Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Aromatherapy for the emotions

Female emotional chemistry has always been more complex (and explosive!) than the male.  Hermiaone declares that Ron Weasley 'has the emotional range of a teaspoon' in Harry Potter.  It seems she was right

Researchers say a U.S. study could help explain the differences in the way men and women control their emotions. Women have higher rates of depression,post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety problems than men. However no one has yet been able to pinpoint a biological reason for the difference. The study focused on a stress hormone called corticotropinreleasing factor (CRF) which helps control the body's reaction to stress. CRF is known to play a role in human psychiatric conditions. Study leader Dr Rita Valentino, of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, said: 'This is an animal study carried out on rats and we cannot say that the biological mechanism is the same in people. But researchers already know that CRF regulation is disrupted in stress-related psychiatric disorders, so this research may be relevant to the underlying human biology. This may help to explain why women are twice as vulnerable as men to stress-related disorders.'

Find out more

Members of the fairer sex are more sensitive to a key stress hormone - with even small amounts sending their emotions into a whirl.. Men, in contrast, are relatively immune to even high amounts of the chemical. The new research focused on a hormone that organises stress responses in mammals. It found females were more responsive to it.

We have all experienced anger, hatred, desire, jealousy and other such emotions many times throughout our lives. We often feel justified in our anger.  When these natural emotions take root they are described as afflictive emotions.  It is perhaps the object of all religion to help us as individuals recognise and control our emotions for what we feel affects our actions and those around us.
Aromatherapy for the emotions
Find out more

Absent-mindedness cedarwood, ginger, lemon

Alertness, lack of black pepper, peppermint, pine

Anger cedarwood, chammile, pettigrain

Apathy mandarin, rosemary, pine

Apprehension lavender, patchouli, ylang ylang

Bitterness bergamot, lemon, mandarin

Concentration, poor black pepper, rosemary

Confusion coriander, marjoram, niaouli

Courage, lack of black pepper, fennel, thyme

Crisis frankincense, rose, ylang ylang

Despondency ginger, orange, rose, ylang ylang

Excitement, excess of chamomile, fennel, lavender

Exhaustion coriander, rosemary, pine

Fear cedarwood, vetiver

Grief lime, rose

Grumpiness lavender, vetiver, may chang

Guilt rose, ylang ylang

Impatience chamomile, mandarin, ylang ylang

Indecisiveness coriander, lavender, lemon

Insecurity frankincense, lavender

Irritability chamomile, marjoram, lavender

Jealousy orange, rose

Listlessness chammile, coriander, palmarosa

Loneliness geranium, marjoram

Memory, poor coriander, marjoram, rosemary

Nervousness cedarwood, frankincense, thyme, may chang

Nightmares frankincense, lavender, thyme

Regret bergamot, frankincense, rose

Resentment geranium, lemon

Restlessness chamomile, myrhh

Sensitivity, excess of chamomile, vetiver

Sensitivity, lack of rosemary, patchouli, pettigrain

Shock clary sage, peppermint

Shyness bergamot, peppermint, ylang ylang

Sluggishness rosemary, may chang

Stubbornness chamomile, orange, ylang ylang

Tantrums chamomile, eucalyptus, lavender

Will, weakness of black pepper, pettigrain, pine

Withdrawn nature basil, bergamot, geranium

Worry chamomile, dill, frankincense, lavender


No comments:

Post a Comment