According to many aromatherapy books, the antidepressant and calming effects of certain essential oils can help to treat or even prevent high blood pressure, known medically as hypertension. The theory has always been that using essential oils to reduce stress and invoke a state of relaxation, also lowers blood pressure in the process.
Many people find that flowers bring a soothing and calming effect that can’t yet be explained fully scientifically. Over recent years though, medical studies have begun to agree with what has been written by many cultures throughout recorded history – flowers have the ability to affect our emotions. And if you are a devotee of […]
Whilst investigating the comparative efficacy of inhaled clary sage essential oil and lavender essential oil for reducing stress on females with urinary incontinence, researchers made a surprising discovery. Whilst far from conclusive, the results of this study are certainly interesting and may encourage further research along similar lines.
Nurses working in an accident and emergency department reported that their anxiety levels fell dramatically when they were given aromatherapy massages while listening to music, according to research in the September 2007 issue of the UK-based Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Nothing beats soaking in a nice warm bath at the end of a hectic, stressful day. And nothing beats the legendary power of lavender essential oil when you want to soothe, unwind and restore your mind and body. It is these properties, plus the appeal of its refreshing aroma that makes it the most popular […]
Your boss wants that report on his desk, like, now. Your kid’s school just called and your child has a fever. That funny noise the car has been making for the past six weeks? You probably should have had it checked out because now the thing won’t start. Taxes are due, rent is going up […]
Sometimes there is nothing that can ease your stress and calm you down quite as easily as a neck massage. The spine and the neck seems to be the area of the body where most of the stress and tension that you build up during the day decides to rest, so those are the areas […]
A study at United Hospital, St Paul, Minnesota, USA, has shown that the systematic use of lavandin essential oil (Lavandula x intermedia) can reduce preoperative anxiety in surgical patients.
A collaborative team of West Australian and Sri Lankan scientists have been awarded a Sri Lanka National Research Council Grant to help continue their international study to protect and repopulate the highly threatened sandalwood tree Santalum album. Dhanushka says determining the quality of sandalwood is simple as standards have established for many years, but one […]
The power of scent as a healing tradition dates back to the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Chinese. Today, more than ever, the use of aromatic plant oils has become a popular and effective way to restore balance to our hectic and often stressful lives.