Aromatherapy is the science of using the fragrance of essential plant oils in healing treatments. Plants have been used for their healing properties for thousands of years. In 4500 B.C. for example, Egyptians used perfumed oils derived from natural sources. They knew that the aromatic quality of plants and herbs could improve digestion, and they used spices in their cooking. Garlic also provided antibacterial properties and helped to prevent epidemics. According to a translation of the inscription on the Pyramid of Cheops, every morning each slave, who worked to build the pyramid, was given a clove of garlic because its aromatic properties would provide him with strength and good health. Now aromatherapy is used with great success all over the world.
Aromatherapy is an energetic healing technique that uses the vibratory energy of various aromas to shift the body’s energy system and bring relief from physical symptoms. The aromas used are distilled directly from plants and placed in an oil base, forming what is called essential oils.
This is an excerpt from “The Healthy Family Handbook” e-book.