Go to a doctor in the West for a bit of anxiety and they will prescribe antidepressants such as Zoloft. Chances are your doctor will have a prescription pad in his or her hand when they walk into the room. The long term side effects of these drugs are not known, although we now know through many studies that most of them will cause liver damage after long usage. But remember this:
No doctor in the West will prescribe any alternative treatment, such as aromatherapy.
Some might tell you to exercise and take vitamins to combat anxiety, but most won’t even do that. The medical community dances on the strings held by the pharmaceutical companies and the name of the game in pharmaceuticals is to give people synthetic drugs that are addictive and costly so that they can make money.
One hundred years ago, heroin was used as a cough medicine for children. Cocaine was put into Coca Cola and arsenic was considered “good for the complexion.” Perhaps, one hundred years from now, our descendants will be talking about how people were prescribed lethal substances to “cure” them from various ailments.
Aromatherapy is not a “new drug” just off the market. Aromatherapy is all natural, and can make a big difference in your anxiety levels. It consists of using essential oils in various ways to promote healing. Essential oils are derived from all natural products such as plants, trees, fruit, etc. There are over 100 essential oils commonly used today, and they are used to treat a variety of different maladies, just as they have been for thousands of years.
Most doctors will tell you that aromatherapy is a crock, even though the essential oils have been used for such a long time and have been imitated in synthetic products produced by laboratories. It is not in the best interest of the medical community for you to stay healthy. They want you to keep coming back to get those pills for minor ailments. But I want to give you my list of top 10 best essential oils that you can begin using to lessen your anxiety levels, and give your body that feeling of optimum health today, and they are:
1) Lavender. Lavender has a floral scent and is used as a top note in perfumery. It is used to treat just about everything – from acne to vertigo. It is one of the
safest of all of the essential oils and one of the few that can be used directly on the skin. Lavender buds are also boiled like tea and consumed internally.
2) Lemon. Citrus scent like lemons only much stronger in an essential oil. It is used to treat athlete’s foot, colds, oily skin, acne, and even warts. Like most of the citrus derived essential oils, it is photo toxic and should not be used in the sunlight.
3) Lemongrass. The medicinal purposes of this essential oil are similar to lemon, but it can also be used to treat flatulence and as an insect repellant. It should not be used on children or with people who have an enlarged prostate or glaucoma.
4) Lime. A citrus scent used as a top note in perfumes and treats the same things as lemon essential oil. As with lemon, it is photo toxic so avoid the sunlight 12 hours after using lime essential oil.
5) Mandarin. Has a citrus scent and is used as a top note in perfumery. It is good for wrinkles and minor skin conditions. It has also been known to treat insomnia.
6) Neroli. Both floral and citrus, this is used for mild depression, insomnia and is a potent aphrodisiac.
7) Nutmeg. A rich and spicy scent that is used as a middle note in perfumery. Nutmeg is also used to treat constipation, fatigue, nausea and aches and pains. It can be toxic if used in large amount. If taken orally to an extreme, can produce effects similar to hallucinogenic drugs.
8) Orange. There are two types of orange – bitter and sweet. Both are used to treat constipation, colds, flatulence, and stress. Sunlight should be avoided for 12 hours after using orange essential oil.
9) Patchouli. Mainly used to treat acne, minor skin conditions, stress and as an insect repellent. It is also a powerful aphrodisiac.
10) Peppermint. Peppermint is used to treat headaches, nausea and flatulence as well as vertigo and anxiety. It should not be used if a person has a fever and should not be taken internally as it can be toxic. Those with epilepsy should avoid taking peppermint.
So there you have it. Give aromatherapy a real shot as a sidekick to taking care the root of your anxiety condition, and you may just have a winning combination in your hands.