The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy - NAHA Blog
NAHA is the leading professional and education based aromatherapy organization in the United States with a strong international community as well. NAHA's Goal is to promote and disseminate aromatherapy education to the public.
Plant–pollinator interactions are determined through floral scents and reward components by floral chemistry. Plants release organic volatile compounds which are secondary metabolites. These fragrant compounds are then often extracted and used in aromatherapy as essential oils. The purpose of these compounds serves multiple purposes for the plant, but flowers use them to entice pollinators for reproduction.
Are you surprised that the aroma of rose has been found, in multiple human studies, to show some relief from pain? As a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), my initial thought in choosing essential oils or herbs to reduce physical discomfort is to focus on those oils or herbs which have demonstrated an analgesic effect on local pain nerve nociceptors topically, such as
One of the most unique features of aromatherapy as an herbal healing modality is the variety of applications. Of these, it is the aromatherapy inhalation application, the nasal inhaler, that is extremely effective, truly aromatherapy’s unsung hero. And, here is why…