June 15, 2001


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  • Note from the Editor
  • The Origins of Aromatherapy - Part II
  • Product Spotlight - Clear Metabolism

Hello everyone,

As promised in our last publication, the feature article this edition is part two of "The Origins of Aromatherapy", an overview of the history of this healing craft, taken from our recently launched sister site, A World of Aromatherapy. We have a few announcements to make, and then we'll get straight to the article...

We're proud to announce the lauch of our second sister site, located at A World of Acupuncture. Our latest project features extensive information on this popular and effective treatment - much more so than space allows us to provide here. Take a look around, and feel free to provide us with your feedback!

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And now on to this edition's article. We sincerely hope you enjoy the second installment!


Rediscovery of a Healing Art

With the decline of the Roman Empire, the use of aromatics faded, and the knowledge of their use was virtually lost in Europe during the dark ages...

One of the few places where the tradition of Aromatherapy continued was in monasteries, where practicing monks used plants from herbal gardens to produce infused oils, herbal teas, and medicines.

At the time of the plague, and during the Middle Ages in general, it was discovered that certain aromatic derivatives helped to prevent the spread of infection, and others, such as cedar and pine, were burnt to fumigate homes and streets.

The revival of the use of essential oils is credited to a Persian physician and philosopher known as Avicenna, who lived from 980 AD to 1037 AD. Based on his work, the Arabs initiated a method of extraction known as distillation, and study of the therapeutic use of plants once again became popular in the Universities of the day. The knowledge of distillation spread to their invading forces during the Crusades, and the lost process was once again returned to Europe.

By 1200 AD, essential oils were being produced in Germany, based mainly on herbs and spices brought from Africa and the Far East.

When South America was invaded by the conquistadors, many medicinal plants and aromatic oils were discovered. The wide variety of medicinal plants found in Montezuma's gardens provided a basis for many new and important remedies and treatments.

Throughout the northern continent, Native American Indians were also using aromatic oils from which stemmed their own style of herbal remedies. These remedies, as well as many others, were discovered when settlers began to make their way across the oceans to the plains of the New World.

Although herbs and aromatics had been used in other world cultures for many centuries, it was not until the 19th century that scientists in Europe and Great Britain began researching the effects of essential oils on humans.

It was French chemist, Rene Maurice Gattefosse who discovered the healing powers of lavender oil after burning his hand in his laboratory. He proceeded to publish a book on the anti-microbial effects of the oils in 1937, and the term "Aromatherapy" was born.

Today, aromatherapy is practiced in one form or another on virtually every continent, and in every culture. Its strengths as a complementary form of medicine continue to be documented through scientific study, with the results serving to ensure its presence in the future of nature-based health care.

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