Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.
Aromatherapy is thought of as both an art and a science. Recently, aromatherapy has gained more recognition in the fields of science and medicine.
Humans have used aromatherapy for thousands of years. Ancient cultures in China, India, Egypt, and elsewhere incorporated aromatic plant components in resins, balms, and oils. These natural substances were used for medical and religious purposes. They were known to have both physical and psychological benefits.
Aromatherapy has an array of benefits. It's said to:
Improve sleep quality, manage pain, reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety. Soothe sore joints, treat headaches and migraines, alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, fight bacteria, virus and fungus. Even improve digestion and boost immunity.