Essential oils have been a passion of mine for the past few years. The benefits are broad spectrum, meaning almost every essential oil has more than one benefit. Many oils such as lavender have relaxing qualities, and users report that it may help with insomnia. Many oils such Rosemary, Cinnamin,Thyme, and Frankincense have anti-inflammatory properties, and research has shown them to be valuable in treating arthritis. Frankincense has been shown to be effective against ulcerative colitis, in fact one research shows 82% of treated patients went into remission. Here is an article on the possible cancer killing effects of frankincense -http://guardianlv.com/2013/07/cancer-treatment-found-in-ancient-resin/.
Also resent Israeli research shows lemongrass may be effective in killing cancer cells -http://www.scribd.com/doc/12879711/Israeli-Research-Finds-Lemon-Grass-Kills-Cancer.
Also because of the anti-microbial properties of lemon oil, many surgeons are using lemon oil to disinfect their equipment. Many essential oils are resistant to bacterial mutation because of their broad spectrum properties. In fact some places in the world, France for example, incorporates essential oils into their healthcare system. In the next blog I will tell you about some of the best ways, to use essential oils, including an awesome blend that I use for sports massage...to be continued.