine. It is not only used to heal but also as a preventative. It is the practice of using natural oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being.


Aromatherapy can be used to speed the healing process, ease depression and improve mood swings, Eliminate headaches and eye strain, reduce pain, induce sleep and generally improve the immune system and boost energy levels. The list is endless. Essential oils used in aromatherapy are generally used by the means of massage, in a bath relaxation or through the use of lotions. Lavender pillows have become very popular as lavender is especially good for helping induce sleep.

It is highly recommended that medical professional advice is taken before going forward with any form of natural healing including aromatherapy.

Here is listed a brief description and uses. This is taken from dr.axe.com. Please do take a look at his site for further information and ideas.

The list can be endless and what works for one may not necessarily work for another. It may take time to see results too! Again please do take medical opinion into consideration.


EUCALYPTUS

The eucalyptus tree (also known as Tasmanian Blue Gum) is an evergreen tree native to Australia that’s often thought of as the main food source of koala bears. While it provides amazing nutritional support for wildlife, the essential oils extracted from eucalyptus leaves also have powerful medicinal properties.


 
Eucalyptus Oil Uses

1. Colds & Flu 
Eucalyptus works as an expectorant and helps cleanse your body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can make you feel unwell. One of the most effective ways to utilise eucalyptus for colds and flu is to drop several drops of the essential oil into your diffuser so you can take advantage of the healing benefits over time.

2. Hair Nourishment 
A few drops eucalyptus oil with some coconut or olive oil gives your hair a nice moisturising conditioner. This is especially good should you suffer from dandruff and an itchy scalp. Eucalyptus can be used as a natural remedy for the treatment of lice in replacement of chemical treatments.

3. Hand Cleaner 
Eucalyptus is a cleanser used to remove grease and grime from your body and can rejuvenate sore hands and feet.

4. Sinus and Allergies 
Eucalyptus oil is good to use for allergies and sinus issues. Use eucalyptus oil with a diffuser. It has also been recommended to gargle with it to clear the throat.

5. Natural Home Care  
Not only does eucalyptus give a nice, fresh fragrance to your home products, but it adds vital anti-microbial properties as well. Use a few drops alongside your normal cleaners.

6. Odour Remover  
Wash items to remove odours with a damp towel soaked in eucalyptus oil-infused water.Try to then dry naturally. Make up your own spray to use by mixing eucalyptus with lemon and tea tree oil. Keep in your cupboard to bring out when a nasty smell is obvious.

7. Air Cleanser
Put a few drops of eucalyptus oil into your vacuum and tumble dryer filters to freshen them up and sanitise. Eucalyptus can also be used for killing mould. You can mix eucalyptus with other oils such as clove and tea tree oil to cleanse the air and maintain a mould-free home.

8. Spot Remover 
Eucalyptus oil is effective at removing spots on your carpet, clothes and many fabrics. It can work to remove chewing gum from items but do test the garments first.

9. Respiratory Problems 
Eucalyptus essential oil can be effective for treating respiratory problems, such as asthma as an example as well as other respiratory problems. ( Please do take medical advice). Using eucalyptus for asthma can dilate the blood vessels and allows more oxygen into the lungs.

10. Wound Treatment 
Eucalyptus oil has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that are effective at treating wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions, sores and scrapes. It also can be made into a salve or healing ointment and put on bug bites and stings. Along with acting as a natural pain reliever to the area, it keeps the area from getting infected, which speeds healing.

CLARY SAGE

The clary sage plant has a history as a medicinal herb. Clary sage is considered to be especially good for helping with hormonal problems. It is good for cramps, heavy menstrual cycles, hot flashes and hormonal imbalances. It’s also known for its ability to increase circulation, support the digestive system, improve eye health. It has been used with the fight against leukemia.

