Aroma therapy involves essential oils which stimulate sense of smell and give people a snse of wellbeing. They have a powerful mood enhancing and mind calming qualities. When used they help to relieve stress and anxiety, the two psychological states which reduce male libido. The smells not only help in maintaining the body's balance, it also helps people achieve a stress-free life.
Anxiety is something that all people want to get rid of. Stress reduction is an important activity that people want to engage in because anxiety can cause a lot of problems. Stress and anxiety can arise due to job, family matters, sexual life etc. Aromatherapy can help in situations like this; it has been proven to help not only in the physical sense but in the mental sense as well.
Stress and anxiety relieving essential oils can be diluted with carrier oils and applied on body. Or aromatherapy candles or incense sticks can be lit to fill the whole room with a relaxing atmosphere. These oils can be mixed in bathing water to make your bathing a comforting experience.
For physical health the incense to try would be one of the following - dragon's blood, amber, jasmine, or patchouli. Dragon's blood's scent can help in breaking a fever and in taking care of stomach problems like viruses, ulcers and diarrhoea. Hormonal imbalance in both men and women can be helped by the scent of jasmine while patchouli has helped some people strengthen nerves.
Meanwhile, to relieve stress and anxiety you may try essential oils like sandalwood, cedar, or lavender. Lavender, in oils or incense, creates an ambiance of calm and peace. People who suffer from mood swings and occasional depression find a great picker-upper in the musky scent of cedar. Meditation, a prime recommendation to people who lead stressful lifestyles, can be practiced successfully with rose incense. The scent of rose helps you focus your attention and may aid in memory retention as well.
We all know that stress related erectile dysfunction is very common in men these days. Stress also causes low libido in women. Use of scents to increase libido was a vogue in vedic times. Ayurveda recommends sandal and jasmine to relieve stress and these scents were part of Vajikarana Therapy. Thus essential oils can be used for low libido in men and women.
Dr.Savitha Suri is an ayurvedic Consultant Physician. She has an experience of 26 years in the field of ayurveda. The content is copyrighted to Dr.Savitha Suri and may not be reproduced on other websites. You can contact her for free online ayurvedic consultations at [email protected]
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