Five health benefits of aromatherapy

By Irengbam Jenny | Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 00:41

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Aromatherapy is a commonly known relaxation treatment that uses essential oils extracted from flowers, seeds, barks, herbs and roots. It helps in improving our health, mood and mind.

Here are some health benefits of aromatherapy:

Eases Insomnia

Aromatherapy helps in treating insomnia which causes acute health problems and huge disruption in our life. The relaxing effect of essential oils, and even massages, can help you relieve stress and get to sleep.

Reduces stress

Aromatherapy is populary known for reducing stress. Essential oils known as relaxants helps to soothe your mind and eliminate anxiety. The best essential oils for stress relief are lemon oil, lavender, bergamot, peppermint, vetiver and ylang ylang.

Depression

The citrus and vibrant aromas tend to reduce the effects of depression. A massage with essential oils will help you get out from depression.

Relief pain

One of the best benefits of aromatherapy is that it relieves pain. The clary sage, a great natural scent, is used for the reduction of pain. It is most commonly known for its success for relieving menstrual pains.

Improves blood pressure

Aromatherapy helps to lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension. It relaxes enough to get your blood pressure levels closer to a healthy range.



First Published: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 21:06

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