Aromatherapy: Geranium – Natural Hormone Treatment
Article by KG Stiles. LMT, CAT, CBP, RBT
Effective research and clinical evaluation has been done in Germany on the main chemical components found in Geranium oil. Clinical results were found for alcohol geraniol found in Geranium oil.
The results of these studies show successful treatment for autonomic nervous system imbalances.The autonomic nervous system is known to stimulate our hormonal production and response.
Autonomic nervous system balance is an essential KEY for healthy functioning of the body, mind and emotions.
Manifestations of autonomic nervous system imbalance include common symptoms of headache, hot flashes, irregular heartbeat, nervousness, depression and anxiety.
“Vegetative dystony” is the term used to describe autonomic nervous system imbalance and its accompanying symptoms.
According to Dr. Andrew Weil medical vocabulary for imbalances of the autonomic nervous system practically do not exist in North American medicine.
However both Germany and Japan, two modern day industrial giants, acknowledge the condition and use the term “vegetative dystony.”
Our modern day lifestyle promotes our living in a chronic condition of stress and subject to an increasing array of environmental toxins. These two conditions are cited as primary causes for autonomic nervous system imbalances and resulting hormonal disturbances.
There are many varieties of Geranium oil available. Geranium oils from Madagascar are by far the finest available and most researched for their therapeutic effect of balancing hormones.
The Bourbon variety of Geranium oil from Madagascar is considered by many to be the most desirable for hormonal balance.
Geranium Bourbon has an especially heady and sensual aroma that will energize your senses. The Geranium graveolens variety from Bourbon is my personal favorite geranium oil in a blend!
Considered the poor woman’s Rose Oil Rose Geranium (Pelargonium roseum) has a fresh, slightly rosy scent and is excellent as a stand alone oil. As with other Geranium oils from Madagascar Rose Geranium mixes well with many oils and its effects are similar.
Geranium oil is known to be useful in regulating physical, mental, and emotional imbalances.
Geranium oil has an especially calming and uplifting effect on the emotions. It is helpful for relieving depression, nervousness and fear.
Definitely a first-aid oil every woman should consider having on hand.Geranium’s tonifying action helps relieve nervous emotional conditions like anxiety, confusion, depression, lethargy, enegy swings and tearfulness.
Geranium oil gently balances extremes.
When you are feeling out of sync try Geranium oil to gently reconnect with yourself.
Geranium oil is an effective aid for re-establishing your body’s own natural rhythms.
Women have used Geranium successfully for years to relieve premenstrual conditions and to smoothly navigate the menopausal period.
Geranium has been used to treat an assortment of symptoms, including hormonal imbalances, premenstrual tension and a variety of menopausal conditions.
Geranium oil relieves congestion – especially of the breast tissue and improves circulation.
Excellent for stimulating and cleansing the lymphatic system Geranium oil promotes a healthy immune system.
Promotes detoxification and is helpful for overcoming addiction, constipation, indigestion, fluid retention.
May relieve phlebitis and inflamed hemorrhoids.
Geranium is excellent for ALL skin types! Its regulating properties make it useful for balancing too oily, dry or combination skin types.
Geranium oil soothes sensitive or irritated skin.
Useful for treating the following skin conditions: ringworm, acne, burns, bruises, shingles, herpes, eczema, dermatitis.
In Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, the sweet and slightly spicy aroma of Geranium oil is ideal to regulate and pacify ALL the Doshas. Vata, Pitta and Kapha bodymind types respond well to the balancing effects of Geranium oil.
Symptoms of Vata imbalance are premenstrual syndrome, constipation, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, anxiety and worry.
Symptoms of Pitta imbalance are high blood pressure, anger, frustration and emotional upsets, inability to go with the flow.
Symptoms of Kapha imbalance are high cholesterol, low metabolic forces, slow to lose weight, fluid retention, stagnation and blockage, lethargy and depression.
BLEND WITH: Clary Sage, Rose, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Lavender and Chamomile.
CAUTION: Geranium can lower blood sugar and should be avoided in cases of hypoglycemia. Due to its hormonal effect avoid Geranium during pregnancy.
PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.
Aromatherapy is a gentle and noninvasive complementary health care system used for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind, spirit and emotions to enhance your health. Properly administered essential oils are a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being and can produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.
About the Author
KG Stiles is a certified aromatherapist practicing in Ashland, OR USA. PurePlant Essentials is her line of pure organic essential oils. Order ROSE GERANIUM http://www.kgstiles.com/moreinfo/geranium.htm Order GERANIUM BOURBON http://www.kgstiles.com/moreinfo/geraniumbourbon.htm See PurePlant Essentials Aromatherapy Products Menu http://www.kgstiles.com/pureplantessentials.html Mahalo!