In ancient times, the people used plants and herbs to cure numerous
diseases and afflictions; in reality modern pharmacopeia’s
uses the natural plant and herbs of our earth in the elaboration
of the medicines, tonics and all matter of prescribed and over the
counter drugs we use.
Today; Natural medicine in its simplest form is less risky and
more economical to Aleve the pains and sufferings humans have
that don’t require surgery.
Since India is a major country in cultivating the number of Herbs
and aromatic plants. The cultivation of these herbs are depends
upon the Soil condition, climate and many other geographic conditions.
India is having wide variety of soils ranging from rich loams
to poor late rite and having warm humid climate with plenty of
sunshine and huge rainfalls.
In view of this reward, India is playing major role in the Global
market in export of many herb, extracts, essential oils, aromatic
oils, floral extracts etc.,
History of Aromatherapy
The history of the use of aromatic oils on the body goes back
at least 2,000 years before Christ. There are records in the
bible of the use of plants and their oils, both in treatment
of illness and for religious purpose. The Egyptians, Chinese,
Greeks and Romans, who brought the idea to Great Britain, used
them over the centuries. The earliest written record of their
use in England was in the thirteenth century, and from that
time a great increase was shown both in oils produced and treatments
What is Aromatherapy?
”Aromatherapy is the inhalation and application
of volatile essential oils from aromatic plants to restore or
enhance health, beauty and well-being”. It is
the therapeutic use of odoriferous substances obtained from
flowers, plants and aromatic shrubs. Not only can it be used
to treat and cure illness effectively but perhaps even more
importantly it can also help to prevent us losing good health
in the first place.
The primary form of aromatherapy application involves using
essential oils in the following ways:
to the skin via massage, diluted in carrier oil.
Essential oils work in harmony with the body to normalize and
balance. They produce certain effects that we can count on,
but can also adapt to the needs of different people. Used for
their undisputed anti-microbial and antiseptic effects, essential
oils are not only less toxic than synthetic antibiotics but
also support life (eubiotic) by working with the body's own
natural healing abilities (thru which the only true healing
occurs). Certain oils, such as Roman chamomile, have cytophylactic
(cell regeneration), antiseptic, and wound healing effects as
well as anti-fungal and anti-inflammative properties making
them the ultimate active principles for holistic natural skin-care.
There are approximately 300 essential oils. These highly concentrated
substances are solvent extracted, distilled or expressed from
aromatic herbs, flowers, and trees. Essential oils are chemically
complex and contain hormone-like properties, as well as vitamins,
minerals, and natural antiseptics.
It is believed that the essential oil aroma activates the "pharmacy"
within our brains. The neurochemicals, such as serotonin and
endorphins, are the message that our brain uses to communicate
with our body. Essential oils & Absolutes mobilizes self-healing
powers and directly affect many psychological and physiological
processes. They are intended to complement medical care.
Uses range from curing headaches, easing stress, and stimulating
sluggish circulation to treating respiratory ailments and ridding
your dog of fleas. They come in a convenient form and are extremely
versatile for E.g.; A few drops of lavender in an ointment can
be used to treat a burn or headache. When properly administered,
these oils produce none of the harmful side effects found in
Money-wise, aromatherapy can cut your health care and
Essential Oils Safety Guidelines:
As a rule it is advisable to use essential oils as external
remedies only, because of the high concentration of oils and possible
irritation or damage that they could cause if ingested. Oils are
easily mixed with carrier oils or creams for external use and
also vaporize easily for inhalation, so ingestion is not necessary
or recommended. The whole herb or plant however, lends itself
better to water (infusions and decoctions) and alcohol (tinctures)
and so is better suited for ingestion, even though they lack the
concentration of essential oils and do not have the same subtle
effects on the mind and emotions.