An A-Z Aromatherapy Author:Patricia Davis With today's emphasis on holistic cures and natural treatments, it is no wonder that the science of aromatherapy is enjoying an enormous resurgence in popularity. Although it may seem very "new age, " this "whole person" treatment dates back thousands of years, having its roots in the ancient healing practices of humankind. The Egyptians used ar... more »omatics for medicinal and cosmetic purposes, as well as to embalm the bodies of their dead. The Babylonians used medicinal plants and the Greeks and Romans used aromatherapy to heal wounds. China also has an ancient tradition of herbal medicine that continues to this day. Still, for all its ancient origins, modern aromatherapy is in its infancy. This practical guide lists in alphabetical order not only all the plants and oils used in treatment, but also their properties, history, and the various symptoms they relieve. It also lists the illnesses of both body and mind that can be treated by aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy: An A-Z is a complete guide to the art and science of using essential plants and oils in treatments. It lists, in alphabetical order for easy reference, not only all the plants and oils used in aromatherapy, but also their properties, history, and the symptoms they relieve. Furthermore, this reference book lists the illnesses of both body and mind that can be treated by aromatherapy.« less