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Searches for Rosemary Oil have Skyrocketed 135%

Analysis of Google search data has revealed that online searches for ‘rosemary oil’ have skyrocketed 135% over the past year in the UK due to the huge surge of interest generated through TikTok. A new finding by beauty and wellness marketplace Fresha analysed Google search data for searches related to the hair hack, which revealed a 135% increase over the past year and a 695% increase over the past five years just in the United Kingdom.

Essential Oils, Coronavirus & COVID19

The immune system is a highly complex system that contributes both to the maintenance of a healthy body and defence against harmful pathogens. Certain existing health factors and mental states can make it difficult for the immune system to be fully effective. Natural remedies such as essential oils can support the body’s immune response and, more generally, can offer support to the ‘whole person’ as well.

Essential Oils to Aid Post Viral Recovery of Anosmia

Professor Thomas Hummel and colleagues (Damm et al 2013, Hummel 2009) devised a system of re-training olfactory receptors after the loss of the sense of smell, using four essential oils (rose, eucalyptus, clove and lemon) to stimulate re-growth and reactivation of olfactory receptors and epithelium supporting cells at the roof of the nose.

How SARS-CoV-2 Enters Human Cells & Essential Oils

How SARS-CoV-2 enters human cells is a high priority for deciphering its mystery and curbing its spread. The entry of enveloped viruses into cells is known to occur via two primary pathways: some viruses deliver their genomes to the cytosol after their envelopes fuse with the plasma membrane at the cell surface, whereas others take advantage of the cell's endocytic machinery.

The Role of Aromatherapy in Maternity Care

By law only midwives can practice midwifery and provide care and deliver babies, with notable exceptions. Women today are demanding more control of choices in maternity care. Evaluation and audit of maternity services has encouraged questions into the necessity of many traditional practices, and care has been adapted accordingly including the use of aromatherapy.

Biochemical Aromatherapy and Stress

In response to a given worry or perceived threat, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system is activated, which is the emotional centre of our brain where we transform our emotional responses into physical responses. Various biochemicals HPA triggers in relation to stress - the production and release of neurotransmitters, hormones and proteins and essential oils that counteract it:

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