Benefits and Uses Of Ruh Gulab Attar, Costus Root Oil, and Lemongrass Oil

Pure essential oil are organic compounds extracted from plants with tremendous healing properties. Using essential oils for healing purposes is often called aromatherapy, which is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental and emotional health.

For over 5,000 years, many different cultures have used these healing plant oils for a variety of health conditions. They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning and most often used as natural medicine.

Benefits Oil Costus Root Oil

  • Fight cold and flu symptoms
  • Relax your body and soothe sore muscles
  • Heal Asthama
  • Alleviate pain
  • Improves Liver Functions
  • Improve digestion
  • Reduce cellulite and wrinkles

Benefits Ruh Gulab Attar

  • Rose is erotically sensual & luxurious. It may provide emotional comfort in times of turbulance, enlivens the heart, boosts confidence and brings out one`s deepest feelings, increasing affection and sexual desire.
  • The scent calms strife and gives a feeling of peace and happiness, which ensures warm, happy associations. It soothes and calms hyperactive personalities who are ill at ease, unsettled, unsure or unhappy with themselves or who feel a sense of guilt, jealousy, grief and resentment.

Essential oil Uses

History of Aromatherapy

Since the use of essential oils is present in many countries, it is difficult to pinpoint where the practice originated. Oils have been used by the Jews, Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans both as cosmetics, perfumes and for their medicinal purposes. Some cultures even used oils in spiritual rituals.

In 1928, French chemist, René-Maurice Gattefossé used lavender oil to heal a burn on his hand. He then decided to further analyze the properties of lavender oil and how it could be used to treat other types of skin infections, wounds or burns.

With this the science of aromatherapy was born. Gattefossé’s main goal was to help injured soldiers during World War I. The use of these oils began to spread especially with practitioners of alternative medicine, such as massage therapists and beauticians throughout Europe.

Aromatherapy did not become popular in the United States until the 1980s when essential oils began to be added to various lotions, candles or other fragrances.

There are also trained professionals such as aromatherapists, physical therapists, massage therapists, nutritionists or even doctors of natural medicine who use aromatherapy in their practice and are trained in specific uses for essential oils.

Essential Oils Now Used In Medical Hospitals

Aromatherapy has a variety of health benefits and can be used in various settings. It is a great non-invasive way to treat a variety of medical conditions and can be used safely in combination with many other therapies.

Many traditional hospitals like Vanderbilt University Hospital are catching on to the benefits of essential oils and are using them in the treatment of anxiety, depression and infections in hospitalized patients.

What Is an Ultrasonic Diffuser – The Principles Behind This Amazing Essential Oil Diffuser

An essential oil diffuser is a tool used to alleviate the process of aromatherapy, or the inhaling of diffused particles of the essential oil to be able to feel its therapeutic benefits. There are different types of diffusers available in the market, and one of the best is the ultrasonic aroma diffuser. It is regarded as one of the best diffusers in facilitating aromatherapy along with essential oil nebulizers, because they disperse the natural oils in form of mist. Mist is a spray of fine droplets of particles, and it is readily absorbed by our lungs; thus, speeding up the process of aromatherapy.

Also known as the humidifying diffuser, the ultrasonic diffuser helps humidify the air with the lovely mists that it releases. Although the end product is almost the same as that of the essential oil nebulizer, this aroma diffuser operates differently.

The nebulizer works by blowing some amount of air across the small tube containing the essential oil which is ‘nebulized’ and blown into mists. Nebulizer is a very powerful device that it can use up a lot of oil in a short period of time but If the power released by the nebulizer is not regulated, it may produce too much mist that may shock one’s olfactory system. It should be operated with a timer to let the olfactory system process the oils before receiving more of it.

On the other hand, the ultrasonic diffuser uses an adiabatic process; meaning, heat is not utilized in order to break down the particles of the essential oil. Instead, this diffuser uses electronic frequencies to accomplish the misting of the liquid particles. The essential oil is combined with another fluid (usually water). A small disc placed under the surface of the fluid will vibrate rapidly due to electronic frequencies. This will disperse the oil into fine mist that will saturate the air in the room.

The mist produced by the nebulizer might smell too strong which is not the case with ultrasonic diffusers. The mist produced by this device is not pure oil; it has been combined with water so the scent is less intensified and more soothing as compared to that produced by the nebulizer. This eliminates the need for regulating the amount of mist released in the air by ultrasonic diffusers.

Ultrasonic aroma diffusers come in different variations and of course, in different prices. The more pricey variants are those infused with advanced technological enhancements for the convenience of the user. But, if you have a small budget, a basic ultrasonic diffuser will do; it may not have some advanced features, but the healing effect is still the same.

