Essential oils to beat stress : The Tribune India

THESE are good times to explore the traditional remedy of aromatherapy. The incredibly potent essential oils have been around for centuries. “Essential oils are extracted from plants and influence the limbic framework,” says Ankit Agrawal from Mysore Deep Perfumery House. Here’s looking at some essential oils and their benefits:

Sandal: Helps in physical and mental disorders, including anxiety, bronchitis.

Jasmine: It increases beta waves, which are linked to alertness. Effective in stabilising blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, stress response, enhanced alertness and breathing.

Bergamote: The light citrus perfume with floral notes is used to ease stress and helps support the immune system.

Lemon Grass: It has a light, fresh, citrus aroma with earthy undertones. Refreshing, rejuvenating, stimulating, and balancing, it improves mental clarity.

Lavender: A common sleep aid, it is great for its antiseptic, analgesic, calmative and deodorant properties. Known to have a cooling effect for migraines, it soothes anxiety and headaches.

Rose: It has anxiety-reducing and aphrodisiac properties. It increases the feel-good hormones like serotonin and reduces blood pressure. — IANS

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