Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person's mind, mood, cognitive function or health.

Some essential oils such as tea tree have demonstrated anti-microbial effects, but there is still a lack of clinical evidence demonstrating efficacy against bacterial, fungal, or viral infections. Evidence for the efficacy of aromatherapy in treating medical conditions remains poor, with a particular lack of studies employing rigorous methodology, but some evidence exists that essential oils may have therapeutic potential.

Read more about AromatherapyHistory, Modes of Application, Materials, Theory, Choice and Purchase, Popular Uses, Efficacy, Safety Concerns

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... Basil oil is used in making perfumes, as well as in aromatherapy Bay oil is used in perfumery Aromatherapeutic for sprains, colds, flu, insomnia, rheumatism ... Bergamot oil, used in aromatherapy and in perfumes ... Cardamom seed oil, used in aromatherapy and other medicinal applications ...