Clary sage is one of the most healthful essential oils, with anti -convulsive, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent and anti-inflammatory. It is a nerve tonic and sedative with soothing and warming components. It is used with the treatment for balancing hormone levels naturally. It can receive menstrual discomfort and is used for PMS. It is useful to help with insomnia or the feeling of waking unrefreshed. It increases circulation opening the blood vessels so naturally can lower blood pressure and has been known to increase the metabolic system by helping to increase the amount of oxygen making its way to the muscles.

It is also know to reduces Cholesterol, a naturally occurring substance made by the liver and required by the body for the proper function of cells, nerves and hormones. 

BASIL

Basil is a common aromatic herb and a member of the mint family. It is known to be an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and quite powerful. It assists the body to respond to stress and worry. It also helps to fight disease. Basil has been proven to show benefits as an antioxidant and has been used with cancer sufferers. It is an analgesic, a pain and fever reducer. Used by those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or bowel conditions. Many diabetics use it. It protects the liver and blood vessels, boosts the immune system and helps calm stress and worry. It has also been associated with the slowing down of the anti ageing process. Basil has many varieties and is a powerful tool to use alongside conventional methods with the go ahead of the GP.

BERGAMOT

Known to build confidence and enhance the mood, bergamot oil is also used to kill bacteria, heal scars and minimise marks on the skin. Bergamot oil can be used to reduce pain from headaches and migraine, as well as muscle pain.

Bergamot is a plant that produces a citrus fruit. It’s defined as a hybrid between a sour orange and lemon.
The oil is taken from the peel of the fruit and used to make medicine. It’s derived through cold compression, which is different than the steam distillation of many other of the oils. The oil is commonly used in black tea, which is called Earl Grey tea. Bergamot helps the digestive system. It can help with indigestion and bloating. Bergamot oil is antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. It keeps the system working properly.

Some of the most common benefits of bergamot essential oil include:
• releases emotional pain
• works as a powerful antidepressant
• relieves joint and muscle pain
• aids digestive system
• soothes skin irritations
• works as a sedative
• cleanses oily skin
• kills germs and bacteria
• relieves stress
• reduces cough


 Bergamot oil is used in skin soaps because it inhibits the growth of germs, fungi and virus. Bergamot oil also helps infections of the intestines, kidneys, colon and urinary tract. Bergamot can help to relieve stress — Bergamot oil is a relaxant — it reduces nervous tension and feelings of anxiety. It helps to reduce pain. Bergamot essential oil increases hormone secretions, it lessens the sensitively of nerves that create pain. For this reason, bergamot oil is a great way to reduce the symptoms of sprains, muscle aches and headaches.  Bergamot essential oil is used to minimize the look of scars and other marks on the skin; it tones the skin by making the supply of melanin even. These scars can be the result of skin acne or skin infections or irritations. It can help with the digestive system breaking down of foods in the digestive tract easier. It can stimulate muscle contractions in the intestines quickening the digestive process.  Bergamot oil prevents the growth of germs that cause body odour. The refreshing smell of bergamot oil is used as a deodorant and air freshener. The strong scent eliminates odours on the body or in a room. It can help to reduce fever. Bergamot essential oil fights infections caused by harmful bacteria. It also reduces body temperature by alleviating stress and stimulating hormone secretions.  Bergamot oil helps an infected tooth.  It removes germs from your teeth when used as a mouthwash, and it protects your teeth from developing cavities.  Because bergamot essential oil kills germs, it’s used to treat worms especially in children (with advice). Intestinal worms result in malnourishment.
It can help with the protection from tetanus. Tetanus is a dangerous nerve ailment caused by the toxin of a common bacteria. If the spores enter a wound that penetrates the skin and extends deeper than oxygen can reach, they grow and produce a toxin that enters the bloodstream. Bergamot essential oil has disinfectant and antiseptic properties and the power to kill bacterium that lead to infections. Bergamot oil can help keep wounds from becoming dangerously infected.

