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Blog 18: Aromatherapy & Its historical background

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Archaeological discoveries of ancient texts, stone engravings & papyri has strongly established that aromatic plant materials had important use in treatment & overall wellbeing in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia & India. Most probably, from Egypt it was spread to Greece & Rome.  Clear mention of using the smell of herbs like Basil can be found in the Dioscorides’ herbal De Materia Medica, the oldest surviving Greek literature on herbs, dating back to the 1st Century AD.   Discovery of clay distillation unit from Takshashila (currently near Rawalpindi, Pakistan) stand as a proof that ancient people had the knowledge of extracting aromatic...

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Blog 15: What is Aromatherapy? Why Aromatherapy?

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You must have already heard or read the term “Aromatherapy”, somewhere, somehow but most probably you have not paid much attention to it in the belief that it is just another type of super hyped herbal thing, new in the market. However, it is time to change your views & to pay full attention to know why the beauty as well as the holistic healing world is going head-over-heels for Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a form of complementary therapy that has been used for aesthetics & healing in more or less all the advanced ancient cultures. Starting from the Egyptians, Chinese...

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