There are many uses of essential oils the benefits the overall health. Thanks to the proven century of used by different cultures around the world, it would be easier for us to research on the benefits of essential oils especially when infused on food.
I know, adding essential to our foods may be foreign to most of us because the common uses of essential oils are for aromatic and massage use.
But hear me this time, we can add essential oils to our food and it offers the same benefits to our health as it is used through other customary application for enhancement of quality health.
I have published one recipe that infuses essential oil to snacks, please read it here: Essential Oil-Infused Snack - Cheesy Sweet Potato Bites. As you may have noticed it after reading, I am very excited sharing food infused with essential oil recipes because I can really see the value of it.
The good news is, I will be sharing more meal, snacks, and dessert recipes that are infused with essential oils. You can expect few articles/recipes in the coming days.
In fact, as much as possible, I will be focusing on this mindful meals blog content about essential oils because I just find it fitting and beneficial to all of my readers.
Of course, further reasons is the fact that I am now a heavy user of essential oils in my daily living - for relaxation, the heavenly aroma in my house, satisfying massage, and much more.
Some Pieces Of Evidence Of Essential Oils That Passes Standard Tests
Unwarranted claims aside, several essential oils do pass the sniff test. Essential oils show promise in food science and technology. Recent research reveals that varieties of oregano and mint oils may inhibit the growth of fungi in corn grown for cereal production. Here, the oils act as a biocide to reduce mycotoxins, the toxic substances naturally produced by fungi.
Those antimicrobial properties are also effective in the body. Oregano oil has anti-parasitic properties and seems to inhibit the growth of intestinal parasites when taken orally. Topically, bitter orange and tea tree oils are antifungals shown to effectively treat conditions such as athlete's foot.
Known for its aromatherapy benefits, lavender has been shown to be effective beyond its soothing scent. In one study, when it was applied to the scalp with a blend of rosemary, thyme and cedarwood oils, lavender improved hair growth in alopecia patients by as much as 44 percent after seven months of treatment. Lavender also may improve canker sore healing time. Taken by mouth, lavender may improve anxiety and sleep in patients with mild to severe anxiety. When inhaled throughout the day, lavender effectively reduced fall risk by 43 percent in a group of nursing home residents. By contrast, evidence is scant supporting lavender's role in helping people with mild insomnia and other conditions such as migraine headaches.
Taken by mouth, peppermint oil is likely effective at reducing abdominal pain, distension and flatulence associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Applying peppermint oil topically may help relieve tension headaches. It also may offer relief for breast-feeding mothers; studies suggest that compared to a placebo, peppermint oil helps reduce cracked skin and pain in the nipple area.
Ginger's anti-nausea properties are possibly effective in treating postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Researchers have reported that applying ginger oil to the wrists prior to anesthesia helped prevent PONV in about 80 percent of patients.
There are more oils to explore, including thieves oil, a blend of cinnamon, clove, lemon and eucalyptus oils, purported to cleanse the air, boost the immune system and stave off germs during cold and flu season. Though popular among essential oil advocates, thieves oil needs more research to be rated.
Essential oil therapy offers an alternative option for nausea, headaches and many other conditions. Before incorporating essential oils into practice, do your research. Get to know the oil, the condition and the client. Used appropriately, essential oils can positively affect people's well-being and be a valuable addition to practice. Source: Food & Nutrition