05 Mar Plant Aromatherapy
- Women who smelled the fragrance of lemon essential oil daily lost weight more quickly in clinical trials than those who simply exercised.
- Essential oils diffused in the workplace made employees calmer and increased job efficiency.
- Lavender essential oil (and several others) is able to act as a potent aphrodisiac, especially for men.
Anti-anxiety smells are in marjoram, lavender, roses, pine, myrtle and orange flowers. “These plants have terpene and ketone components that decrease the body’s level of the anxiety chemical serotonin.” Jacobson continues, “Some antidepressants are sandalwood, patchouli, jasmine, cloves, verbena and lavender. They also affect the hormones of the body. Hysterical patients can benefit from violet, lily-of-the-valley, and mignonette.”
And, Hop pillows are famous for their abilities to produce sleep.
Come on people-start smelling your plants!