Numerous different types of herbal remedies have been used ever since the dawning of mankind. The medicine of ancient China and Egypt has always relied heavily on various different sorts of herbal preparations. It is pretty much safe to say that aromatherapy has existed for quite as long, but the term itself was only coined during the twentieth century. The people of Egypt have distilled various different sorts of essential oils and used them for the improvement of health, embalming of the dead and the production of perfumes. Herbal remedies may involve thousands and thousands of different types of plants, and some of them may not taste or smell that wonderful as some others do. Such nasty elements of certain herbal preparations can be masked by adding other plants which are characterized by stronger flavors and insignificant medicinal value. Numerous different sorts of essential oils can be used for a wide array of herbal preparations and remedies.
Eucalyptus oil is one of the most wonderful and the most beneficial types of essential oils. It is often used in vapor rubs and cough drops in all those who suffer from sore throat, coughing, congestion and all the other symptoms of common cold, influenza and all the other medical conditions which commonly affect the respiratory tract. Eucalyptus oil is also often used in humidifiers. Those who suffer from diabetes may also find eucalyptus oil to be very beneficial. Children under two years old should not use eucalyptus oil because it may lead to the occurrence of certain serious side effects.
Another highly beneficial essential oil is the one obtained from cinnamon. It is a very strong type of oil, in fact it is so strong that it may cause burns. It is very efficient in stimulating the mind, soothing a sore throat, relieving persistent cough and helping in sweating a fever out. Certain scientific studies have shown that cinnamon oil may come in very handy when it comes to controlling diabetes. The aforementioned mind stimulating properties can also be enjoyed in the form of cinnamon tea.
Peppermint oil is another potent essential oil. Peppermint is known for being a generally beneficial herbal remedy. This oil too can cause burns because it fairly strong. Peppermint can be used for the treatment of nausea, stomach flu, stomach sickness, upset stomach, coughing, dry mouth and a sore throat. Peppermint oil also has certain mind simulating properties.