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Blog 13: The Story of Aromatherapy in India. How Aromatherapy is Entwined in Our Culture

Posted by Ananya Lahiri on

India is one of the oldest civilizations on the planet & Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system of healing, is probably the oldest & most well recorded ancient medical systems in the world. As noted in the Rig Veda, written in 4500 BC, in ancient India aromatherapy existed in correlation with Ayurveda. The use of aromatic plants & plant parts for treatment & cure made a major section of Ayurvedic treatments according to the foundational texts of Ayurveda, Charaka Samhita & Sushruta Samhita. Even till date, Ayurveda uses many aromatic plant parts for healing. Fragrant incense & scented flowers were...

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