Popular Therapeutic Usages of Aromatic Oil

Popular Therapeutic Usages of Aromatic Oil

In our previous blog article, we have mentioned how plant-based Aromatic Oils (AO) can be useful in treating and preventing certain infections and diseases. In our latest blog, we will describe some of the popular herbal aromatic oils and their various medical usages.


Eucalyptus is amongst the most popular AOs around the world, which has been actively used in Ayurvedic, Greek, Chinese & other traditional medication systems. It is highly effective in treating cough, cold, and other respiratory ailments. It is also used in popular OTC drugs such as Vicks vapor rub. It can react with mucous membranes thereby enabling them to loosen up. It is also believed that they help relieve other severe respiratory conditions such as sinusitis & Asthma.  Due to its anti-inflammatory nature, it is also used frequently in oils, balms, & ointments used for treating muscle injuries, cold sores, and joint pains.


Inhalation of Lavender Oil is believed to have numerous therapeutic & curative properties. The main constituents of lavender are linalool, linalyl acetate, 1,8-cineole B-ocimene, terpinene-4-ol, and camphor.  There is growing medical evidence that suggests Lavender Oil is highly beneficial in treating psychological disorders. It has mood-boosting, anticonvulsive, and neurological disorders. Linalool inhibits acetylcholine release and alters ion channel function at the neuromuscular junction, thereby helping in the treatment of anxiety disorders & related ailments. Inhalation of Lavender before sleep is also believed to treat insomnia and restlessness.

Lemon Grass

Known for its rich citrus scent, Lemon Grass is rich in antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, & anti-inflammatory properties.  Due to its anti-bacterial nature, it can be used to combat infections, heal wounds, and manage skin diseases.


A Mediterranean herb, Thyme is laced with strong antibacterial elements and is used to treat bacterial & fungal infections. They are used as a germ-killer in mouth wash. Although there is a dearth of sufficient research, Thyme might be effective in treating congestion, fever, & coughs. It can also reduce respiratory tract infections and the common cold.


Rosemary is another Mediterranean herb that has been used for medical & therapeutic purposes across the Greek, Egyptians, and Roman civilizations. It is rich in alpha-Pinene, which has anti-inflammatory & anti-septic nature. Likewise, it has camphor, which makes it a popular natural medicine for cough & congestion. It can also help fight against anxiety, stress, & positively stimulate the nervous system.


Backed by various anecdotal & in-vitro research, the applications of AO are set to rise in the times to come like the next line of defence against disease prevention & cure. They are used in a wide range of ailments. However, if the situation worsens, it is not advisable to solely rely on them. Under such a situation, medical consultation should be availed.


All across the globe, there is a growing inclination for natural and herbal medicines and supplements. Likewise, individuals want to delimit the use of factory manufactured chemicals. As increasingly people are opting for a natural and sustainable lifestyle, the demand for AO will ramp-up. Apart from aromas & lifestyle products, such rich natural ingredients are going to see wider applications in treating health ailments & ensuring overall physical and psychological wellbeing. They will be frequently used across diffusers, nebulizers, sprays, inhalers, etc. However, looking at their virtues & limited side-effects, a host of new product lines comprising of balms, colognes, bath solutions, bottle rolls, etc. are also becoming popular.

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