The AyurVedic tradition of aromatherapy arose from the use of medicinal plants for therapeutic application. The essences of medicinal and aromatic plants have sequences of function that correlate with human biology and cellular metabolism to maintain or restore the balance of the mind, body, and environment.
How to Select Essential Oils
Not All Essential Oils are Equal
The Science of Essential Oils
The chemical constituents and aromatics of plants, flowers, roots, stems, seeds, fruits, peels, leaves, and bark have been extracted, isolated, and even synthesized over the centuries for medicinal, psycho-emotional therapies, olfactory-mood enhancements, and pharmacological use for pain management, musculoskeletal and cardio-pulmonary circulatory issues, digestion, as well as in the food industry for flavorings and as natural preservatives. Essential oils are not a pseudoscience—they are powerful, volatile, and potent concentrates of chemical compounds.
Essential Oils in Recent Pharmacology & Pathogenesis Research
In the last six years, scientific research has been conducting testing on essential oils for potential anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal applications in the development of new pharmaceuticals for addressing the drug-resistant pathogens involved in respiratory infections.