Saturday, November 29, 2014

Essential Oils for Concentration & Memory

The following essential oils are often used to help promote good concentration and memory.  They are usually diffused into the air or massaged onto the body.  You can purchase them from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Peppermint Essential OilHas many culinary and pharmaceutical uses. It is also used for its soothing qualities on the digestive system. Avoid in epilepsy and while pregnant. May cause skin irritation. Avoid with homeopathics. Mild climate stress in the growing conditions of the plant increases the oil content and sesquiterpene levels in the oil. Purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE. 

Rosemary Essential OilBest known for its aid in memory and hair loss. It is also considered a symbol of love, and the sprigs have been traditionally used in wedding ceremonies. Rosmarinus is Latin for dew (ros) of the sea (marinus). Avoid in epilepsy, hypertension, and while pregnant. Avoid with homeopathics. Purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE. 

Lemon Essential OilAll parts of the lemon have used around the house and medicinally. The oil has been used around the house as a cleaning agent, and medicinally it has an affinity with the digestive system. Lemons are harvested while they are still green to yield a higher quality oil. It takes over 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilo (2.2 lbs) of expressed oil. May cause skin irritation. Phototoxic. Purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE. 

Basil Essential OilBasil has many aromatic properties. Ocimum is derived from the Greek word osme, which means to smell. Avoid in epilepsy or while pregnant. May cause skin irritation. Basil is a sacred plant in India, and used in ayurvedic medicine. Purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE. 

Eucalyptus Essential OilEucalyptus is one of the oldest native medicines used in Australia. It is known now for its use in inhalants and vapor rubs, and as a household disinfectant and cleaner. The word eucalyptus is derived from Greek meaning “well covered”. This refers to part of the calyx that initially covers the flower. Avoid while pregnant and with homeopathics. May cause skin irritation. Purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE. 



I found the information for this blog post from Mountain Rose Herbs. Visit them HERE

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.