- The Facts:Multiple studies have outlined the potential benefits one can receive through the use of essential oils. The study presented in this paper shows it can have positive effects on the human brain.
- Reflect On:If we want to assist ourselves with regards to feeling better, or to help with certain disorders, it’s important to know that there are many, non harmful options to try before using pharmaceutical medications.
Many are diagnosed with ADHD, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. In 2013, a medical expenditure survey determined that 1 in 6 Americans take psychiatric medication on a daily basis. Consequently, 90,000 adults and countless children visit the emergency room yearly for side-effects of these medications including, increased depressive or anxious symptoms, brain fog, confusion, heart palpitations, dizziness, muscle spasms, seizures, tics, and psychosis.
Despite these side-effects and the many black box warnings including death by suicide, many continue using them. It is about time we start addressing root causes of these emotional issues such as poor diet, trauma, leaky gut syndrome, toxicity, and nutritional deficiencies. It is also important that everyone recognize the power of plant medicine. Here we take a look at the healing benefits of essential oils.