I borrowed the book Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit from a friend, because I wanted to learn more about the topic. This is an excellent book and I found it to be enjoyable.
The book starts out with a little history and discusses how certain oils and herbs were used in ancient Oriental, Greek, and Roman civilizations.
There is also a basic explanation of Yin and Yang, as well as the five elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Wood, and Metal). The book explains how those concepts are used in preparing and prescribing essential oils.
The book gives an overview of various types of plants, how they were used in the past, and how they can be beneficial to individuals today.
- Eucalyptus can be used to treat infections, enhances breathing, and increases oxygen in the red blood cells.
- Frankincense promotes relaxation.
- Ginger oil is a decongestant that improves confidence and morale.
- Hyssop can boost the immune system and enhances courage.