|Green emerald, symbol of green healing energy|
Inner peace does not require money or possessions. Disruptions to our inner peace can include unexplained symptoms. Research shows depression is association with unexplained symptoms in 70% of cases.
So depression is associated with ailments.
Anatomy Th 6 the regions of stomach, colon, liver, gallbladder and pancreas
Like 8,9,10, gluttony, bitterness and wickedness on the one hand and abstinence, generosity and devotion on the other, the human values 11,12,13 belong together.
It was tempting to go quickly through these but well worth reflecting on each one.now we can look at certain of the aromatherapy literature to see in context which essential oils have been found to be of value.
Lying, contention/war, unhappiness on the one hand, truth, peace and blessedness on the other.
Sadness, depression, blues, gloom, sorrow, misery
Happiness, cheerfulness, delight, pleasure, joy, rapture
So after our study of St Hildegards values framework we can say that human values lie (irrespective of race, religion, culture and circumstances) on a continuum - does honesty lie between lying and truth? Where you are on the continuum of human values across 35 vices and virtues constitutes what we call character. We must treat ourselves and others with forbearance and forgiveness. No one is perfect.
Now we come to how aromatherapy can help overcome the sadness and depression which can affect us all.
I didnt know where this was going when I started to work my way through 35 vices and virtues of St Hildegard related as Dr Strehlow does to human anatomy and her art and music and healing. I am very glad I started the journey! We have reached 13 and its certainly deepened my understanding of what Robert Tisserand, Gabriel Mojay and Kurt Schaubelt have been saying for years.
Like most people I tend to think of the brain as this rather substantial formalin preserved organ structure whereas the brain and spinal chord is gel like almost blancmange in quality not this rigid structure and the Nervous System spans our whole body. While the top notes can affect the part of the brain dealing with personality I am going to be looking at the digestive oils again to see how they affect our 'gut brain' and 'gut feelings'. Certainly when this area is upset or under threat our rational brains take a back seat. So it makes perfect sense to take the strain off this area by fasting as St Hildegard recommends. The use of diamond is also interesting to suppress appetite and emerald in depression.
Shirley Price Aromatherapy
Tisserand in his book "The Art of Aromatherapy draws on the work of Professor Rovestri and his own practice of aromatherapy to summarise which essential oils have been found to be of use.
Rovestri notes two pharmacological actions - stimulating and relaxing
Anxiety, nervous tension - benzoin, bergamot, camomile, camphor, cypress, geranium, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, melissa, neroli, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang
Depression, melancholy - basil, bergamot, chamomile, frankinsense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, patchouli, peppermint, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang
The treatment of mental states
Anger - chamomile, melissa, rose, ylang-ylang
Apathy - jasmine, juniper, patchouli, rosemary
Confusion, indecision - basil, cypress, frankincense, peppermint, patchouli
Dwelling on past unpleasant events - benzoin, frankincense
Fear, paranoia - basil, clary, jasmine, juniper
Grief - hyssop, marjoram, rose
Hypersensitivity - chamomile, jasmine, melissa
Hypochondria - jasmine, melissa
Impatience, irritability - Chamomile, camphor, cypress, lavender, marjoram, frankincense
Jealousy - Rose
Panic, hysteria - chamomile, clary, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, melissa, neroli, ylang-ylang
Shock - camphor, melissa, neroli
Suspicion - lavender
The Art of Aromatherapy Tisserand p100-101 http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Art-Aromatherapy-Beautifying-Properties/dp/0892810017/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351012338&sr=8-2#reader_0892810017
The Fragrant Pharmacy, Worwood p102-110 contains a number of blends for stress and depression