BLACK PEPPER

Black pepper is one of the most widely used spices. It’s valued not only as a flavouring agent but also for a variety of other purposes, such as medicinal use and as a preservative. Black pepper essential oils benefits include relieving aches and pains, It can help to lower cholesterol and detox the body enhancing the circulation. It can help relieve aches and Pains. It is anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. Black pepper oil works to reduce muscle injuries, tendonitis, and variety of symptoms including arthritis and rheumatism. It can aids digestion and may help ease the discomfort of constipation and tummy upsets. Black pepper has been used to effectively treat bladder dysfunctions as well as IBS.When black pepper essential oil is taken internally, it promotes healthy circulation and stimulates mucus and bile flow. Black pepper also can help to eases Feelings of Anxiety and Cigarette Cravings and symptoms of anxiety in smokers deprived from smoking. It can help to detoxify the body. It increases sweating and also serves as a diuretic and increases urination, helping remove bodily toxins and excess water from the body. This reduces swelling and inflammation. It can help lower blood pressure naturally.

FENNEL

Fennel has a taste similar to black liquorice! It is known as a powerful ingredient for good digestive health. Fennel is an antiseptic. It can help to prevent gas and bloating and has purifying and detoxifying effects. Fennel can help to heal the skin. It challenges bacterial infections. In addition to staving off infection, it also can speed up wound healing,
It reduces and Prevents Spasms in the stomach which can be extremely painful, causing coughing, hiccups, cramps in the intestinal area and convulsions. Fennel essential oil may have a relaxing effect on your body, including the muscles in the intestinal region. It can relieves gas, blasted stomach and Constipation. It helps to treat digestive issues such as IBS.


FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense has been used for thousands of years for therapeutic and healing as part of the practice of aromatherapy. Frankincense is sometimes referred to as olibanum. It is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits, including helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and even potentially helping to fight cancer. Frankincense is sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacara tree that’s commonly grown in Somalia. Frankincense oil is used by either inhaling the oil or absorbing it through the skin. Frankincense oil immediately induces the feeling of peace, relaxation and satisfaction. Add a few drops of frankincense oil to a hot bath for relaxation and stress relief. Or add frankincense to an oil diffuser for experiencing relaxation. It can also be used as a natural household cleaner.
Frankincense oil is an antiseptic, meaning it helps eliminate bacteria and viruses. It is a natural hygiene product due to its antiseptic properties, frankincense oil is a great addition to any hygiene regimen. Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce blemishes and acne. It has been associated with helping the raging process of the skin.

It is also good for digestive distress, such as constipation or stomach aches, irritable bowel syndrome, or cramps. It helps speed up the digestion of food. Frankincense oil can help with decreasing the appearance of scars as well as wound healing such as surgical wounds. Frankincense essential oil to help provide relief from coughing colds and flu. It can help eliminate phlegm in the lungs. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory in the nasal passages, making breathing easier, even for those with allergies or asthma. It helps relieve Inflammation and pain. Improves circulation, joint or muscle pain.

CHAMOMILE ROMAN

Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. Many different preparations of chamomile have been developed over the years, and the most popular is in the form of herbal tea. .
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil fights anxiety and depression. It has been used as a mild sedative to calm nerves and reduce anxiety by promoting relaxation. The fragrance is carried directly to the brain and serves as an emotional trigger. It is used for relief of depressive and anxiety symptoms it also serves as a natural allergy reliever.

Roman chamomile possesses antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, and it’s commonly used for hay fever. It has the power to relieve mucus congestion, irritations, swelling and skin conditions. It can helps alleviate PMS symptoms.
Roman chamomile essential oil serves as a natural mood booster that helps reduce feelings of depression — plus its antispasmodic properties allow it to soothe menstrual cramps and body aches that are commonly associated with PMS, such as headaches and back pain. It can assist with the reduction and symptoms of insomnia.

