Aromatherapy is a centuries-old practice where patients are made to aromatically inhale volatile plant materials known as “essential oils” to treat various health conditions. Often, this method is used to improve mood, change cognitive states, and supplement medicine.
Graceland Pharmacy & Medical Supply offers a variety of products designed to help any of our patients relax at our community pharmacy in Florida.
For our patients to better understand the benefits that aromatherapy can give, we encourage clients to consider the following:
- Aromatherapy for Stress Relief.
The aromatic compounds contained in essential oils can soothe your mind and eliminate anxiety. Some of the best essential oils are lemon oil, lavender, peppermint, vetiver, bergamot, and ylang-ylang.
- Aromatherapy as an Antidepressant.
For patients who are averse to the side-effects of many pharmaceutical antidepressants, aromatherapy is the perfect alternative as it renders no negative side-effects at all. The best to use are peppermint, chamomile, jasmine, and lavender.
- Aromatherapy for Healing.
Aromatherapy can work wonders on a healing body, possibly more than any over the counter medications can. This is due to the increased oxygen and blood-flow a person experiences while under aromatherapy. The best to use are calendula, lavender, rosehip, and buckthorn.