Essential oils are the subtle, aromatic and volatile liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark and roots of herbs, bushes, shrubs and trees, through distillation.
According to ancient Egytian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using essential oils thousands of years before Christ to heal the sick. They are the oldest form of medicine and cosmetic known to man and were considered more valuable than gold.
There are 188 references to oils in the Bible. Some of the precious oils which have been used since antiquity for anointing and healing the sick are frankincense, myrhh, galbanum, hyssop, cassia, cinnamon and spikenard.
Clinical research now shows that frankincense oil and many others contains very high immune stimulating properties. Science is only now beginning to investigate the incredible healing substances found in essential oils.
How Aroma Therapy Works
The tissues that assimilate the negative ion energy from air during breathing are located in the lining of the nasal cavities and sinuses, which is why inhalation must always be through the nose in breathing exercises, Though skin and lungs also absorb small amounts of chee, when it comes to detecting and extracting the bionic energy carried in air, 'the nose knows best'. For example, the nose is sensitive enough to catch the scent of a rose all the way across a garden and distinguish its bouquet from a carnation. That's because scent is chee and has bioactive properties when whiffed through the nose's sensitive olfactory terminals.
The bioactive energy of scent and the nose's ability to absorb it for therapeutic benefits are proven by the efficacy of aromatherapy, which has been used for millennia throughout the Orient to cure disease. Medieval Arab physicians noted the potent medicinal properties of scents when they observed that perfumeries and incense makers rarely suffered the ravages of cholera and other plagues which regularly swept through the Middle East.
Aromatherapy uses the essential oils of certain fragrant plants to cure specific ailments by exposing aromas in volatile form to the olfactory nerves in the nose, which are directly linked to the brain and the energy meridians. These essential oils are secreted in plants by special glands in the roots, stems, leaves and flowers. Botanists compare these secretions to the hormones secreted in animals.
MORE . . . BACK
ESSENTIAL OILS SITE