|VETIVER Vetiveria zizanoides|
Vetiver is a complex, woods aroma that is renowned for its balancing and grounding uses. It also has historically been acknowledged for its soothing and calming effects and stimulating effects on the nervous system. Don’t be confused. Yes, even with its calming and relaxing effects, others have found it to be mentally and physically rejuvenating. Vetiver can be both calming and rejuvenating to the body and mind.
Most recently, parents have found it highly effective in treating ADD or ADHD as an alternative to Ritalin and other prescription medications.
Vetiver, with its calming properties, has been known to dispel anger, hysteria and irritability. Further, even neurotic behavior stemming from stress and tension has been reduced.
Apply 3-4 drops of Vetiver to a child’s back or the bottom of their feet using a carrier oil immediately following a shower and prior to bed time. With experience combine Vetiver with a balancing, uplifting, or relaxing blend to enhance the help. The synergistic combination with a single oil such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang or Clary Sage will also be effective.
Application has also historically proven helpful through the olfactory system (inhalation). Prepare a tissue cup or inhaler to be used when anxiety or other symptoms of ADHD are felt.
Use Vetiver with a carrier oil for a sensual massage and to enjoy its aphrodisiacal properties.
Research: Dr. Terry Friedman, M.D. did a 2 year study of children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old trying to identify essential oils useful in the treatment of ADD and ADHD. Vetiver was shown to be highly successful with 100% of the subjects over a 30 day period when the children felt "scatter brained." Dr. Friedman used an inhalation method.
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