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Bergamot, lavender, eucalyptus. Their fragrance supports not only health, but also well-being

MedExpress Team

Published Feb. 22, 2024 11:40

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A warm summer in the countryside, a yeast cake is baking in the oven at grandma's house, and the sweet aroma of fruits ripening in the garden is in the air.... Who among us has smelled those carefree moments? Smell and the sensations associated with it play a unique role in our lives. Scents can evoke memories, determine purchasing decisions and mood, but most importantly - they have a multi-level effect on the body. How to support health and well-being with them? Here is expert advice.

Aromatherapy is a practice that has been used for thousands of years. As far back as ancient Greece, Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine, recommended its use, arguing that baths and massages using natural essential oils were a recipe for good health. Oils extracted from wild plants have unique properties that can be used for a variety of purposes - from relieving stress and improving the quality of sleep, to improving concentration and supporting healing processes in the body. What other benefits do fragrances bring us?


The sense of smell in humans is extremely sensitive, so that scents can have an instant effect on our brains. In practice, this means that we respond quickly to the effects of essential oils, feeling their effects on our mood, including relaxation or concentration. Often it is specific aromas that bring back memories of past moments, people or places. This is because they have the power to remember - both positive and negative memories, and through these associations can put us in a state of deep relaxation or, on the contrary, stimulate and refresh the m...

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