The relaxing properties of Roman chamomile promote healthy sleep. It can also boosts skin health promoting smooth, healthy skin and relieves irritations because of its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Chamomile is used traditionally for numerous gastrointestinal conditions, It helps to promote a healthy heart. Roman chamomile provides cardiovascular protection because of its high levels of flavonoids, which have been shown to significantly reduce heart disease when taken internally. The flavonoids present in Roman chamomile essential oil, may lower blood pressure and have a relaxing effect on the heart. It may also relieve arthritic pain. Roman chamomile oil helps reduce pain in the lower back, knees, wrists, fingers and other problematic areas.

CITRONELLA

Citronella Is most commonly used as a natural fragrant oil, in insect repellents, as well as in cosmetics, household and perfume products. Pure citronella oil is an antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-fungal treatment. The most popular use for citronella is as a constituent in insect repellents. It naturally repels mosquitos and other bugs. It fights bacteria and fungi, reduces inflammation, Promotes relaxation, fights respiratory infections, assists the digestion and relieves muscle pain. It is a relaxant and stress reducer commonly used to control emotions in aromatherapy, it can help relax your mind and help with sleep problems. It is used as a digestive aid supporting the digestive organs by reducing inflammation and helping with detoxification of the liver and stomach. When it comes to dealing with cramps, swelling and pain, citronella can help improve blood flow that lowers muscle spasms and tenderness. As a type of natural diaphoretic and diuretic agent, citronella can increase sweating and urination that draws toxins out of the body.

Because it has a clean, fresh scent similar to lemon or lemongrass, citronella is a common ingredient in soaps, candles, incense, perfumes and cosmetics. You can deodorise the scents in your home, dishwasher, refrigerator and laundry machine by diffusing citronella or running a very small amount through a cycle of your household appliances.

Proven to have strong anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, citronella can help clean kitchen, bathroom or household surfaces without the need for harsh chemicals.
Excellent too for natural skin care, it can assist the healing of dermatitis and eczema as well as the raging of the skin. In some cases it will also help with the getting rid of warts, treating of boils and general healing of the skin. It can help skin appear youthful and smoother and even block damage done from sun exposure.

One of the most popular uses for citronella oil is cleansing and conditioning the hair and scalp. It can help eliminate excess oil and greasiness of hair while also fighting dandruff and adding shine. Many people find it adds volume to hair, detangles knots and helps protect hair colour.

CINNAMON

A powerful spice that has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years. cinnamon is still used daily in many cultures because of its widespread health benefits. The unique smell, colour, and flavour of cinnamon is due to the oily part of the tree that it grows from. The health benefits of cinnamon come from the bark of the Cinnamomum tree. This bark contains several special compounds which are responsible for its many health promoting properties- including cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, and cinnamate.

It is an antioxidant. It helps to slow the ageing process.It can help to fight inflammation throughout the body. It lowers swelling and can be beneficial in pain management. Cinnamon can help protect the heart as it can help to lower cholesterol levels and high blood pressure both associated with heart disease. There are more heart health benefits of cinnamon. Research shows that cinnamon is a helpful blood coagulant and prevents bleeding by helping the body to form blood clots. Cinnamon also increases blood circulation and advances bodily tissue’s ability to repair itself after it’s been damaged. This includes heart tissue which is in need of regeneration in order to fight heart attacks, heart disease, and stroke.

Cinnamon is known to have an anti-diabetic effect. It helps lower blood sugar levels and also can improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin, which is the vital hormone needed for keeping blood sugar levels balanced.
Cinnamon plays a part in blocking certain enzymes which allows for glucose (sugar) to be absorbed into the blood. Therefore it has been shown to decrease the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream after a high-sugar meal, which is especially important for those with diabetes.

