Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit


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.

For Example:

  • 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.


4 thoughts on “Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit

  1. Sounds interesting, but a lot of scents make my sinuses act up. Frankincense would not promote relaxation with me, unless you consider sneezing and blowing your nose as relaxing. It really does affect me horribly.

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  2. Aromatherapy has a measurable degree of success as an holistic approach in addiction recovery. We can get an individual to associate particular scents with serenity, cravings may reduce and the protocol of treatment can extend itself if the patient continues. The patient does not need to be supervised or appear at a treatment center. The home use can be employed. Studies show that should be part of a complete addiction recovery program. It does not work for everyone. In any addiction recovery regimen it is my opinion that commitment to participation to 12 Step meetings is a foundation for recovery.


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