Essential oils: A natural first-aid kit- Slideshow!

Aug 09, 2016, 23:43 PM IST
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Essential oils have been around us for centuries and are known for its therapeutic benefits. These aromatic oils are highly concentrated natural oils extracted from different parts of a plant like flowers, woods, barks, leaves etc. Essential oils offer some miracle cures and possess healing value that can be used to treat a number of different health concerns. Check out these eight essential oils and learn about their powerful health benefits;

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Freshens breath and increases concentration. Soothes nausea and upset tummy. Cools overworked muscles. Helps stop itching.  

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An exotic oil that calms and focus the senses. Cures infection and iching. Prevents skin aging. An effective antiseptic agent.

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Increases hair growth and improves scalp health. Improves speed and accuracy during mental task.

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Possess antibacterial properties that fights germs. Relaxing effect clams nervous system and improves quality of sleep. Soft scent reduces the level of stress hormones in blood.

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Calms and balances body and mind. Maintains skin moisture. Promotes hair growth.

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Its distinctive smell cures stuffy nose and head pressure. Protects from allergies. Relives sore muscles.

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Good for sensitive skin. Reduces appearance of acne scars. Works well on pain and inflammation.

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Stimulates immune system. Keeps you cool and reduces anxiety. Gives a healthy boost in alertness. A natural detoxifying agent. -By Shruti Mishra