Natural remedies are simple, easy to try and have no harmful effects. Problems like hangover, hay fever and jet lag can be easily treated using natural remedies. This article discusses how aromatherapy can be helpful in treating hangover, hay fever and jet lag. Just read this article and you will find a list of essential oils helpful in these conditions.
1. Hangover – The prime cause of a hangover (headache, upset stomach, lethargy, nausea) is dehydration, so try to drink plenty of water or fruit juice on waking and last thing the night before, if possible. Then try the following aromatherapy treatment.
First, make a cold compress to which you add one drop of juniper oil and one drop of fennel oil. Apply to your forehead and temples. Next, blend three drops of rose oil in 1 fl oz (25 ml) of a carrier oil and massage it into the liver area the lower right side of your ribs and just below them.
Rose oil helps to detoxify the liver. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is important as well as it will flush the toxins out of your system more efficiently.
2. Hay fever – This is actually an allergic reaction caused by the pollens of various shrubs, trees and grasses. Symptoms include sneezing, running nose and sore red eyes. Aromatherapy can ease hay fever, but wont cure it.
Add six drops of hyssop oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam. Alternatively, mix six drops of hyssop oil in 2 fl oz (50 ml) of carrier oil and massage it into your cheeks and under your nose regularly. People prone to epilepsy should avoid hyssop.
3. Jet lag – This affects you when your internal body clock becomes disorientated. It can cause changes in your normal eating and sleep patterns and is generally debilitating.
During you flight, drink plenty of water and soft drinks, avoid alcohol and eat little. Sleep if you can, and before traveling make up this aromatherapy blend. Add four drops of rosemary, four drops of ylang-ylang and four drops of lemon oil to 4 fl oz (100 ml) of carrier oil. During your flight, massage it into your neck, face and the back of your neck up to the base of your skull. On arrival, pour some of the blend into a warm bath and soak in it for at least 15 minutes.
Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.