Aromatherapy Herb Garden

One of the aspects we enjoy about growing herbs is the scent.
Aroma is very evocative, and aromatherapy is growing in importance today.
This garden has been designed not to create one’s own oils, which is a complex process, but to have those aromas around that help our everyday lives, and to make an attractive garden, as the plants all have useful qualities apart from their aroma.
The sweet marjoram, basil, thyme, fennel and rosemary are excellent culinary herbs. The chamomile and lemon balm make good herbal teas help one relax.
We have placed paving stones in the garden to make access to the plants easier.
However, when this garden becomes established, the stones will barely show.
We included a list of the herbs in this garden with the properties of the essential oil.
Aromatherapy garden

Herb

1. Sweet Basil {Ocimum basilicum}  Concentration
2. Bergamot {Monarda fistulosa}  Uplifting
3. Roman Chamomile {Chamaemelum nobile}  Relaxing
4. Fennel {Foeniculum vulgare}  Antitoxic
5. Rose Geranium {Pelargonium graveolens}  Relaxing
6. Hyssop {Hyssopus officinalis}  Sedative
7. Juniper {Juniperus communis}  Stimulant
8. Lemon Balm {Melissa officinalis}  Antidepressant
9. Lavender {Lavandula angustifolia}  Soothing
10. Rosemary {Rosmarinus officinalis}  Invigorating
11. Sweet Marjoram {Origanum marjorana}  Calming
 12. Thyme {Thymus vulgaris}  Stimulant

Aromatherapy: The Sweet Smell of Pain Relief

Lavender essential oil has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory chemicals; it can soothe the soul and alleviate pain.
Ever thought of using your nose to help ease your pain?
Volatiles in essential oils can easily enter your body via your olfactory system and adjust brain electrical activity to alter your perception of pain.
Clinical aromatherapists commonly use lavender, peppermint, chamomile, and damask rose for pain relief and relaxation. A report from Nursing Clinics of North America says that massage with lavender relieves pain and enhances the effect of orthodox pain medication. Lavender and chamomile oils are gentle enough to be used with children and, in blends, have relieved children’s pain from HIV, encephalopathy-induced muscle spasm, and nerve pain. Both oils contain anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic chemicals, and exert sedative, calming action.
Rose essential oil contains pain-reducing eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, and geraniol; but the report’s author suggests it may also alter the perception of pain because it embodies the soothing aromas of the garden.