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D. Aromatherapy Supplies

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C. Physiological and Psychological Effects Reference

We’ve learned that aromatherapy has significant therapeutic potential because each volatile plant oil has a unique combination of chemical compounds that interact with the body’s chemistry. As a result, body organs, systems, and functions respond to volatile plant oils (physiological effects). We also know that the inhalation of volatile plant oils triggers an olfactory response, …

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A. Course Glossary

Absolute: Volatile, complex mixtures of chemical compounds extracted by solvent and alcohol. Absorption (Skin): A route through which components of volatile plant oils enter the body through the skin. Abstract: A summary of the completed research described in a research article, including a brief description of results. Adipose Tissue: A connective tissue consisting mainly of …

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Appendix A: Resources

Congratulations! Well done! You’ve worked hard, and you’ve completed this challenging course. I want to thank you for persisting through this technical material and mastering this content. Take a moment to celebrate because: Lesson 01 (Aromatherapy and Volatile Plant Oils): You have, defined aromatherapy, described the production and function of volatile oils in aromatic plants, outlined …

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D. Psychological Effects and Indications

We know that volatile plant oils produce psychological effects causing changes in people’s minds, emotions, and behaviors. We’ve learned that when people inhale volatile plant oils, they experience olfactory responses. In addition, aromas act directly on the central nervous system, the amygdala, brain chemistry, and emotional expression. Also important in this discussion are lavender’s powerful …

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C. Physiological Effects and Indications

We learned that more than 100 chemical compounds make up L. angustifolia essential oil, explaining its reputation as an aromatherapy cure-all and its many physiological effects. Lavender also demonstrates notable psychological benefits through its action on the nervous system and on important neurotransmitters. These psychological effects (discussed in the following topic) support many of lavender’s …

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