The Emotional Switchboard of the Brain : Limbic System
The word limbic comes from the Latin word limbus, meaning “border.”
Limbic system plays an important role in creating different emotions and feelings.
Emotions play an important role in our life, we all feel and face different emotions throughout a day. but do you know which part of the brain controls our emotions?
though the central nervous system controls our emotions, but its Limbic system and atomic nervous system which influence and vastly controls our emotions.
The main functions of the Limbic system are
Controlling emotions like anger and fear
Regulating eating, hunger and thirst
Responding to pain and pleasure
Controlling functioning of the autonomic nervous system, including things like pulse, blood pressure, breathing and arousal
Sensing sexual satisfaction
Controlling aggressive or violent behavior
Responding to sensory information, especially sense of smell
Now all these important emotions and functions are controlled by Limbic System. All these emotions like anger, fear, pain, pleasure decides our behavior in our daily life.
Our emotional health majorly depends on how we control our emotions. But how can we balance our emotions and live a stress free life?
Do you agree with me that any imbalance in our emotional state, affects our daily affairs?
the best part is it is proven that Limbic system Responding to sensory information, especially sense of smell.
3 aromatherapy oils which can be used for emotional healing
Bergamot is quite well known as anti-depressant. It reduces Cortisone harmone related to high stress states. Bergamot
lowers anxiety and stress, at the same time balancing Cartisol levels. It also promotes secretion of harmones like dopamine and serotonin.
Good for Insomnia
Bergamot also helpful in Insomnia, if having a good night sleep is your problem, try Bergamot. It will help to calm, relax and relieve tension. Add few drops in a diffuser, and its good to go!
Frankincense is another essential oil which can be used as anti-anxirty and anti- depressant. It also showed reduced heart rate and useful in high blood pressure.
It immediately induces the feeling of peace and relaxation.
Add few drops of Frankincense in a hot bat for instant relaxation and stress relief. You can also use it in a diffuser, to help fight anxiety.
Lavender is the most popular essential oils as it can be used for various reasons. It is anti- depressant, anti-oxident, calming, anti-microbial and it improves brain function.
Some study also shows its effects in reversing the dibetic conditions. Traditionally, lavender has been used to treat neurological issues like migraines, stress, anxiety and depression.
In some studies it is shown that Lavender Oil can decrease depression by 33%, decrease sleep disturbances, moodiness and overall health status.
Research also shows that lavender oil serves as a natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Essential oils are here for more than 2,500 + years. They are popular in therapatic uses, most because they give instant results. It benefit you form improving your memeory, balance harmone levels, and support healthy limbic sytem functions.
Use of Essential Oils creates psychological as well as physiological benefits which includes decreasing anxiety, and and even fatigue.
Though most of the time it is safe to use Essential oils, some oils may have stron reactions to your skin. So always better to use a carrier oil, if you want to apply directly to your skin.
Safest way to use essential oils is using oil diffusers or adding few drops to your bath. Emotional health can be maintained by using essential oils in our daily routine.
Which othe essential oil do you find useful in maintaining emotional health, pl let me know your experiences with essential oils in the comments below.