Medicine past and the future - the basis of aromatherapy. Part I
 "Whoever you anoint offered incense, do not give up. They are light and have a pleasant aroma. " The Prophet Muhammad

Aromatherapy - the use of volatile substances to the physical and psychological rehabilitation, as well as for the treatment of diseases (medical cosmetics, aphrodisiacs). The main active ingredient of aromatherapy are essential oils. Although the term aromatherapy is not used before the 20th century, the history of aromatherapy dates back thousands of years. The first source of flavors and fragrances steel resins and other organic substances which can be found in nature in the finished form. Pure essential oils, began to receive only in the 5th century BC.

The inhabitants of ancient Egypt and Babylon successfully used different smells of essential oils in order to ward off disease and evil spirits. Wealthy Egyptian women after taking baths with pleasure aromatic massage treatments. Essential oils and oils are widely used in Greece and Rome. Hippocrates believed the daily bath and massage with aromatic oils, the best means to maintain health and good spirits. In the Arab world has always been a part of aromatherapy philosophy of life and art of healing ailments of body and soul. In the Far East, probably one of the first cultures to use aromatic oils, was China.

Competent selection of oils tailored to the individual characteristics of the organism allows for both relaxing and therapeutic effect.

Today, aromatherapy is able to solve such problems as:

• relieve fatigue, increase efficiency, the prevention of fatigue and psycho-emotional stress, prevent stress, improve sleep, prevent meteoreaktsy.

• Stimulation of the immune status of the body, increase resistance to infectious diseases, prevent and reduce the incidence of acute respiratory infections, improving the properties of human adaptation.

• Increase endurance athletes.

• Prevention of diseases of the cardiovascular system.

• Treatment of chronic nonspecific pulmonary diseases.

• Prevention of carcinogenic processes in the body.

Important!   Physiological effects of aromatherapy is achieved by using low concentrations of oils.

The chemical composition of oils

Chemicals included in the essential oil is divided into eight functional groups.

Aldehydes They have anti-inflammatory, soothing, sedative, and anti-viral properties.

Essential oil of lemongrass is used for acne, excessive perspiration. Good tones the skin and tissues, helps to open the pores, cleaning them, relieves inflammation of the sebaceous glands. It helps with muscular pains, colitis, gastroenteritis, easier for infectious diseases. It has an invigorating effect.

Melissa essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antipyretic, analgesic, antispasmodic and hemostatic effect. It improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, improves the cardiovascular system, has antihistamine properties, regulates metabolism and normalizes the digestive tract. Eliminates depression, melancholy, irritability.

Ketones - A class of chemical compounds which have wound healing properties and facilitate the release of mucus. Ketones have a unique ability - to stimulate the growth of new cells.

Essential camphor (white) has antiseptic, analgesic, expectorant, decongestant, stimulant, antispasmodic, bronchodilator, strengthens the nerves, anti-local, analeptic action. Oil is used in the form of friction with inflammation, rheumatism, arthritis. It is effective for bronchitis and colds. It also helps in heart failure, arrhythmias, hypertension, hypotension, neurosis heart.

Alcohols have bactericidal, stimulating, invigorating, anti-virus and a diuretic effect. Among common terpene alcohols - terpineol and linalool, possessing bactericidal properties and is not toxic.

Rose essential oil rejuvenates, regenerates, smoothes, improves skin elasticity, normalizes the sebaceous and sweat glands, removes infiltrates, resolves scars and gives a smooth and beautiful skin color. It eliminates the inflammation, irritation and flaking. It relieves spasms of cerebral vessels, nausea, weakness, migraine, headache, dizziness.

Essential oil of sandalwood is used for acne and impure skin, skin diseases and itching. The oil helps with bronchitis, menstrual disorders, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. The scent of sandalwood beneficial effect on the nervous system, relieves anxiety and stress, anxiety, depression, creates a joyful mood.

Phenols   - Compounds which also have potent antibacterial properties. Phenols have immunostimulatory, invigorating and warming effect.

Important!   Phenol can irritate the skin and cause mild liver toxicity, if for a long time to take them in large doses.

The essential oil of cinnamon boosts metabolism and blood circulation, prevents the formation of cellulite, is used to harmonize the processes of digestion. It reduces the symptoms of colds and flu. Used warming massage formulations. It serves as a means of fainting, dizziness and nausea.

Terpenes   - A strong stimulant with anti-viral properties that can irritate the skin. They very quickly get into the nasal passages and quickly evaporate.

Essential lemon oil has antibacterial and antiseptic, properties, is used for rheumatism, gout, heart rhythm disturbances, anemia, atherosclerosis, hypertension.
Sesquiterpenes have anti-inflammatory, sedative and anti-viral properties, potentially providing an anticancer effect, and also exhibit bacteriostatic and immunostimulating effect.

Essential oil of chamomile acts as an analgesic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, bactericidal, choleretic, anti-fungal, healing, stimulates the production of white blood cells, calms the nerves, adjusts the stomach.

Esters   - A reaction products of alcohols with acids. They have antifungal, sedative, calming, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and fungicidal properties.

Lavender essential oil has antispasmodic, analgesic, soothing, antiseptic, diaphoretic, antirheumatic properties. It is used for insomnia, nervousness, general weakness with a tendency to a decrease in blood pressure, fatigue, bad mood, melancholy, neurasthenia, child retardation, skin diseases of nervous origin.

Lactones   - A group of esters having additional carbon ring. They are among the most potent anti-inflammatory compounds.

The essential oil of arnica has anti-inflammatory action. It relieves pain, reduces swelling, reduces redness and blueness of the skin at the bruises, bruises, bruises and sprains.

Ethers It has a powerful harmonizing effect on the nervous system. They have antiseptic, stimulant, expectorant, antispasmodic and diuretic properties.

The essential oil of parsley has a stimulating, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, choleretic, healing action. It is used for mental stress, nervous tension, edema, menstrual disorders, rheumatic and muscular pain, arthritis, gout, sprains, vascular disturbances, intoxication, anorexia, infections.

Aroma aromamedalony

 Medicine past and the future - the basis of aromatherapy. Part I
 Surprisingly high penetrating power of essential oils provides a rapid impact by simple inhalation. To conduct sessions using aromatic aromatherapy lamps. They are provided with a heat source, providing evaporation of the essential oils. The lamp has a water tank, which added a few drops of essential oil. When heated, the essential oil evaporates and is distributed in the room.

Non-electric oil burner (ceramic, glass, stone, metal) - consists of a water tank and an essential oil, frame and supports for candles. For the heat source is used a candle in the "sleeve."

The electric oil burner as a heat source using electricity. They are water, waterless, ultrasonic and USB.

Aromamedalon It is a ceramic pendant of high quality white clay or semi-precious stones. It is hollow inside, and its outer surface is sometimes covered with colored glaze. Sprinkle in aromamedalon 1-3 drops of essential oil. Gradually warming to body temperature, the oil evaporates. Its active ingredients get into the upper respiratory tract, and then the blood and lymph, and spread throughout the body, providing obscheozdoravlivayuschee action.
Author: Inna Sedykh