Essential oils that can help with depression
Essential oils that can help with depression
Depression is one of the most widespread diseases of our time.
In developed countries it is among the three biggest health problems.
Aromatherapy can help with mild to moderate forms of depression, as well as ease the mental fatigue and banish insomnia.
More effective is when used as a complementary therapy, along with other alternative methods.
Essential oils can be used safely in conjunction with conventional drugs or psychotherapy, and are very helpful.
Depression creates deep suffering, takes energy and leads to withdrawal from society and business, as sick time exacerbates mental state.
Some essential oils stimulate and wake the depressed nervous system, others have a calming (anxiolytic) effect, and the third boost appetite and libido.
Antidepressant oils with a stimulating effect
Many depressed people feel tired, listless and sleepy. They need treatment that elevates mood and energy, restores hope and combat lethargy.
Antidepressant oils with a stimulating effect as lemon, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, bergamot, neroli, geranium and roses.
The oil extract of jasmine flower (Jasmineum grandiflorum) has a heavy, intoxicating scent that stays for long time in the room.
Emotionally is warm and stimulating and is one of the most effective for raising of apathy and lethargy.
Rose (Rosa centifolia and Rosa Damascena) is probably the first flower from which it is distilled essential oil in the 10th century in Persia. As a rose called the queen of flowers, and its oil is regarded as the king of essential oils.
It is a gentle but potent natural antidepressant, nerve tonic and aphrodisiac.
The most effective is shown in the treatment of depression caused by stress, such as childbirth, disconnection or any other loss.
Citric oils that flow energy
Whoever is prone to depression should haveat have a collection of oils of lemon, orange, mandarin and grapefruit at home.
Oils of citric fruits are perfect for waking up depressed and numb the central nervous system.
Their refreshing scents injected energy and returning the will to live, so it is best to breathe immediately after waking up.
Oils of neroli and bergamot also obtained from citric fruits, more precisely of bitter orange (Citrus aurantium). Neroli is made from flowers and bergamot peel of bitter orange.
Neroli's smell is of bitter-sweet and a bit metallic, while bergamot is softer. Both oils awaken, enliven and raise self-esteem, and neroli helps with depression during pregnancy or after childbirth.
In addition to acting antidepressant, essential oil of orange and relieves anxiety. During a study, in the waiting room at the dentist's patients are divided into two rooms.
In one set of orange essential oil, and the other not.
It has been shown that patients exposed to the scent of orange oil had lower levels of anxiety and a more positive mood of members of other groups.
Antidepressant oils with soothing effect
Depression is often mixed with anxiety, fear, anxiety, insomnia and getting upset.
Do you suffer from this form of depression, rely on oils that have joined the anti-depressant and sedative properties: lavender, chamomile, clary sage, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.
Lavender is one of the most famous antidepressant oil, and it is believed to act by its inhaled molecules stimulate the secretion of serotonin in the brain.
Lavender oil infuses serenity, balance high emotions and mutes the internal dialogue.
Like other calming oils, lavender is best to breathe in the late afternoon and evening, because iit eliminates insomnia and introduces the dream.
Lavender is also used to stimulate appetite, which is in many depressed people very frustrating.
Sage to excellent mood
Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) originates from Italy, southern France and Syria, but grows wherever the soil is dry enough. This essential oil has a wonderful aroma reminiscent of walnut.
The effect of clary sage oil is described as a combination of euphoria, tranquility and relaxation. In addition to rising mood, strengthens resistance to stress, relieves physical tension and relaxes the muscles.
Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata) is a little tropical tree that grows in the Philippines, Java, Sumatra, Madagascar.
This oil, whose name means flower-flower, reduces depression and anxiety, calms nervousness and irritability and helps falling asleep.
It has aphrodisiac qualities and be died interest in sex. His smell sickly and heavy, but it is not long exhibit, because it could affect the nausea and headaches.
Antidepressant oils are applied with the help of aromatic lamps, spray, scented bath, massage.
They can be poured in a pillow and bedding or on a piece of cotton or a tissue, which then hold under the nose.
Stimulating oils: lemon, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, neroli, bergamot, rose, rosemary, geranium
Calming oils: lavender, chamomile, clary sage, mint
Oils for confidence: jasmine, ylang-ylang, neroli, cedar, sandalwood
Oils for sociability and libido: jasmine, ylang-ylang, neroli, rose and sandalwood
Oil appetite: lavender, bergamot, juniper