Cinnamon helps defend against cognitive decline and protects brain function. It can help defend the brain against developing neurological disorders, such as Parkinsons and Alzheimers. One way that cinnamon protects cognitive function and brain health is because it activates neuro-protective proteins that protect brain cells from mutation and undergoing damage. This further reduces the negative effects of oxidative stress by stopping cells from morphing and self-destructing. Because of its antioxidant abilities, cinnamon can protect against DNA damage, cell mutation, and cancer tumour growth. Studies have revealed that the health benefits of cinnamon come from a compound called cinnamaldehyde include its ability to inhibit cancer tumour growth and protect DNA from damage, while also encouraging cancerous cells to self-destruct. Studies show that cinnamon can improve the health of the colon, thereby reducing the risk of colon cancer. Cinnamon is now being investigated as a natural anti-cancer agent because of its strong antioxidant abilities, so in the future it may be useful to supplement with cinnamon extract for those who are at higher risks for cancer. There are many benefits of cinnamon when it comes to defending the body from illnesses. Cinnamon is a natural anti-microbial, anti-biotic, anti-fungal, and anti-viral agent. The immune-boosting abilities of cinnamon are found in cinnamon’s essential oils.

Cinnamon is used in many cultures to naturally help fight harmful infections and viruses. Cinnamon oils also have protective abilities against various bacteria which can cause negative symptoms in the digestive tract, on the surface of the skin, and can lead to colds or the flu.

Cinnamon is so powerful at boosting immunity that some studies even show that it may be able to reduce the risk of contracting the HIV virus.

In studies, the extracts found in cinnamon were shown to be protective against bacteria living in the oral microflora that could cause tooth decay or mouth infections. The essential oil from cinnamon has been shown to be more potent than other tested plant extracts and can be used to naturally combat bacteria in the mouth, acting like a natural anti-bacterial mouthwash. One of the health benefits of cinnamon is that it can also used as a natural flavouring agent. Because it removes oral bacteria, cinnamon has the ability to naturally remove bad breath without adding any chemicals to the body. For this reason cinnamon has also been traditionally used as tooth powder and to treat toothaches, dental problems, oral microbiota, and mouth sores.
Cinnamon essential oil is also used in some beauty products, shampoos, and perfumes for its many health benefits that can help with fighting infection while adding a pleasant smell.

One of the less-known benefits of cinnamon is that it can be used to preserve food. Because cinnamon has anti-bacterial abilities and also acts as an antioxidant, it can be used as a preservative in many foods without the need for chemicals and artificial ingredients.
A recent study reported that when pectin from fruit was coated with cinnamon leaf extract it yielded high antioxidant and antibacterial activities and stayed fresh for longer. Cinnamon plays a part in the action of tyrosinase inhibitors, which are useful in stopping discolouration on fruits and vegetables that appears as they oxidise and begin to rot.

CLOVE LEAF

History tells us that the Chinese have used clove for more than 2,000 years as a fragrance and spice and that it hit the international health scene several hundred years later. Since then, it has been applied in numerous products for agricultural and cosmetic purposes.

The most profound properties of clove oil, however, are related to its widespread application in homeopathic natural medicine. Because it contains an elevated level of eugenol, clove essential oil has proven to be remarkably versatile and has been thoroughly researched as an effective alternative to many modern medical treatments

Clove Oil Benefits
The health benefits of clove oil are vast and include supporting the health of your liver, skin, hair and mouth.
Clove Oil For Skin and Acne,
Eliminates acne
Kills parasites
Improves blood circulation
Reduces gum disease
Boosts energy
Natural anti-inflammatory
Kills mold and fungus

Clove Oil For Toothaches
The well-known remedy of using clove oil for toothaches was first documented in 1640 in the French “Practice of Physic,” although there is reason to believe that the Chinese were applying this homeopathic for over 2,000 years.
Today, clove is widely accepted as a reliable solution for dry socket and for relieving the pain and discomfort associated with various dental disorders.

Adding some cloves or clove oil to your health regime could be good to naturally boost your antioxidant levels. For longterm use cinnamon is another great herb that can be added into your everyday diet to increase your antioxidant intake.

