Aromatherapy for Health Professionals by Len Price & Shirley Price [Price, Len & Price, Shirley]

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By Len Price & Shirley Price [Price, Len & Price, Shirley]

"Aromatherapy for well-being pros" covers the total spectrum of idea and perform from crucial oil technological know-how and the rules of perform to the applying of aromatherapy for particular stipulations.

The fourth variation of this hugely winning booklet offers a transparent and authoritative advent to aromatherapy as practiced in smooth healthiness care settings. It offers useful info for any doctor wishing to strengthen their knowing of the topic, offering the in-depth wisdom had to use crucial oils within the perform atmosphere.

NEW FOR THIS variation

  • Two new chapters - Wound Care and Bereavement - supply priceless additions to the textual content

  • The bankruptcy Aromas, brain and physique has been more desirable

  • Several new crucial oils - giving houses, symptoms and cautions - were extra

  • New case histories illustrate the sensible program of concept and strategies defined

  • References were up-to-date and new study extra

The booklet is supported via a CD-ROM of ancillary tables masking crucial oils for normal use in health-care settings together with symptoms for secure, healing makes use of of crucial oils; these for use with warning; and crucial oil definitions.

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133). Gymnospermae The Gymnospermae display their seeds directly, rather than hiding them within a structure of petals. The important oil-bearing plants of this class belong to the order Coniferae (cone-bearing plants). Lamiaceae This is by far the biggest family from which essential oils are gained; examples include basil, clary, hyssop, lavandin, lavender, marjoram, melissa, origanum, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory and thyme. Of all the families in the plant kingdom none offers a greater array of healing aromatic plants than the Lamiaceae.

It is hoped that by publicising some of them here, more health professionals will be encouraged to continue the good work. This book undoubtedly falls short of its goals as do all written texts compiled in a changing world. It is hoped that it will lead those with a genuine interest in essential oils to a better understanding of their properties and possible uses and trust that this book will prove to be of value to all health professionals and their associates. References Lis-Balchin M. Aromatherapy with essential oils.

The geraniol thyme grows at high altitude and the oil contains the ester geranyl acetate and the alcohol geraniol (80–90% in free and esterified forms) (Fig. 1). This thyme is very assertive, and when grown in a field of mixed thymes it gradually comes to predominate. It has a lemony smell. ) The properties are antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial, also uterotonic, neurotonic and cardiotonic (Franchomme & Pénoël 2001 p. 431). Other Thymus vulgaris chemotypes also exist. The cineole-bearing plant has 80–90% 1,8-cineole.

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