The importance of essential oils.

Now more than ever, we must use essential oils.

More and more hospitals are adopting its use as a therapeutic tool. Many of them had already started doing this before the coronavirus crisis, even diffusing essential oils in their treatment rooms. For example:
  • El Hospital Saint-Nicolas d'Angers, in France, has been using sweet orange, lavandin and lemongrass essential oils for years against insomnia and anxiety in elderly residents.
  • El Hospital Valenciennes has implemented more than 18 protocols for the use of essential oils against pain, bruises, etc. Doctors speak ofExcellent results" after its application.
  • El Mouscron Hospital, in Belgium, uses the essential oils of thyme, lemon and eucalyptus to calm the insomnia of his patients.
And not only in France. In the United States, Vanderbilt clinic has managed to reduce the stress of its caregivers from 41% to 3% thanks to the use of essential oils in its corridors.

 

And in Spain, do we use essential oils?

Well, here we have timid attempts to bring the benefits of aromatherapy to the hospital setting. For example, him Hospital Sant Jaume de Calella, from Barcelona, ​​began using them in 2019 to improve and facilitate childbirth.

Hospitals that use aromatherapy do so not simply to deodorize and scent their rooms, but because essential oils can tangibly improve the health of their patients.

Researchers from the Tottori University, in Japan, they are probably one of the greatest supporters of this thesis. In fact, they have been testing the effects of essential oils on Alzheimer's disease for years.

In this sense, thanks to a study in 128 patients exposed to two daily diffusions of essential oils, they concluded that these have “noticeable positive effects” both in memory and in the quality of sleep and concentration.

The reason is simple: the vapors they emit relax the limbic system, which functions as a "seat" for emotions.

And that's why it is said (and has been shown) that, for example, the smells of freshly cut basil calm the heart, that the exotic aroma of eucalyptus lowers blood pressure and that the pungent scent of lemon opens the respiratory tract.

 

 

Nature's antiseptic weapon

Essential oils offer many other important health properties. One of them, its enormous capacity to get rid of molds and bacteria, especially staphylococci.

This is undoubtedly one of the keys that is turning essential oils into a rising value in hospitals in more and more countries.

They are excellent natural antiseptics!

There are not a few studies that have addressed the impact of aromatherapy on bacterial proliferation. Some of the most relevant conclusions point to the fact that in just 30 minutes, essential oils are capable of ridding the air of molds and bacteria. And after 9 hours of diffusion, the air would be clean of all kinds of microbial colonies.

In other words, you will be able to breathe a pure air almost equivalent to that of the high mountains... after only one day of diffusion at home!

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