Aromatherapy can help relieve many different symptoms, such as anxiety and high blood pressure. However, some people may not be able to benefit from this therapy. For example, elderly adults with dementia or behavior issues may not be able to benefit from aromatherapy. People with loss of smell may also not be able to benefit from aromatherapy. Although the oils used for aromatherapy can be applied directly to the skin, many experts caution against doing so.
Aromatherapy is a safe and effective way to reduce anxiety and pain. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association in Canada, nearly 40 million people suffer from anxiety or depression. Essential oils used in aromatherapy can help relieve these symptoms and improve sleep quality. Studies show that people who use essential oils have a better night’s sleep than those who do not.
Essential oils are concentrated extracts of plant parts and are used for a variety of purposes. For example, a single drop of rose essential oil comes from 2,000 petals. Essential oils have medicinal qualities and are effective in alleviating anxiety symptoms, boosting mood, relieving headache pain, and promoting sleep. Some essential oils even have antimicrobial properties. For example, tea tree oil can act as an antiseptic.
Helpful for people who are exhausted or stressed:
Aromatherapy can also be helpful for exhausted or stressed people, as it has a refreshing smell. It has been shown to reduce cortisol levels, which causes us to feel anxious and stressed. However, aromatherapy is not a complete treatment for chronic anxiety. Your physician should help you determine if aromatherapy is right for you and your specific symptoms.
Reduces blood pressure:
Using essential oils for therapeutic purposes is one of the many ways to reduce high blood pressure. It’s also an effective method for stress relief. Changing your lifestyle and dietary habits can also reduce your blood pressure. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables and exercise can also help lower your pressure.
Promote relaxation and lower blood pressure:
Aromatherapy uses essential oils to promote relaxation and lower blood pressure. Several essential oils can widen arteries and reduce inflammation. They also activate the parasympathetic nervous system. Lavender, ylang-ylang, and geranium are essential oils that help lower blood pressure.