Top six amazing benefits of essential oils

With the rise in the level of health problems, these days more and more people are opting for an age old alternative medicine, aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment for healing several problems with the use of natural plant extracts. Some of the well-known essential oils used are Tea Tree oil, Grapefruit oil, Lavender oil, Chamomile oil, Oregano oil, Garlic oil, Jasmine and Eucalyptus oil.

In this article, we give you a rundown of a few benefits of these essential oils.

Jasmine oil- Jasmine oil is a type of oil derived from the jasmine flower. It is loaded with several health benefits like reducing anxiety, helps you stay alert, excellent for those with chronic fatigue syndrome, reduces menopausal symptoms and enhances sleep patterns.   

Lavender oil- Lavender oil is a popular oil that is made from the distillation of the flower spikes of certain lavender species. Some of the health benefits are this oil is rich in antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it ideal for treating minor burns. Several studies show that lavender oil is good for reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. It provides instant relief from headache, encourages relaxation, and induces sleep.

Grapefruit oil- Grapefruit is also a common essential oil used in aromatherapy. This oil is derived from the peel of the grapefruit or citrus paradise. Just the smell of this oil is known to boost your mood and offer a variety of benefits. The benefits of grapefruit oil are promotes weight loss, treats depression and anxiety, improves digestion, lowers blood pressure, treats acne, increases energy levels, and provides all the nutrients for oily hair.

Oregano oil- Oregano oil is from the shoots and leaves of the oregano plant. Organo is a flowering plant that belongs to the same family as mint.  Coming to the health benefits of oregano oil, it helps in lowering the cholesterol level, protects the body from free radicals, cures yeast infections, and acts as a pain reliever.

Tea Tree oil- Tea Tree oil comes from the leaves of alternifolia and Melaleuca (this tree is native to New South Wales and Queensland, Australia). The benefits of this tea tree oil include Aids in digestion; it is good for digestive disorders and reduces inflammation.

Eucalyptus oil- This special oil is made from the leaves of eucalyptus tree. Health benefits of eucalyptus oil are it enhances your mood, it acts as an excellent decongestant, and provides instant relief from flu and cold.

Garlic oil- As the name suggests, it is derived from the cloves of garlic. Garlic oil is very beneficial for health. Some of these benefits are it combats flu and cold, reduces blood pressure, lowers the risk of heart disease, improves cholesterol levels and fights against bacterial infections.

-Akhila Kakarala
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