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This moment variation of the center textual content Aromatherapy - remedy fundamentals contains new info and contours, which replicate the alterations in attractiveness and remedy classes. a top quality color part is usually now integrated. The textual content covers all of the underpinning wisdom and past for college kids learning this treatment. It offers quite a lot of projects, definitions and actions to make sure scholars achieve an intensive knowing of the topic. issues contain: -The value of study -Data on forty crucial oils -Aromachemistry -Aromatherapy case experiences -The body structure of Aromatherapy -Aromatherapy therapeutic massage strategies

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Fennel Fennel is well known for its tonic action on digestion and for its detoxifying character. Key Word Detoxifying Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare Source: crushed seeds of the herb Method of production: steam distillation Aroma characteristics: aniseed; both floral and herby; slightly spicy Odour intensity: high Note: middle Blends well with: Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood Energetic Profile Towards the Yang (warm) Therapeutic properties ❃ antiseptic ❃ emmenagogue ❃ antispasmodic ❃ expectorant ❃ carminative ❃ laxative ❃ depurative ❃ stimulant ❃ detoxicant ❃ stomachic ❃ diuretic ❃ tonic Therapeutic uses ❃ Circulatory system poor circulation, cellulite ❃ Digestive system colic, constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence and nausea ❃ Endocrine system pre-menstrual tension, menopausal problems, menstrual problems ❃ Immune system coughs, flu ❃ Musculo-skeletal system aches and pains, joint pain 51 Aromatherapy: Therapy Basics Second Edition ❃ Nervous system nervous debility, headache ❃ Respiratory system asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough ❃ Skin care dull, oily and mature skins, tightens and tones the skin ❃ Urinary system urinary tract infections Psychological profile: Fennel is useful for boredom, emotional instability, emotional blockages, fear of failure, hostility, inability to adjust, lack of confidence, mental weakness, when feeling overburdened.

This means that, when grown as crops, they may not need fungicides or insecticides. Generally speaking, temperate climate essential oil plants are considered to be wild plants and this means that they have not been bred and selected for cultivation. As a result, they are not responsive to nitrogenous fertiliser and require very few crop inputs. Also, farmers do not use pesticides if there are no pests! Organic farmers should not use any pesticides on essential oil crops. If a pesticide is needed it must be permitted (by the Organic Certification authority) and the name of the product and date of application recorded.

Summary Safety data Avoid use of Clary Sage during pregnancy, and avoid combining use with alcohol consumption as it may cause drowsiness. See Photo 7 on page 92. Cypress The key property of Cypress is that it is a powerful astringent, excellent for circulation and an effective ‘hormonal’ oil. Reputedly good for coughs and respiratory complaints (in France cough pastilles were once made from crushed Cypress cones). 48 Key Word Cleansing The Essential Oils Botanical name: Cupressus sempervirens Source: needles, twigs and cones of the tree Method of production: steam distillation Aroma characteristics: pleasant smoky, forest aroma; clear and refreshing Odour intensity: medium Note: middle to base Blends well with: Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood Energetic Profile Towards the Yin (cool) Therapeutic properties ❃ antirheumatic ❃ febrifuge ❃ antiseptic ❃ haemostatic ❃ antispasmodic ❃ hepatic ❃ astringent ❃ sedative ❃ deodorant ❃ tonic ❃ diuretic ❃ vasoconstrictor Therapeutic uses ❃ Circulatory system poor circulation, varicose veins ❃ Endocrine system menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms ❃ Immune system coughs, flu ❃ Musculo-skeletal system muscular aches and pains, joint pain ❃ Nervous system nervous tension, irritability ❃ Respiratory system asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough ❃ Skin care acne, oily skin (and hair), excessive perspiration ❃ Urinary system cystitis Psychological profile: Cypress is useful for bereavement, confusion, despondency, emotional instability, frustration, impatience, irritability, lack of trust, mood swings, nervous tension, feelings of regret, self-loathing, sorrow and withdrawal.

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