Aromatherapy for Health Professionals by Len Price & Shirley Price [Price, Len & Price, Shirley]

By Len Price & Shirley Price [Price, Len & Price, Shirley]

"Aromatherapy for overall healthiness pros" covers the entire spectrum of idea and perform from crucial oil technology and the principles of perform to the appliance of aromatherapy for particular stipulations.

The fourth variation of this hugely profitable publication presents a transparent and authoritative creation to aromatherapy as practiced in glossy well-being care settings. It supplies important info for any health care professional wishing to strengthen their knowing of the topic, offering the in-depth wisdom had to use crucial oils within the perform setting.

NEW FOR THIS version

  • Two new chapters - Wound Care and Bereavement - supply invaluable additions to the textual content

  • The bankruptcy Aromas, brain and physique has been stronger

  • Several new crucial oils - giving houses, symptoms and cautions - were further

  • New case histories illustrate the sensible program of conception and strategies defined

  • References were up to date and new study further

The ebook is supported via a CD-ROM of ancillary tables protecting crucial oils for basic use in health-care settings together with symptoms for secure, healing makes use of of crucial oils; these for use with warning; and crucial oil definitions.

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If grown in the shade or humid regions a narcotic principle can develop (particularly so for green anise), and many of the oils in this family are neurotoxic because of the presence of particular ketones or phenolic ethers. Asteraceae Examples include Calendula officinalis (only available macerated in a fixed oil), the chamomiles, tagetes and tarragon. The essential oils from plants in the Asteraceae are taken from the flower heads. In the case of calendula they are macerated in a fixed oil – not distilled, so the fixed oil also contains larger non-volatile plant molecules, including some coloured molecules.

Angustifolia Miller and L. latifolia Medicus. ’, Lavandula spica–latifolia ‘Albert’, Lavandula x hortensis ‘Hy’, Lavandula x leptostachya ‘Pau’, etc. All these are in common use along with other names – Duraffourd (1982 p. 77) calls it Lavandula fragrans. This confused state of affairs prompted Tucker (1981) to research the situation and he reported that the correct name for lavandin is Lavandula x intermedia ‘Emeric’ ex ‘Loiseleur’, which covers all the lavandin cultivars, and Lavandula x intermedia is the name used in this book.

G. Thymus vulgaris ct. thujanol-4, T. vulgaris ct. geraniol, T. vulgaris ct. carvacrol, etc. Chemotypes are plants that look the same from the outside, but have different chemical constituents inside. ) • Hybrid: indicates natural or artificially produced crosses between species. g. Mentha x piperita, which is a cross between Mentha aquatica and Mentha spicata. When procuring and prescribing essential oils therapists must take care to identify precisely the plants from which they are derived, and this means giving not only the generic and specific names but also specifying, where necessary, the chemotype, variety, etc.

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