Common symptoms and complaints that can indicate you may need some adaptogenic essential oil therapy, include:
Extreme mood swings, depressive anxiety, manic emotional states, hormonal imbalance.
Associated complaints that may benefit from these adaptogenic super oils include:
Substance abuse, addiction, hopelessness, panic attacks, feeling overwhelmed, lethargy, pessimism, emotional numbness, tearfulness, emotional eating, hot flashes, PMS, menstrual cramps, among others.
Adaptogens (aka regulators) are non-toxic plants and aromatic oils that show a marketed capacity to help the body to adapt to stressors of all kinds, whether they be physical, psycho-emotional, chemical or biological.
Herbs, roots and plant aromatics have been used for centuries by many healing traditions to cure and restore health. Today, with our extremely fast paced modern day lifestyle, adaptogenic herbs, plant extracts and essential oils are enjoying a renaissance for use.
Adaptogens are plant medicinals that work to counteract the effects of stress in the body. Research has shown that stress causes very real physiological changes in the body, including damaging effects to the neurological, endocrine, and immune systems.
Adaptogens have inherent properties that help to counteract the harmful effects of stress. Adaptogenic herbs, roots and oils help strengthen the body's response to stress. Adaptogens enhance your body's ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue.
The effects of adaptogenic herbs and plant aromatics work slowly and gently to bring harmony and balance without overstimulating, or causing abrupt or disruptive changes which would further stress the body..
Adaptogenic plants are called adaptogens because of their unique ability to “adapt” their function according to your body's specific needs. They can stimulate and at other times sedate, as needed.
6 Adaptogenic Super Oils to combat and ameliorate the negative effects of stress.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) - Calming and balancing effect. Helps enhance mood. Research published in PubMed on the clinical application of essential oils, showed regulating effects for Bergamot, Ylang Ylang and Lavender essential oils. As well, research at the University of Milan showed benefits for depression, anxiety and hysteria.
Lavender (Lavandula anguustifolia) - Universal first aid healing oil. Excellent for balancing hyper emotional states
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens or P. roseum) - Calming, uplifting, and balancing effect. Research showed effect of Inhalation of Aroma of Geranium Essence on Anxiety and Physiological Parameters during First Stage of Labor. Effects of inhalation of geranium oil showed it reduced stress and anxiety during labor.
Rose (Rosa damascena) - A wonderful woman’s oil, Rose oil helps promotes a balancing effect on the female psyche. Study showed adaptogenic/relaxing effect of rose oil on humans relieving depression and stress.
Ylang Ylang - (Cananga odorata) - #1 oil for balancing nervous tension. Research showed regulating effects of Ylang Ylang essential oil to reverse anxiety and stress.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officianallis ct verbenone) - ancient first aid oil, powerful rejuvenating oil. Rosemary supplementation attenuates cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). Rosemary intake was associated with changes in energy metabolism and decreased oxidative stress after MI.
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