By Helen McGuinness
This moment variation of the center textual content Aromatherapy - remedy fundamentals contains new info and contours, which replicate the alterations in good looks and treatment classes. a top quality color part is additionally now integrated. The textual content covers the entire underpinning wisdom and past for college students learning this treatment. It offers a variety of projects, definitions and actions to make sure scholars achieve a radical figuring out of the topic. issues comprise: -The value of analysis -Data on forty crucial oils -Aromachemistry -Aromatherapy case reports -The body structure of Aromatherapy -Aromatherapy therapeutic massage innovations
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Chamomile (German/Blue) Blue Chamomile is a very effective oil in skin care, particularly on allergies and inﬂammatory skin conditions. Key Word Soothing Botanical name: Matricaria chamomilia Source: ﬂower heads of herb Method of production: distillation Aroma characteristics: strong, sweetish, warm and herbaceous Odour intensity: very high Note: middle Blends well with: Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Patchouli, Rose, Ylang Ylang Energetic Proﬁle Towards the Yin (cool) 45 Aromatherapy: Therapy Basics Second Edition Therapeutic properties ❃ analgesic ❃ febrifuge ❃ anti-inﬂammatory ❃ hepatic ❃ antispasmodic ❃ sedative (nerve) ❃ bactericidal ❃ stimulates leucocytosis (production of white blood cells) ❃ carminative ❃ stomachic ❃ digestive ❃ vulnerary ❃ emmenagogue Therapeutic uses: See Roman Chamomile Psychological proﬁle: See Roman Chamomile Summary Safety data ❃ See Roman Chamomile ❃ Use in small proportions to avoid adverse skin reactions.
This was then collected in a sponge and squeezed into a container once the sponge was saturated. ❃ Expression is now carried out by machinery in a process known as scariﬁcation, and is usually produced in a factory that produces fruit juice in order to maximise the proﬁt from the whole fruit. 27 Aromatherapy: Therapy Basics Second Edition Key Note As no heat is used in the process of expression, the aroma and the delicate chemical structure of the essence extracted is almost identical to that contained within the rind of the fruit.
The essence from the ﬂower is then absorbed into the fat. ❃ The faded petals are removed after 24 hours, after which fresh petals are laid over the fat. ❃ The process is repeated until the fat is saturated with enough essence from the ﬂower – at this stage it is known as a pommade. ❃ The pommade is then diluted in alcohol to obtain the extracts, and the alcohol evaporates, leaving only the oil. The remaining fat is used commercially to make soap. Fewer than 10 per cent of essential oils are produced by this method and enﬂeurage has been largely replaced by solvent extraction.
Aromatherapy: Therapy basics by Helen McGuinness