AYURVEDA – AROMATHERAPY

The Science of Aromatherapy - Elemental

AROMATHERAPY

In Ayurvedic medicine the use of aromatic essences to therapeutic purpose is practiced a great deal. The essences are used in the preparation of oils for massage and diffused in the environment for their quality to influence body and mind. Little is the use of the essential oils for by inside, contrarily of the western Aromatherapy.

TO CHOOSE THE ESSENTIAL OILS ACCORDING TO THEIR CHARACTERISTICS

FOR THE SKIN

1) Antiseptic for cuts, punctures of bugs
sage-eucalyptus-tea tree-lavender-thyme-carnation-lemon

2) Anti-inflammatory for eczemas, infected wounds, swellings
camomile-lavender-yarrow

3) Fungicides for foot of athlete, candid
lavender-tea tree-myrrh-patchouli-marjoram

4) Stimulating of the fabric of granulation and cicatrizant for burns, cuts, scars
lavender-camomile-pink-neroli (flowers of orange tree)-incense-geranium-sandal-wood of rose

5) Deodorant for excessive perspiration, cleaning wounds
bergamot-sage-lavender-thyme-juniper-cypress-lemon grass

6) Insectifuges and parasiticides
hybrid lavender-geranium-citronella grass-eucalyptus-carnation-camphor-cedar of the atlas

CIRCULATION-MUSCLES-ARTICULATIONS

1) To make to go down the tension for cases of hypertension, palpitations
marjoram-ylang-ylang-lavender-lemon

2) To increase the tension for cases of circulatory insufficiency
rosemary-hybrid lavender-eucalyptus-mint-thyme

3) Equalizer of the tension:
hyssopus officinalis

4) Balmy and rubefacenti for pains, rheumatisms, muscular rigidity, sciatica, lumbagos
camphor-rosemary-marjoram-juniper-eucalyptus g.-niaouli-black pepper

5) Depurative and antitoxic for arthritis, gout, congestions
juniper-lemon-fennel

5) Stimulating lymphatic for cellulitis, obesity, water retention
grapefruit-lemon-files-mandarin (bland)-white birch tree

6) Tonic venous astringents for launch us and capillary
cypress-juniper-rosemary-yarrow-lemon-files-orange tree

RESPIRATORY

1) Expectorant for catarrh, sinusitis, cough, bronchitis
Eucalyptus g.-pine-thyme-myrrh-sandal-fennel

2) Antispasmodic for colics, dry cough, pertussis
hyssopus officinalis-cypress-cedar of the atlas-bergamot-camomile-cajeput

3) Balmy for cold, hits of cold, congestions
benzoin-incense-Tolù balm-Peru balm -myrrh

4) Respiratory antiseptic for influence, sore throat, tonsillitis
thyme-sage-eucalyptus g.-basil-pine-niaouli-cajeput-tea tree

DIGESTIVE

1) Spasms, pains, dyspepsia (troubles of the digestion)
Camomile-fennel-orange-mint-lemon balm

2) Carminative (anti-gas), flatulences, aerophagy, nauseas
angelic-basil-camomile-mint

3) Increases the bilious secretion and it stimulates the gallbladder
caraway-lavender-mint

4) For the liver: 
rosemary-lemon-mint

5) To stimulate the appetite:
anise-angelic-orange-ginger

SOOTHING

Soothing of the nervous system for exhaustion, anxiety, stress, insomnia, nervousness
orange-ylang ylang-sandal-lemon balm-jasmine-lavender-camomile-vetiver-patchouli-valerian

TO PERFUME AND TO DISINFECT THE ENVIRONMENT

To dilate the bellows and to favor the phlegm:
eucalyptus-mugo pine-niaouli (1 only or in association)

Anti-mosquitos:
basil-mint-citronella-eucalyptus citriodora

Anti-moths:
cedar-carnation-geranium (strengthened with lavender)

Against the odor of tobacco:
lemon-files-citronella-geranium-strawflower

For the bacteriological purification of the air:
lavender-pine-thyme-rosemary-bergamot-eucalyptus-niaouli

To help the concentration:
basil-mint-rosemary-cypress

Few drops are enough on a terracotta, on your poutpourri

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MASSAGE

Vata Massage Oil Composition:

Base Oils: Sesame seed and Almond
Herbs: Ashwagandha root, Gotu Kola leaf, Chamomile flowers, Ginger root, Licorice Root, Shatavri root, and Dong Quai root
Essential Oils: Lavender, Clary Sage, Jatamansi, Vetiver

Pitta Massage Oil Composition:

Base Oils: Olive
Herbs: Gotu Kola leaf, Licorice Root, Fennel seed, Peppermint leaf
Essential Oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Jatamansi, Vetiver

Kapha Massage Oil Composition:

Base Oils: Almond
Herbs: Gotu Kola leaf, Ginger root
Essential Oils: Orange peel, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Myrrh

Note: The information here brought have only an illustrative goal: they are not referable neither to prescriptions neither to medical suggestions