Essential Oils and Heart Disease
Heart Disease: How Essential Oils Can Help?
Heart disease is a main cause of death among men and women, which is also a widespread problem in the world today. Every year, millions of people die because of heart attack and the problems related to heart. In scientific language, heart disease is also referred as cardiovascular disease, which is related to several conditions damaging heart and blood vessels. Problems such as hypertension, congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, coronary artery disease, etc are the subtypes of heart problems. These problems weaken the heart and stop it from functioning in proper manner. These problems of heart disease start due to reasons such as modern lifestyle, bad eating habits, excess of weight, smoking, alcohol, and lack of exercise.
For reducing the risk of heart attack, people use various kinds of measures such as surgery, long time medications, yoga, and exercises. These measures are effective and important, however, these show results in long term, and it is not every one’s cup of tea to stick to these options for long time. To make these measures work more effectively and show results in short time, one can try using essential oils through aromatherapy, which is one of the oldest suggestive measure to improve heart health and overall well being.
Basically problems of heart start with three main reasons: high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and high cholesterol. In these cases, aromatherapy works as an agent, which helps in reducing the root causes of these problems. The main root cause of high blood pressure is hypertension, which can be of varied types. There are several types of essential oils available in market that is used in reducing hypertension. To apply essential oil topically, one need to dilute it with any carrier oil as aroma oil can evaporate if applied alone. Carrier oil such as coconut oils, grapeseed oil, etc assists in absorption of pure essential oils, perfectly in body.
On applying blend of oils regularly three times a day on key areas like wrist, back of the neck, over the heart and on carotidal arteries, one can reduce the risk of heart problems effectively. For better result, one has to quit tobacco, excessive salt, alcohol, and the products that can increase blood pressure. The most used essential oils for curing heart problems and strengthening heart are peppermint, lavender, rose, cassia, frankincense, helichrysum, pine, vetiver, and ylang ylang. There are different kinds of oils that are used according to the specific heart problems, so, before using them it is recommended to consult an aroma therapist.