Therapeutic Properties of Essential Oils (Referenced)

Therapeutic Properties of Essential Oils

According to Jennifer Rhind in the book entitled, Essential Oils; A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice (2012), the most referenced therapeutic properties highly supported with scientific research are; analgesic, anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, digestive, diuretic, immuno-stimulant, sedative and antispasmodic properties. Rhind (2012) goes on her to describe a molecular approach to prescribing essential oils. This means looking at the functional groups and their properties to prescribe essential oils. I am all about this method of prescribing oils.

Most of the following essential oil properties and therapeutic uses were taken from a literature Review of Essential Oil Properties by Karuppayil and Raut, (2015). Others are taken from Jennifer Rhind in the book entitled, Essential Oil, A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice or Amer