The Essential Oil Glossary: Common Aromatherapy Terms & Their Meanings (A-D)

One of the first things I noticed when I started getting hot and heavy with my research on aromatherapy and essential oils is that there is an entire jargon that surrounds the industry and can get pretty confusing to the average reader. If you’ve ever done any research on the benefits or history of essential terms, you’ve probably seen these terms and asked yourself, “What in the world does that mean?”

Now you can know!

If you’re thinking about investing in your own kit of aromatherapy inhalers and have started looking into all of the benefits, here’s some of the lingo you’re likely to encounter.

Anti-Fungal

This just means that the essential oil in question has been heralded for an ability to treat or prevent fungal growth or infections. Be sure to check these facts against credible studies before buying what you read hook, like and sinker.

Anti-Inflammatory

Reducing inflammation.

Antineuralagic

Inhibiting or preventing the occurrence of sharp pains along the course of a nerve or nerves.

Antiplogistic

Another word for anti-inflammatory, but can also include fever relieving properties.

Antiseptic

Indicates that an ingredient is clean and pure and that it prevents growth of disease-inducing agents or other microbials.

Antispasmodic

Something that works to relieve spasms that occur in involuntary muscles (like the intestines or the heart, that you can’t start or stop at will).

Apertif

An essential oil that works to stimulate your appetite.

Aphrodisiac

Something that stimulates or titillates sexual desire, attraction or excitement.

Aromatherapy

A branch of holistic medicines that utilizes plant materials and oils (including essential oils and compounds) in an endeavor to alter mood, mental prowess, psychological and/or physical well being of enthusiasts. For centuries, aromatherapy was the cutting edge of chemistry. Today, it is viewed as an alternative medicine, though new scientific studies emerge on a consistent basis showing that aromatherapy can have powerful applications.

Astringent

A solution that causes contractions in the tissues of the body in general, but is almost universally used in conjunction with the skin in health and wellness applications.

Bactericidal

This is a rather broad term that indicates a myriad of agents that kill bacteria, including disinfectants, antiseptics and antibiotics.

Carminative

A rather polite term for something that helps to relieve gas, specifically flatulence. Think Bean-o.

Cholagogue

Bile is a digestive fluid that is produced by the liver and measured out by the gall bladder. Cholagogues are items that promote the discharge of bile through and out of the system.

Cicatrisant

A pretty archaic term that basically translates into the process of being healed through the formation of scar tissue.

Cordial

Since this is also a pretty popular foodie term, ferreting out details on this one was pretty tough. As far as I could gather, it’s something that is reviving and invigorating. It’s also synonymous with medicine, specifically a stimulant or a tonic. The good news is that cordials, as the earlier association implies, are said to have a comforting or pleasant taste.

Cytophylactic

Certainly not a term that pops up over the typical dinner conversation, a cytophylactic is believed to protect cells and fight infections. They are thought to increase something known as leucocytes, which are responsible for stimulating cellular regeneration and repair.

Depurative

Those who are into detoxing and cleansing are all about the depurative, a term that means something has purifying and detoxifying properties, cleansing away wastes and toxins from the system.

Digestive

Something that aids in digestion.

Disinfectant

This means that the solution has anti-microbial properties or agents.

Diuretic

If you look to the very center of the word, “ure”, you’ll get a hint. Diuretics cause your body to increase the production and passage of urine.

That’s all for the A-D aromatherapy glossary.

The Power of Natural Lemon and Aromatherapy Lemon Essential Oil

The Power of Lemon!

“When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.” Dale Carnegie

The lemon is one of my top fruits. It’s full potential is often overlooked. It helps cleanse the body, provides us with a wealth of vitamins and minerals, helps balance acidity in the body so that your immune system and your healthy inner flora can survive!

Lemon Facts

Did you know that the lemon originated from China? That lemonade was a favorite of the Chinese Emperors? That lemon was used for bleaching and as an internal and external astringent way back then?

The lemon tree is a small evergreen that grows up to six meters tall and is now widely cultivated throughout the World.

For you folks in the United States, lemons made their way to you through the Catholic Missionaries and were first of all planted in Arizona and California!

Lemon’s Vitamins & Minerals:

Vitamin C, B5 & B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Iron and Magnesium

The lemon make’s up for one of nature’s top sources of potassium. Potassium helps with brain and nerve function, helps regulate blood pressure and works with sodium to regulate the body’s water balance.

Acid-Alkali pH Balance – Your body thrives on a delicate balance of acid and alkali. Lemons help this delicate balance. Despite its acidic nature, the impact it has on the body once ingested is to increase the alkali balance so in turn becomes Alkaline and restoring your immune system.

And talking about the immune system, the lemon also aids this system with its bioflavonoid, antioxidants and vitamin C content, which in turn helps with inflammation too.

Yeap, all of this goodness is one little yellow fruit!

