By Helen McGuinness
This moment variation of the middle textual content Aromatherapy - remedy fundamentals comprises new info and lines, which replicate the adjustments in attractiveness and treatment classes. a top quality color part is additionally now incorporated. The textual content covers the entire underpinning wisdom and past for college students learning this remedy. It offers a variety of projects, definitions and actions to make sure scholars achieve a radical realizing of the topic. subject matters contain: -The significance of analysis -Data on forty crucial oils -Aromachemistry -Aromatherapy case reviews -The body structure of Aromatherapy -Aromatherapy therapeutic massage recommendations
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These methods can result in a better quality oil as the larger molecules can be drawn out of the plant material. High temperature methods, favoured for modern mass production, can produce essential oils more efﬁciently, lowering the cost, but some of the bouquet can be lost with this method. Solvent extraction This process involves placing the plant material in a vessel and covering it with a volatile solvent such as petroleum ether, benzene or hexane, which is used to extract the odoriferous part of the material.
Clary Sage Clary Sage is a deep muscle relaxant, which is helpful in aiding mind and body to relax simultaneously. Key Word Relaxing Botanical name: Salvia sclarea Source: ﬂowering tops and leaves of the herb Method of production: steam distillation Aroma characteristics: heavy, leafy, nutty Odour intensity: medium Note: top to middle Blends well with: Bergamot, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender Sandalwood Energetic Proﬁle Neutral temperature 47 Aromatherapy: Therapy Basics Second Edition Therapeutic properties ❃ antidepressant ❃ nervine ❃ antispasmodic ❃ parturient ❃ carminative ❃ relaxant (muscle) ❃ digestive ❃ stomachic ❃ emmenagogue ❃ tonic ❃ euphoric ❃ uterine ❃ hypotensive Therapeutic uses ❃ Circulatory system high blood pressure ❃ Digestive system colic, dyspepsia, constipation, ﬂatulence, intestinal cramps ❃ Endocrine system pre-menstrual syndrome, menstrual problems (scanty or painful), menopause ❃ Musculo-skeletal system muscular aches and pains ❃ Nervous system migraine, insomnia, debility, stress-related problems ❃ Respiratory system asthma, bronchitis, throat infections ❃ Skin care acne and oily skins Psychological proﬁle: Clary Sage is useful for anxiety, depression (post-natal, pre-menstrual and menopausal), fear, guilt, moodiness, negativity, obsessional behaviour, panic, paranoia, rage, restlessness and worry.
Essential oils, however, are more holistic, as they work on several levels. ❃ A competent aromatherapist needs to know the therapeutic effect attributed to essential oils, to understand their effects on the body. Objectives By the end of this chapter you will be able to relate the following knowledge to your work as an aromatherapist: ❃ the origin, method of production and therapeutic properties of 40 common essential oils. As you begin to study the many therapeutic effects of essential oils, you will begin to realise that each oil may be used to treat a variety of conditions, and that most conditions will respond positively to a number of oils.
Aromatherapy: Therapy basics by Helen McGuinness