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What Can Essential Oils Do for You?

Posted by on Jun. 14, 2007 at 1:47 AM
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Essential oils act in ways science is only now beginning to understand. Because of their unique structure, they are able to penetrate cell membranes. And because they contain powerful oxygenating molecules, they help transport nutrients into the cells, while moving toxins out. Many are immune enhancing, antiseptic, high in antioxidants, and support the body's natural defenses.

They promote overall health, vitality, and longevity. And they support the immune, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, digestive, nervous, and other body systems.

"I expect that essential oils may someday prove a vital weapon in the fight against strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Lavender, thyme and tea-tree oils have been used for centuries as antiseptics; their chemical compounds appear to kill microbes on contact."

- Andrew Weil, M.D Aromatherapy offers intriguing possibilities" from Dr. Andrew Weil's Self Healing, Oct, l996, Watertown, MA

Drs. Keville and Green have even more to say about them:

"Essential oils include muscle relaxants, digestive tonics, circulatory stimulants and hormone precursors. Many repair injured cells; others carry away metabolic waste. In addition, a number of essential oils enhance immunity, working with the body to heal itself. They're capable of stimulating the production of phagocytes (white blood cells that attack invaders). And some are antitoxic. Many essential oils have been proven effective against fungi and yeast, parasites and viruses. Others fight infection with amazing effectiveness, killing bacteria by disrupting their life cycle. And unlike conventional antibiotic drugs, essential oils are "probiotic;" they kill pathogenic bacteria, but tend to leave beneficial bacteria intact. Finally, bacteria typically do not acquire resistance to essential oils, as they so often do to antibiotic drugs."

- Keville, K. and Green Aromathrapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, Crossing Press, (l995), Freedom, CA

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