Fresh Lemon Tips:

First things first, always rinse thoroughly the lemon skin. For the tips below, only the inside of the lemon is used for its juice.

To reduce fever & for detox:

Fresh lemon juice promotes perspiration & helps block pain. When lemon juice is heated, salicylic acid (probably best known as a compound that is chemically similar to the active component of aspirin) is produced. The juice of half a lemon in warm water morning, noon, and night helps eliminate toxins and ease aches & pains.

Sore throat quick fix: Squeeze from a fresh lemon or lemon slice 5-10 drops of juice onto your tongue & swallow these drops. Let the drops linger at the back of your throat. Do this 20 mins before & after eating, drinking. Do this twice a day for a week to help with throat infections & boosting the immune system for colds & flu.

Coughs: Drink lemon juice straight up or mixed with a fruit juice. Also as a hot night cap drink, lemon is great in a hot toddy or grog: Add warm boiled water to half a squeezed lemon juice, add an amount of quality honey to taste.

Weight loss & detox: Lemons are great to help loose weight and detox. Do half a freshly squeezed lemon juice with a small glass of fresh carrot juice or warm water first thing in the morning before breakfast and late afternoon, for a couple of weeks.

Lemon Essential oil

In Aromatherapy, lemon essential oil has many therapeutic uses. If you don’t like eating lemons, this could be an alternative for you in order to get the benefits of the lemon’s good stuff another way.

Lemon essential oil has long been used as a remedy for fevers, infectious diseases, particularly the common cold. It strengthens the immune system, stimulates the kidney and liver functions.

Main therapeutic uses for:

Acne, greasy skin, warts, corns, cellulite, arthritis, brittle nails, colds, throat infections, herpes, high blood pressure, kidney stones and varicose veins.

Mixes well with other essential oils:

Chamomile, ginger, lavender, juniper, frankincense, fennel & other citrus oils.

Safety data:

Non-toxic. Possible irritant in high concentrations on the skin. Increases photosensitivity – avoid direct sunlight after use.

Lemon Essential Oil Tips:

Throat/Cold & Flu / Immune booster:

Use 4 to 5 drops of the oil into your aromatherapy oil burner with some water. Place the burner for 20 minutes in your bedroom before going to bed.

Flick some drops of the oil on your shower unit walls (only on tiles or plastic) before getting in the shower. The steam of the hot water from your shower drives the essential oil molecules into the air giving you a lemon steam inhalation.

Before getting in the shower drop a couple of drops of oil on to your face towel. Use the face towel in the shower and rub the towel on your chest and around your neck.

Cellulite mix: (following amounts are only a guideline) For 10ml of carrier oil (almond & wheat germ preferable) add to 2 drops of lemon oil, 1 drop of grapefruit oil & 2 drop of lavender oil, or 3 drops of lemon oil & 2 drops of lavender oil.

Warts: Add a few drops of lemon oil onto a Q-tip bud and apply directly to the wart. You can also directly use lemon juice instead. The lemon oil is more concentrated and is more effective but both are good.

Recipes:

One tip which lemon is great for food is to help preserve it and stop it going brown with the help of the lemon’s antioxidants. For example, squeeze some lemon juice over your avocado guacamole and this will help keep it preserved and stop it going yucky brown!

Lemon mustard sauce for meat dishes

6 T unsalted butter or alternative cooking oil

2 large cloves garlic, crushed

3 T coarsely ground French mustard

juice of 2 lemons

salt and pepper

Put butter (or cooking oil) & garlic in small saucepan. Cook over low heat 3 to 5 minutes. Just before serving, whisk remaining ingredients; heat mixture briefly. Do not leave on heat because sauce will curdle.

Healthy Lemon Ginger Yogurt Crumble Dessert

Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!

CRUMBLE: Mix together crushed up rolled oats, crushed walnuts, add small raisins or sliced & diced raisins and a sprinkle of cinnamon powder. This mix can be to your taste so have fun making your own healthy mix! The crumble makes up the base and 1/3 of the dessert. Put this crumble directly into your dessert bowls / cups. I usually serve this dessert in glass cups.

LEMON/GINGER YOGURT: Use a low fat healthy plan yogurt. Greek style yogurt is good. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice, a small amount of freshly squeezed ginger juice and mix well but gently into the yogurt. This yogurt mix should make up about 2/3 of the dessert. Add this now on top of the crumble base mix.

TOPPING: Fresh strawberries hulled & sliced (or other fruit). Now drizzle quality honey over the top of the strawberries and yogurt.

Put in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to cool and there you have it!

I hope you have found this information interesting and helpful.

NB: The contents of this article is for information purposes only. The reader is recommended to think carefully about any difficulties he or she is having with their own health and to consult their doctor if uncertain as to its cause or nature.