The Practice of Aromatherapy by Jean Valnet [Valnet, Jean]

By Jean Valnet [Valnet, Jean]

An rationalization of aromatherapy, what it truly is and the way it really works with especial connection with fifty crops and essences. It features a advisor to the crops and crucial oils utilized in aromatherapy and the way they could maintain the physique and brain healthy.

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Neither diet, nor lipstick, nailvarnish, nor perfume – nothing could set me on the right track. The same phenomenon was to recur a few years later, and this set me thinking. Having gathered all the data I could, I found the cause to be a hypersensitivity to lime-blossom. Three times in eleven years this woman had happened to linger under a flowering lime-tree. That said, in spite of the rare problems encountered in the use of plants and essences, “doctors and chemists will be surprised at the wide range of odoriferous substances which may be used medicinally,” wrote R.

At a strength of 1 part to 2000, it is efficacious against Staphylococcus aureus, haemolytic streptococcus (agent of scarlet fever and acute rheumatoid arthritis), and the Proteus vulgaris. Infected wounds have been healed using a concentration of between 1 to 85,000 and 1 to 170,000. The antiseptic properties of the essences of cinnamon, peppermint and lavender are described in separate sections. I shall mention here simply that the essence of cinnamon will kill the typhus bacillus in a dilution of 1 part in 300.

C) Civet perfume is provided by a carnivorous cat-like animal, the civet, found chiefly in Ethiopia, Guinea and Senegal. d) Castoreum obtained from the Canadian or Siberian musquash, is the least used of these substances. The fumes released when ambergis, musk or castoreum are heated are said to prevent an epileptic crisis. 4. For instance, the essences produced by the different species of thyme show clear differences in chemical composition: some are essences of thymol, others of carvacrol, others again of citral (related to the essences of lemongrass).

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