Vetiver is one of my most favorite oils ever! It’s very calming and grounding and is fabulous for relaxation, grounding, clearing the mind, and promoting a good night’s sleep. Vetiver originates from a perennial grass native to the tropical regions in Asia. Because this eo is produced from the steam distillation of the plant’s root, the oil has a very woodsy scent.
Vetiver can be used to promote focus, especially when paired with Lavender & Cedarwood Oil.
DR. TERRY FRIEDMAN, M.D.
This case study was conducted for two years, from 1999-2001. Using Children between the ages of 6 to 12 years. Twenty subjects not diagnosed with ADD/ADHD were used as the control group. Twenty subjects with a confirmed diagnoses of ADD/ADHD were used as the study group.
Each group was pre-tested using a baseline evaluation with real time EEG and The T.O.V.A. Scale.
The essential oils chosen for the case study were Lavender, Vetiver, Cedarwood and Brain Power (a blend of Frankincense, Sandalwood, Melissa, Cedarwood, Blue Cypress, Lavender and Helichrysum.)
The oils were administered in this fashion: one of the oils were administered by inhalation 3 times a day for 30 days. An inhalation device was also used at night to administer a continuous inhalation of oil.
The subject then inhaled when needed, about 3 times during the day when they began to feel “scattered”. The inhalation of the oils proved to settle the brainwaves back into normal patterns and improved their scholastic performance and behavioral patterns.
Each subject was tested on each oil for 30 days and then reevaluated by testing. Then another oil was used for 30 days and reevaluated, until each of the oils had been tested. Lastly, oil combinations were used, each for a 30 day period. (Brain Power with Lavender, with Cedarwood, and Vetiver.)
The final results were: Lavender increased performance by 53%, Cedarwood increased performance by 83% and Vetiver increased performance by 100%.”
*This study was published in the American Medical Association Journal.
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