Saturday, October 18, 2008

Smell and The Art Of Living: Ideas for the Prez Candidates

drawing and painting(section) by marguerita

You know what Senator Obama had to say to Joe?
That he wanted to spread his wealth around,” Mr. McCain said at an event in Downingtown, Pa. “America didn’t become the greatest nation on earth by spreading the wealth,” he said. “We became the greatest nation by creating new wealth.”

word aromatherapy is derived from the Greek words for spices and treatment.
These days, the aroma has a broader meaning to aromatherapy fragrance quite literally, a therapeutic treatment with the use of scents.Out all five senses, the sense of smell is said d having the most direct effect on our emotional well-being. There are also many psychological and physiological benefits associated with perfumes.
Tastes of various essential oils can promote relaxation, reduce depression, reduce stress and even encourage healthy sleep habits. If you're looking for the right oil to make just the right scent to your home, or if you are looking for an essential oil to add to your collection perfume, these essential oils aromatherapy will lift morale and relax your mind. If you want to get a good night's sleep, or trying to relax after a long day's work, May you want to try a drop or two c. Tea lavender in your bathwater in the evening. You can also mix the oil of lavender rose for a fresh, soothing scent that you can use on your body and linen. Lavender is also used in many natural face and skin cleansers of its antibiotic properties, and soothing fragrance will help you sleep peacefully throughout the night. To enhance the effect, May you also want to sip a cup of chamomile tea after your bath lavender to relax muscles and calm the nervous system. If you're looking to energize you in the morning, the fresh scent of bergamot oil or orange is sure you wake up and improve your mood. The fruity, citrus fragrance of these essential oils aromatherapy increase blood flow in the body, and help you get rid of sleep in a matter of minutes. You can use the oil in the shower, and can even mix with your favorite shampoo or conditioner so you can carry the scent with you all day.
If you want to make sure that you are alert and able to concentrate all day, the body washes and soaps made from oil of peppermint no doubt do the trick. Peppermint is also used in tea to help clear the digestive tract, and can improve the functioning of the brain almost immediately. If you use aromatherapy essential oils for healing, ginger oil will help. Ginger is known to help the body rid itself of toxic substances mucous membranes and oil gingerroot will fogginess suffering from mental disorders or depression that sometimes occurs when we do not feel well.
The eucalyptus oil is also used for people with severe pressure from sinus and allergies, and can be used in a humidifier to purify the air and open the airways. Oil tea tree can be used to help dispel colds and infections in the body, and has even been used as an effective treatment for acne.


Certain active compounds in chamomile work similar to anti-anxiety medications, which promote relaxation in the brain and nervous system.

If you are a tea connoisseur or a fan of calming, warm drinks that settle you down before bedtime, you are probably familiar with Chamomile tea , a popular herbal tea appreciated for its mild, fruity flavor and capacity to soothe one’s nerves. Actually, the word derives from a Greek word for ground apple, and its taste has been described as reminiscent of quinces or apples.

Chamomile offers many benefits -- it has a long history of use as both a medicinal herb and a tea. In fact, chamomile has an impressive pedigree backed up by medical research, and is understood to help a variety of conditions. Chamomile can be used safely for a long period of time to nurture the nervous system, among other systems of the body.

This herb is native to Europe, North Africa, and the Mediterranean region. Its dried flowers have been used for centuries in herbal tea, while its oil byproduct has been an ingredient in commercial flavors and perfumes. Chamomile foliage and flower heads have also been used as antispasmodics (to reduce muscle spasms) and diaphoretics (to produce perspiration).

University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom refers to chamomile as a medicine that strengthens the stomach. Science Daily recently covered a study in the U.K. that studied the effects of regular intake of chamomile tea over a period of two weeks. Researchers found the tea drinkers had increased evidence of antibacterial activity in their urine. This outcome strengthens the evidence that chamomile can also boost the immune system and help fight illness.

The urine analysis in this study also noted an increase in amino acids that help alleviate muscle spasms and relax the nerves. These benefits can be helpful for people suffering from stress, muscle spasms of any kind, and menstrual cramps. A handful of chamomile leaves brewed in a part or a tea bag steeped for a few minutes brings these benefits.

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health discovered that chamomile can help people with some intestinal discomfort. Chamomile works as an anti-inflammatory and reduces gas. The same study recommended that people drink a cup of tea after meals, and emphasized the herb’s safety.

Chamomile is known in the medical community as a mild botanical, which means it is a plant that has medicinal properties. This classification does not guarantee its effectiveness, but in the case of chamomile, you can be pretty sure that drinking one or more cups a day can benefit your health.

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