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Aromatherapy Can Help Reduce Anxiety

Essential Oils

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  • Many natural essential oils have anxiety-inhibiting effects, including sweet orange, bergamot, and lavender
  • One systematic review of aromatherapy among people with anxiety symptoms showed that most of the studies indicated positive effects to quell anxiety
  • Essential oils can be inhaled indirectly using a room diffuser, massaged into your skin (diluted in a carrier oil), or inhaled directly using an individual essential oil inhaler
  • Aromatherapy has also shown promise for pain relief, nausea, vomiting, memory, and migraine headaches

By Dr. Mercola

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to support physical health and well-being. Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds of flowers and plants in a highly concentrated form. They are, in many ways, the essence of the plant and can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts.


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