For many years, traditional aromatherapy coached that oils were not be taken internally. However, the majority of essential oil knowledge pertained to the effects of essential oils through topical and aromatic use. In recent years, the internal use of essential oils has become a celebrated use and gained more popularity. A growing body of research suggests that the ingestions of most aromatic compounds are quite safe and can have incredible health benefits on many-body systems. These systems include the digestive, immune, and cardiovascular systems.
This year, a review article was published on the various effects of different essential oil constituents on the cardiovascular system specifically. The review covers mainly research from January 2011 to December 2015 and presents findings from 83 experimental research studies.
The cardiovascular system includes the heart, veins, arteries, and blood. Its primary function is to deliver oxygen and nutrients from the bloodstream to the tissues. Because of its crucial role in human life, the dysfunction of the cardiovascular system can be quite severe. Cardiovascular health is one of the most important keys to a long healthy life.
Cardiovascular health can be compromised by various internal stressors. In the review article, the authors presented data from multiple experimental models that mimicked these (and other) cardiovascular issues. The consensus from the research is that many essential oil constituents show promising activity on the cardiovascular system. The 83 studies included in the review article suggesting that the internal use of these oils can be useful for supporting healthy cardiovascular function via multiple mechanisms.