The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy and Herbalism
A guide to the most commonly available aromatherapy oils. This book gives vital information on plant origins, medical herbalism and the properties and actions of herbs and essential oils. It covers 165 oils, their actions, characteristics, principal constituents and folk traditions. Part 1 An introduction to aromatics: historical roots; aromatherapy and medical herbalism; the body -- actions and applications; how to use essential oils at home; creative blending; a guide to aromatic materials. Part 2 Therapeutic index. Part 3 The oils.
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ACTIONS alcoholic and soft antiseptic antispasmodic AROMATHERAPY aromatic bactericidal balsam bark basil benzoin bergamot black pepper blends borneol Botanical Classification section British Herbal Pharmacopoeia bronchitis camphor carminative cedarwood cent cineol cinnamon Circulation citrus clary sage clove common component in soaps cosmetics and perfumes coughs cultivated Digestive System DISTRIBUTION Native diuretic dried emmenagogue essential oils eucalyptus eugenol expectorant EXTRACTION Essential oil FAMILY fennel flatulence flavour flowers fragrance component fresh geranium herb Herbal/Folk Tradition HOME USE Skin hyssop Immune System Indian infections jasmine juniper labdanum lavandin leaf leaves lemon lemongrass limonene linalol marjoram medicine Muscles and Joints myrrh Nervous System non-irritant non-sensitizing oakmoss odour oil by steam oil is produced oleoresin pale yellow patchouli peppermint perfumery petitgrain phellandrene pine pinene plant PRINCIPAL CONSTITUENTS Mainly resin Respiratory System rheumatism rose rosemary SAFETY DATA Non-toxic sandalwood scent seed SPECIES steam distillation stimulant sweet marjoram SYNONYMS tea tree thyme Tolu balsam tonic turpentine ylang ylang