There are many many benefits of Essential Oils, each oil has its own property and its own benefits. This A-Z Essential Oil App guides you through most of the essential oil uses and helps you understand its uniqueness.
From commonly used oils such as lavender and tea tree oils to the more obscure oils including deertounge, oakmoss, cananga, and angelica, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils offers a wide variety of uses and cures for everything from wrinkles to kidney stones.
The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils gives detailed information on the most commonly available and widely used flower oils and aromatics including:
> Exact origins,
> Synonyms, and
> Related plants
> Methods of extraction
> Herbal/folk tradition for each plant
> Uses of each plant
> Aromatherapy applications
> Home and commercial uses.
This App can be approached in several ways:
1. It can be employed as a concise reference guide to a wide range of aromatic plants and oils, in the same way as a traditional herbal.
2. It can be used a self-help manual, showing how to use aromatherapy oils at home for the treatment of common complaints and to promote well-being.
3. It can be read from cover to cover as a comprehensive textbook on essential oils, shown in all their different aspects.
1. When using the book as a reference guide to essential oils,
the name of the plant or oil may be found in the Botanical Index at the back of the book, where it is listed under:
a) its common name: for example, frankincense;
b) its Latin or botanical term: Boswellia carteri;
c) its essential oil trade name: olibanum;
d) or by its folk names: gum thus.
Other varieties, such as Indian frankincense (Boswellia serrata), may be found in the Botanical Classification section under their common family name Burseraceae, along with related species such as elemi, linaloe, myrrh and opopanax. Less common essential oils, such as blackcurrant (which is used mainly by the food industry), do not appear in the main body of the book, but are included in the Botanical Classification section under their common family name, in this case Grossulariaceae.
2. When using the book as a self-help manual on aromatherapy, it is best to consult the Therapeutic Index at the end of the book, where common complaints are grouped according to different parts of the body:
Circulation, Muscles and Joints
Genito-urinary and Endocrine Systems
3. Used as a comprehensive eBook App, The A-Z Essential Oils Guide provides a wealth of information about the essential oils themselves in all their various aspects, including their perfumery and flavouring applications. It shows the development of aromatics through history and the relationship between essential oils and other herbal products. It defines different kinds of aromatic materials and their methods of extraction, giving up-to-date areas of production. In addition, it includes information on their chemistry, pharmacology and safety levels. The Actions ascribed to each plant refer either to the properties of the whole herb, or to parts of it, or to the essential oil.
However, since the therapeutic guidelines presented in the text are aimed primarily at the lay person without medical qualifications, the section dealing with the aromatherapy application of essential oils at home is limited to the treatment of common complaints only. Although there is a great deal of research being carried out at present into the potential uses of essential oils in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, AIDS and psychological disorders, these discussions fall beyond the scope of this book. References to the medical and folk use of particular plants in herbal medicine and their actions are intended to provide background information only, and are not intended as a guide for self-treatment.