Essential Oils and the Blood Brain Barrier. What’s the BIG deal?

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Essential oils affect our minds and our emotions. All aromas have a potential emotional impact that can reach deep into the psyche, both relaxing the mind and uplifting the spirit.

Our sense of smell is estimated to be 10,000 times more acute than our other senses and sensitive to some 10,000 chemical compounds. Once registered, scent travels faster to the brain than either sight or sound.
A blood-brain barrier is 8 cells in thickness. The number of cells which constitute the layer around the olfactory nerve is only 4 to 5 cells thick. Hence, it is very easy for the oils to pass straight through to the brain when breathed in through the nose.

“When essential oils are inhaled through the nose, tiny nerves send an immediate signal to the brain and go straight to work on the systems that moderate our minds and bodies. Inhalation can be the most direct delivery method of these incredibly nurturing components in essential oils, since the chemical messengers in the nasal cavity have direct access to the brain.”

How does it all work?

Because of the tiny molecular structure of the components of an essential oil, they are extremely concentrated. One drop contains approximately 40 million-trillion molecules.

Numerically that is a 4 with 19 zeros after it: 40,000,000,000,000,000,000.

We have 100 trillion cells in our bodies and that’s a lot. But one drop of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies with 40,000 molecules. Considering that it only takes only one molecule of the right kind to open a receptor site and communicate with the DNA to alter cellular function, you can see why even inhaling a small amount of oil vapor can have profound effects on the body, brain, and emotions. Sometimes too many oil molecules overload the receptor sites, and they freeze up without responding at all, when a smaller amount would have been justright. This is why we say that when using oils, “sometimes less is better.” Sometimes more is better, too. Knowing the difference is the art of aromatherapy.

Essential oils are mixtures of dozens, even hundreds, of constituents, all of which are composed of carbon and hydrogen and sometimes oxygen. All essential oils are principally composed of a class of organic compounds built of “isoprene units.”

An isoprene unit is a set of five connected carbon atoms with eight hydrogens attached. Their molecular weight is only 68 amu, which is very small, indeed. Molecules built of isoprene units are all classified as “terpenes.” Terpenes are what make essential oils unique in the world of natural substances.

Phenylpropanoids are compounds of carbon-ring molecules incorporating one isoprene unit. They are also called hemiterpenes. There are dozens of varieties of phenylpropanoids.

They are found in:
Clove (90%),
Cassia (80%),
Basil (75%),
Cinnamon (73%),
Oregano (60%),
Anise (50%),
Peppermint (25%).

While they can create conditions where unfriendly germs cannot live, the most important function performed by phenylpropanoids is that they CLEAN the receptor sites on the cells. Without clean receptor sites, cells cannot communicate and the body malfunctions, resulting in sickness.

Monoterpenes are compounds of two isoprene units, which is ten carbon atoms and sixteen hydrogen atoms per molecule-molecular weight 136 amu. There are an estimated 2,000 varieties of monoterpenes.

Monoterpenes are found in most essential oils:
Galbanum (80%),
Angelica (73%),
Hyssop ((70%),
Rose of Sharon (54%),
Peppermint (45%),
Juniper (42%),
Frankincense (40%),
Spruce (38%),
Pine (30%),
Cypress (28%),
Myrtle (25%).

While offering a variety of we’ll being properties, the most important ability of the monoterpenes is that they may REPROGRAM miswritten information in the cellular memory. With improper coding in the DNA, cells malfunction and diseases result.

Sesquiterpenes are compounds of three isoprene units, which is fifteen carbons and twenty-four hydrogens per molecule-molecular weight 204 amu. There are more than 10,000 kinds of sesquiterpenes.

Sesquiterpenes are the principal constituents of:
Cedarwood (98%),
Vetiver (97%),
Spikenard (93%),
Sandalwood (Aloes) 90%,
Black Pepper (74%),
Patchouli (71%),
Myrrh (62%),
Ginger (59%).
They are also found in Galbanum, Onycha and Frankincense (8%).

Sesquiterpene molecules deliver oxygen molecules to cells, like hemoglobin does in the blood. Sesquiterpenes can also ERASE or DEPROGRAM miswritten codes in the DNA.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has said that if they could find an agent that would pass the blood-brain barrier, they would be able to find cures for ailments such as Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Such agents already exist and have been available since Biblical times. The agents, of course, are essential oils-particularly those containing the brain oxygenating molecules of sesquiterpenes.
The big triple punch combination of “PMS” (Phenylpropanoids,
Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes) found in essential oils are very powerful!

That is because this combination offers the following:

First, you CLEAN the receptor sites allowing the proper transfer of hormones, peptides, neurotransmitters, steroids and other intracellular messengers. (The Phenylpropanoids do that.)

Second, you DEPROGRAM or ERASE the wrong information from cellular memory stored in the DNA. (The Sesquiterpenes take care of that.)

Third, you REPROGRAM the cells with the correct information so they can function properly. (The Monoterpenes do this.)

What they simply do is to restore the body back to it’s natural state of balance and health. While a specific oil may have one or two of these three classes of compounds as it’s predominant chemistry, all the Biblical oils contain some of all of them. Astounding!

So there you have it in a nutshell:
The way the blood brain barrier works and the biochemistry of one of the ways essential oils may help achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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