Essential Oils for Healthy Living

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In today’s health conscious world we are always looking for new ways to make sure we are healthy and ways to alleviate our various ailments.  Most people understand that to be healthy they must take regular exercise and eat healthily but what other simple measures can we take to ensure we have a healthy life?

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There are many books on healthy living, including a number of books on herbology.  Many people do not realise the health benefits  of many herbs, for example clove, cinnamon, turmeric, oregano and ginger contain high levels of antioxidants – half of a teaspoon of ground clove is said to contain the same amount of antioxidants as a half cup of blueberries.  The health benefits of herbs is not contained to being used in herbal medicine, do your research on which herbs promote good health and make sure you add them to your cooking.  Herbs create flavour which also means there should be less need for salt – another healthy idea.  Combine your herb knowledge with healthy eating and you should see a great improvement in your general health.  If you are fighting off a particular disease or illness then do your research into which foods and herbs could help and ensure your diet is rich in them. 

There are many essential oils that you can use to help promote good health.  If you have limited knowledge in this area then invest in a book about aromatherapy or essential oils so you can ensure you get the maximum benefit out of them.  There are many different essential oils available and many more health boosting combinations of oils which is why it is a good idea to research the oils and learn which oils help which particular health issues.

For example if you suffer with Asthma there are essential oils that can help your respiratory system and open airways.  These oils include cedarwood, clary sage, ravensara, peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus.  To help with digestive problems try peppermint, fennel, ginger and cinnamon.   Fennel, cypress and juniper can help arthritis along with chamomile, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, cedarwood and sandalwood to name but a few. There are essential oils available to help with a huge number of ailments including anxiety, migraines, congestion and insomnia.

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