Aromatherapy Ángela Lombilla García, Ana Quijano, Lucia Moragas 4ºESO-B
<ul><li>Aromatherapy is a particular branch of herbal medicine that uses concentrated plant oils called essential oils to improve physical health. Unlike the plants used in herbal medicine, essential oils are ingested but not inhaled or applied to the skin. Its effectiveness is discussed and it's considered a pseudoscience. </li></ul>
Relationship of the aromatherapy and the smell. <ul><li>There is a relationship between aromatherapy and smell, a sense that never rest, because we are exposed at any time in the fragrances of the environment, nature, people or things, even when we are asleep. We perceive odors reaching the nose and the olfactory mucosa, where there are olfactory sensory cells. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The watery mucus is the responsible of the transport of the aromas to the cilia that it transforms these scents into chemical signals. Extensions olfactory nervous cells reach the olfactory bulb at the glomerulus ending, is where aromatic signals are processed. That is conducted by special receptor cells to the limbic system and hypothalamus. A little later some of the information reaches the cerebral cortex scented by the aroma consciously perceived. </li></ul>
Efficacy <ul><li>Some benefits that have been linked to aromatherapy, such as relaxation and clarity of mind.The consensus among most medical professionals is that while some aromas have demonstrated effects on mood and relaxation and may have related benefits for patients, there is currently insufficient evidence to support the claims made for aromatherapy. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Scientific research on the cause and effects of aromatherapy is limited, although in vitro testing has revealed some antibacterial and antiviral effects. There is no evidence of any long-term results from an aromatherapy massage other than the pleasure achieved from a pleasant-smelling massage. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Arguing that there is no scientific evidence that healing can be achieved, and that the claimed "energies" even exist, many skeptics reject this form of aromatherapy as pseudoscience. </li></ul>
The effects of the essential oils there are to used since antiquity for to treat illness and beauty products. This oils own very beneficial properties. This each essential oils have a identity, an aroma and properties characteristic: - Essential oils the orange: It to use know sedative, antidepression and against inflammation. Recommended for depression, down self- esteem, stress… - Essential oils the eucalyptus: It to use know antiinfection, anti- allergic and antidepression. Recommended for acne, allergic, stress, headache, depression and flu. - Essential oils the lavender: It to use know sedative, antidepression and antiinfection. Recommended for stress, the digestive system illness, headache, migraine, burns, bite and acne .