Tuesday, 4 December 2012
7 WAYS AROMATHERAPY CAN HELP ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH
7 WAYS AROMATHERAPY CAN HELP IN ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH
Essential oils overview for students
How can aromatherapy help? in particular aromatherapy can help by clearly communicating to research scientists
1. what oils clinical practice indicates should be the oils to study
2. an understanding of the nature of essential oils in particular that they represent of mix of over 100 small chemicals
3. the need to analyse the essential oil studied as composition varies widely
4. the need to source essential oil that is fresh season so unoxidised and of the highest quality.
5. The need to study unadulterated essential oils, synthetic ingredients are commonly added to essential oils not grown specifically for aromatherapy and pharmacy to 'standardise' them for the needs of the flavour and fragrance trade.
6. 'Nature identical' essential oils are not the essential oils used in aromatherapy.
7. the limited applicability of the 'principal constituent' which is the basis of pharmacology research as the active properties particularly in the aromas for the mind may depend on constituents present in tiny quantities and their interaction with other constituents.
Better mental health notes
Extracts from a meeting to discuss mental health issues hosted at Westminster Hall December 2012
Opening Sketch and Introduction by Andrea Gordan
Kevan Jones MP
Marc Rice Oxley of The Guardian
Paul Farmer Chief Executive of MIND
Posted by Ian Brealey at 03:31