EVENING PRIMROSE ESSENTIAL OIL

See the source image

Many people refer to evening primrose oil as one of the most miraculous discoveries in preventive care since Vitamin C. It has a compound known as phenylalanine that can help with pain relief, and is increasingly used with remedying headaches. It’s increasingly being researched throughout the planet as a remedy for aging problems, alcoholism, acne, heart disease, hyperactivity in kids, signs of menopause, multiple sclerosis, weight control, obesity, PMS, and schizophrenia. It has preventive and therapeutic characteristics that are so numerous that it has become a regular suggestion of quite a large number of herbalists for keeping one youthful and avoiding illness.

Evening primrose oil is full of the fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA (one of the body’s essential fatty acids). GLA and other fatty acids are very important for the general function of your body. Alcoholics and individuals with diabetes tend to be deficient in GLA, and that may lead towards the development of arthritis symptoms and cardiovascular disease in addition to a number of other problems.

Studies have shown that using evening primrose oil on a daily basis can help lower a person’s cholesterol, blood pressure, and safeguard one against coronary artery disease and thus decrease the chance of heart disease and heart attacks.

Evening primrose oil is usually used to alleviate the distress that is commonly associated with menstrual signs. While certain studies have supported this particular claim, other studies have ended up with inconclusive results. Nevertheless, there’s no denying that many women all over the world are finding relief by using evening primrose oil.

Evening primrose oil is recognized as an efficient remedy for eczema and a number of other skin problems due partly to its GLA content and other essential fatty acids which are necessary to correct skin health.

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

Frankincense Essential oil

FRANKINCENSE:- THE QUALITY INCENSE

FRANKINCENSE OIL is from the genus boswellia and sourced from the resin of the boswellia carterii that’s commonly grown in Somalia. This tree is different from many others in that it can grow with little soil in dry conditions. The word FRANKINCENSE comes from the term “franc encens”which means quality incense in old French.

Frankincense oil is used by either inhaling the oil or absorbing it through the skin, usually mixed with a carrier oil(jojoba, olive). It is believed that the oil transmits messages to the limbic system of the brain which is known to influence nervous system

It has broad range of uses from enhancing the spiritual and meditative practice to use in beauty routines.It has an earthy, uplifting aroma that’s perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness.

BENEFITS OF FRANKINCENSE OIL
Helps reduce stress reaction and negative emotions.
Helps boost immune system function and prevent illness.
May help fight cancer or deal with chemotherapy side effects.
Astringent and can kill harmful germs and bacteria.
Heals skin and prevents signs of aging.
Balance hormonal level.
Acts as a sleep aid.

It can be uses as stress-relieving bath soak, natural household cleaner and as an anti aging oil.

FRANKINCENSE INTERACTIONS/SIDE EFFECTS
Sometimes this oil can cause certain reactions which includes minor skin rashes, digestive problems like nausea or stomach ache.

Frankincense has blood thinning effects,so anyone who has problems related to blood clotting should not use this oil.

“Beautiful skin requires commitment,not a miracle”

Dr.Shireesha Maddali AROMATHERAPIST

Everything You Need To Know About ESSENTIAL OILS

In the world of cosmetics, essential oil is not a unknown stuff. Lets discuss about the chemistry, essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. These oils are generally extracted by distillation,solvent extraction,absolute oil extraction,resin tapping and cold pressing. Using essential oils for healing purposes is often called AROMATHERAPY,which is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental and emotional health.

They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning and most often used as natural medicine. They are highly concentrated oils that have a strong aroma. To get a picture of how powerful essential oils are consider this example. It requires 1,400,000 handpicked roses to produce a litre of ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL. In Chinese terms,essential oils in general are medicines for the Shen, the spiritual essence that resides in the heart and governs consciousness. In Ayurveda ,they enhance the flow of prana (life form),nourish ojas (nutritional/immunological essence) and brightens tejas (mental luminosity).

 

THE USES OF ESSENTIAL OILS

1.AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSERS:-Easily available in SearchOnlineandSave and Humongous mall sites. It is the safest way to fill your home or office with essential oil’s fragrance.

2.INHALATIONS:-For direct inhalation, simply open a bottle, place it below your nose and inhale deeply. For palm inhalations, add a drop or two in your hand cream and massage your palm

3.MASSAGE:-Pure essential oils are many times more concentrated than the whole plant, which is why aroma therapist recommend diluting before applying them to skin

For adults-a 2.5% dilution(15 drops per oz. carrier oil) is recommended. For children under 12 -1%(6 drops per oz. carrier oil) is generally safe

List of carrier oils you can use for dilution

JOJOBA,MARULA,COCONUT,OLIVE,ARGAN AND TAMANU.

4.FACIAL STEM:-Add 1-5 drops of essential oil to a pot of hot water. Cover head with a towel and allow steam to circulate inside the towel. This practice is excellent for opening sinuses, easing tension and invigorating the skin.

5.BATH/SPA:-An aromatic bath is a luxurious way to relax, pamper the skin or feel better when unwell or tired. Add your favorite oil in your bath tub after diluting the oil in carrier oil and feel the heaven and health. A general safe dose is 5-10 drops mixed with 1 cup of salt or emulsifier.

6.COMPRESSES:-Compresses are great way to apply essential oils to bruises, aches and pains or skin problem. Mix 10 drops of essential oil in 4 oz hot water. Soak a clean cloth and wrap the area to be treated. Leave the compress on for 10-20 mins.

LIST OF POPULAR ESSENTIAL OILS +HEALTH BENEFITS

1.TEA TREE OIL-Natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, reduces bad odors and can help stimulate the immune system

2.PEPPERMINT-Support digestion, improves focus, boosts energy, fever reducer, headaches and muscle pain relief.

3.ROSE:-Incredible for reducing skin inflammation and great for creating glowing skin. Add a few drops in your face cream and enjoy the essence of beauty.

4.ROSEMARY:-Can naturally thickens hair so it is great to add to homemade shampoos. Also it improves brain function and memory so it’s great to used when working ,reading or studying.

5.LAVENDER:-Helps with relaxation, improves mood and heal burns and cut.

Essential oil can be very useful and beneficial. But one must consult a aroma therapist/doctor before using essential oils for long time. Being a part of alternative medicine, essential oils are widely accepted for their uses in various areas of our life.

Dr.Shireesha Maddali AROMATHERAPIST