Although Essential Oils can't cure Alzheimers, they can have a big impact on those suffering from this terrible disease, delay the onslaught or make living with the condition a lot more comfortable while at the same time, reduce symptoms and signs of memory loss.
The fact is, because of the way essential oils and aromatherapy impact the brain and brain chemicals, it has been proven that they can ease symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia and have been found to do so without side effects.
Essential oils are beneficial for Alzheimers because of the ways they impact your brain and the chemicals in it.
According to a study of the use of rosemary and lemon essential oils in the morning, and lavender and orange in the evening, aromatherapy was found to have some potential for improving cognitive function, especially in AD patients.
Take one drop of Bergamot Essential Oil internally to alleviate insomnia, reduce anxiety and depression and improve symptoms of Alzheimers. You can use a gelatin capsule or put it in your food or water.
Put 15 drops of Bergamot in a cup of Epsom Salts and take a relaxing hot bath.
Apply it topically to your feet and the back of your neck. If used topically avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours.
Diffuse 20 drops into the air or inhale from a cotton ball placed inside your pillowcase. You can also put a couple drops on your palms and breath it in when needed.
note: Be careful using if you also have diabetes.
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Frankincense Essential Oil is known for it's ability to improve cognitive health and is increasingly used in Alzhimers, brain injury, and dementia.
It can be consumed by putting 2-3 drops in a gelatin capsule once a day.
When you inhale it, calming messages are sent to your brain which affect your emotion, motivation and long term memory.
Whenever you feel nervous or tense try rubbing a few drops on the bottoms of your feet, the back of your neck or under your nose.
Diffuse Frankincense Essential Oil can help you to overcome insomnia.
Diffuse Frankincense Essential Oil into the air to combat depression, anxiety and stress or inhale the oil from a tissue or cotton ball placed on your pillow at night.
Whenever you feel nervous or tense try rubbing a few drops on the bottoms of your feet. I have found it easiest to drop Frankincense oil on one foot and then use it to rub the other foot so I don't get any on my hands.
note: Frankincense has blood thinning effects
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Geranium Essential Oil works with the natural chemistry of your brain to help prevent memory loss.
Apply the oil to your temples, wrists and the back of your neck.
note: Avoid using if you are pregnant
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Lavender has been used for thousands of years in the bath to calm and relax the mind and body. Mix 15–20 drops in a cup of Epsom Salts and add it to your bath water. Try this at bed time to promote relaxation prior to going to sleep.
It can be applied topically to your temples, wrists and the soles of your feet.
Take one drop of Lavender Essential Oil internally to alleviate insomnia, reduce anxiety and depression and improve symptoms of Alzheimers. You can use a gelatin capsule or put it in your food or water.
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Lemon Essential Oil helps prevent premature aging and improves memory. It can also give your brain a boost.
Are you having problems with nightmares and insomnia, depression and anxiety?
note: Avoid use around cats
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Melisa Oil is one of the most studied essential oils for Alzheimers. It is known for it's ability to:
It is also known to act as an antioxidant to defend against free radicals.
note: Do not use during pregnancy
Rosemary can regenerate neurological tissue and boost your brain function.
A couple drops of Rosemary oil can also be placed on a tissue or on your palms and inhaled directly. This works great to remove a cloudy mind or confusion when your energy levels are low.
Apply topically across your forehead or under your nose.
note: Do not use if you have epilepsy or high blood pressure
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Sandalwood Essential Oil promotes memory and clarity.
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