17 April 2009

The power of essential oils

‘Aromatics’ have been used for religious, medicinal, and cosmetic purposes for thousands of years, in the ancient culture of India—as found in Vedic Literature—in ancient China, Egypt, Babylon, and in the Greek and Roman civilizations up to the Middle Ages, and found a revival in the 20th century with the French chemist Gattefosse and the French doctor Valnet, the fathers of the modern ‘aromatherapy’.

Historic records give us detailed descriptions of how medicinal plants have been used for fumigations, pills, powders, ointments and infused oils and give us interesting recipes for their use for the cure of many diseases.

‘Aromatherapy’ today we define as ‘the skilled and controlled use of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils—the volatile substances of aromatic plants—to promote holistic psychological and physical health and well-being’.

The essential oil—‘the essence’, ‘life-force’, or ‘soul’ of the plant, is present in tiny sacs or globules (in the flowers and leaves of the plant) or in the fruits, branches, needles, seeds, root or rind of the plant and is obtained by the methods of steam distillation, or by expression or solvent extraction. The method of distillation of essential oils is said to have been invented only about 1,000 years ago (by an Arabic physician named Avicenna), but vessels found in Egyptian tombs and a still in a museum in Pakistan—judged by experts to be 5,000 years old and belonging to the ancient Indus Valley culture—lead us think that it was already known in these advanced cultures, that this method was later lost and was then rediscovered.

Uplift, inspire, relax, balance

The revival of the complete knowledge of Vedic Aroma-therapy, an aspect of Maharishi Vedic Medicine, brings us the ancient wisdom of one of the most natural systems of promoting holistic psychological and physical health and well-being.

The essential oil—‘the essence,’ ‘life force,’ or ‘soul’ of the plant—is present in the flowers, fruits, leaves, branches, seeds, root or rind of the plant. The innate intelligence in the herb awakens the inner intelligence of your mind and body.

VedAroma essential oils are balancing and normalizing in their effect, they enliven the body’s own self-healing mechanism, and restore life, health, and wholeness in body, mind, and soul. They can quickly uplift us, calm and relax us, motivate and inspire us, harmonize and balance our emotions, relieve physical symptoms of imbalances, and improve many basic physical and psychological functions.

Enjoy Nature’s most precious gifts, comfortably in your home, whenever you like: healthy air—filled with oxygen and negative ions—medicinal plants and beautiful fragrant flowers; concentrated plant life and sunlight energy—captured in small bottles from VedAroma.


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