CYPRESS

Cypress essential oil is obtained from the needle-bearing tree of coniferous and deciduous regions — the scientific name is Cupressus sempervirens. The cypress tree is an evergreen, with small, rounded and woody cones. It has scalelike leaves and tiny flowers. The powerful oil is valued because of its ability to fight infections, aid the respiratory system, remove toxins from the body, and work as stimulate that relieves nervousness and anxiety.

The benefits of cypress essential oil are that it assists with the healing of wounds and infections and acts fast.
The antiseptic qualities in cypress oil are due to the presence of camphene, an important component. Cypress oil treats both external and internal wounds, and it prevents infections. It is used to treat sores, pimples, pustules and skin eruptions. It will also help to reduce Cramps and Muscle aches. Because of cypress oil’s antispasmodic qualities, it inhibits problems associated with spasms, such as cramps and muscle pulls. Cypress oil is effective in relieving restless leg syndrome — a neurological condition characterised by throbbing, pulling and uncontrollable spasms in the legs. It is also a natural treatment for carpal tunnel. Cypress oil effectively reduces the pain that is associated with this condition. Carpal tunnel is inflammation of a very smell opening just below the base of the wrist. The tunnel that holds the nerves and connects the forearm to the palm and fingers is very small, so it is prone to swelling and inflammation caused by overuse, hormonal changes or arthritis. Cypress essential oil decreases fluid retention, a common cause of carpal tunnel; it also stimulates blood flow and reduces inflammation.

Cypress essential oil improves circulation, giving it the power to clear up cramps, as well as aches and pains. Some cramps are due to a buildup of lactic acid, which is cleared away with cypress oil’s diuretic properties, thereby relieving discomfort. Cypress oil is a diuretic, so it helps the body flush out toxins that exist internally. It also increases sweat and perspiration, which allows the body to quickly remove toxins, excess salt and water.

Cypress oil has the power to stop excess blood flow, and it promotes the clotting of blood. This is due to its hemostatic and astringent properties. Cypress oil leads to the contraction of blood vessels, which stimulates the flow of blood and promotes the contraction of skin, muscles, hair follicles and gums. Its astringent properties allow cypress oil to tighten your tissues, strengthening hair follicles and making them less likely to fall out.

The hemostatic properties in cypress oil stop the flow of blood and promote clotting when needed. These two beneficial qualities work together to heal wounds, cuts and open sores quickly. Cypress oil clears up congestion and eliminates phlegm that builds up in the respiratory tract and lungs. The oil calms the respiratory system and works as an antispasmodic agent for conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Cypress essential oil is also an antibacterial agent, giving it the ability to treat respiratory infections that are caused by bacterial overgrowth.

Cypress essential oil has a clean, spicy and masculine fragrance that lifts the spirits and stimulates happiness and energy, making it an excellent deodorant. It can easily replace synthetic deodorants because of its antibacterial properties preventing bacterial growth and body odour.

Cypress oil has sedative effects, and it induces a calm relaxed feeling. It can also be energising, and it stimulates feelings of happiness and ease. This can be particularly helpful for people who are undergoing emotional stress, having trouble sleeping, or have experienced recent trauma or shock.

CORIANDER SEED

Coriander is a seed spice that’s been cultivated since ancient times. Coriander is an annual herb also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley. When the leaves are used in their fresh form, we commonly refer to this herb as cilantro. The dried seeds are what we know as coriander. It has the ability to act as an antimicrobial, anti-epileptic, antidepressant, antimutagenic, anti-inflammatory and anxiety inhibitor. It’s also been shown to help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar naturally!

Coriander seeds and essential oil both have blood sugar-lowering effects on the human body. The effect is actually so therapeutic and likely that people who suffer from low blood sugar or take blood sugar-lowering medicine are warned to be careful with using coriander products.

