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Essential oils and aromatherapy science

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of the odorous characteristics of essential oils, sourced naturally from plants. They can be extracted from the various parts of the plant - bark, wood, flowers or leaves – all rare and powerful natural ingredients.

Why do plants have essential oils?

Essential oils help the plant to protect themselves against various external stresses like solar burns, insect bites as well as bacteria. They constitute the plants immune system and help them heal. Essential oils are typically synthesised by the plants as a response to a stress factor generated by parasitic or infections elements.

Multiples properties

Most of the Essential oils have anti-infectious, anti-septic and/or anti-viral properties. Oregano, thyme, cinnamon and clove for instance are widely recognised in certain situations as solid alternatives to antibiotics while preserving the good bacteria in our body. They also boost our immunity, can be used as painkillers and tissue healing. The same essential oil can turn out to be the right solution for different ailments if used at the right dose.

A bit of history

The use of aromatherapy can be traced back to 4,000 years old Sumerian prescriptions. Ancient civilisations in Egypt, Greece and Persia already mastered some of the unique healing properties of essential oils. Modern aromatherapy took a decisive scientific step with the works of scientists like Dr Gattefosse and Dr Valnet. Essential oils were analysed with the progress of modern science and their effectiveness demonstrated by aromatograms like the antibiogram.

The future of medicine

Wellness science 1001 RemediesOur wellbeing science © is inspired by modern research in medicine for natural cures and risk-free alternatives to strong synthetic medication. The multiple properties of essential oils constitute a real hope in medical research for solutions to certain ailments for which we currently have no cure. We also see a renewed interest in essential oils by modern medicine, as they do not create resistance in the body unlike certain synthetics.
  • Essential oils differ from other alternative as they decrease the probability of relapse, rendering the environment improper to further development of the original problem.
  • Essential oils stimulate the immune system response thanks to targeted actions without impairing the healthy cells and good bacteria of the organism.
  • Last but not least, essential oils do not create resistance to certain molecules.