Essential oils have been around for thousands of years and healers have made poultices, salves, and medicinal teas from the raw plants.
Plant medicine was the only medicine used for thousands of years until petrochemicals were developed and used to make pharmaceuticals.
An oil s "essential" in the sense that it contains the "essence of" the plant's fragrance—the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived. The term essential used here does not mean indispensable
It was only in 1937 it was given the name “aromatherapy” and this name is a bit misleading. The medicinal power of plants is now becoming popular and I understand why.
They can be used in many combinations and they are safe.
Do you understand what essential oils are?
An essential oil is the extraction of a plant’s “aromatic essence”. Plants have their own reason for making these essences.
Some plants use the oil to attract pollinators or to repel predators. It wards off insects and rodents and defends that plant from bacteria or viruses. In others, the oil discourages competitive species from growing too close. An essential oil can even serve as an antimicrobial system, keeping the plant protected and pest-free.
Essential oils can be used to manage pain, improve sleep quality, reducing stress, anti-inflammatory, improving mood, and soothing sore joints plus it has positive effects on the immune system and central nervous system.
Essential oils are created by glandular structures in the plant, either on the surface or internally. If you touch a lavender leaf, for example, you can smell the essential oil on your fingertips from the oil glands on the surface of the leaf. With a plant like eucalyptus, you have to break open the leaf to access the aromatic compounds.
When it comes to using essential oils for wellness, it’s often more practical—and accessible—to work with a concentrated essential oil than the raw plant itself.
Read a more indepth article on what Plant Medicine is about, how they are made, and how to use these oils.
Here are some of the most popular and useful oils. These recommended oils are Pure Therapeutic Grade.
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