The essential oil has dual blood glucose-lowering effects in diabetes as well. It works both by enhancing the secretion of insulin from the pancreas and exhibiting insulin-like activity at the cellular level. For people suffering with hypertension, consuming this spice has been shown to reduce blood pressure. Not only does it help positively modulate stomach activity, but it also has a diuretic effect on the body, which is very helpful to people suffering from high blood pressure.

Coriander is brilliant for the fight against food poisoning. It has a strong antimicrobial effect against bacteria in food. When you use it in your cooking, you actually add an additional layer of protection against the risk of food poisoning.
Coriander contains an antibacterial compound that may specifically fight against salmonella. Coriander contains high levels of dodecenal, a natural compound that’s actually twice as powerful of an antibiotic than the leading treatment for salmonella-based illness. By adding this spice into your diet, you can guard yourself against uncomfortable or even fatal food poisoning. 

Coriander seeds are helpful in relieving symptoms of a urinary tract infection. It helps relieve the discomfort and pain associated with the UTI and helps speed overall healing. Coriander seeds actually help support healthy menstrual function by helping regulate proper endocrine gland function and the hormones that regulate menstrual cycles. In addition, coriander can help reduce the bloating and pain during your cycle.

CEDAR WOOD

Cedarwood essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from wood pieces of the cedar wood tree. The major components of cedarwood essential oil are alpha-cedrene, beta-cedrene, cedrol, widdrol, thujopsene and a group of sesquiterpenes — all of which contribute a great deal to its health benefits including focus, promoting of hair growth, helps to cure toothache and strengthen gums, It works to reduce skin irritations, relieves spasms, helps to cure fungal infections, repels bugs, relieves acne, reduces cough, stimulates metabolism, regulates menstruation, tightens muscles and cleans out toxins.

Cedarwood essential oil is a great tool for your medicine cabinet. It has not only external health benefits, but also the
power to improve your digestive and circulatory function as well.

Eczema is a common skin disorder that causes dry, red, itchy skin that can blister or crack. Cedarwood essential oil can cure the inflammation that leads to this irritating skin issue — it reduces skin pealing and treats the infection with its antifungal properties. Cedarwood essential oil can stimulate the hair follicles and increase circulation to the scalp. This contributes to hair growth and slows hair loss. Herbalists and aromatherapists have recommended essential oils for years to treat hair loss, thinning hair and various types of alopecia.

Cedarwood essential oil helps reduce dry or flaky scalp. It stimulates the scalp and increases circulation.

Cedarwood essential oil can safely be applied topically on wounds as an antiseptic. It defends the body against toxins and relieves your white blood cells and immune system of stress or malfunction — this protects your internal functions and fights off bacteria in the body.
It helps reduce the pain of arthritis, Inflammation of the joints and tissues, which are common symptoms of arthritis. can lead to pain or discomfort; this can be lessened with the use of cedarwood essential oil. By inhaling the oil, or using it externally on the skin.

Cedarwood essential oil increases the frequency of urination and therefore removes harmful toxins, excess water and fat from the body.

Cedarwood essential oil has the power to remove phlegm from the respiratory tract and lungs, which reduces congestion from a cough or cold.

Cedarwood essential oil drives away mosquitoes, flies and other insects. It is a great moth repellent too. You can put a few drops of oil on your skin to keep them away outdoors, or use a vaporizer to keep them out of the house or apartment. You can also spray diluted cedarwood essential oil on your bed and coaches to keep the pests away.
Add cedarwood essential oil to cotton balls and place them in your closet, on your hangers and inside of storage boxes.

Because cedarwood essential oil is a sedative, it has the power to relieve tension and stress that affects your health. It has a soothing and calming effect on the mind and minimises skin irritation or itchiness. The scent of cedarwood essential oil encourages the release of serotonin, which is converted into melatonin in the brain. Melatonin induces restorative sleep and leaves you feeling calm.

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