Know Brief History of Aromatherapy: Alternative Health Tip

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History of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy has been known and used by the inhabitants of the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian since 6000 years ago.

The Egyptian physician Imhotep in using essential oils (essential oils) to take a bath, massage, and embalming.

Imhotep is the Egyptian god whose role in the treatment and healing. Then Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, also used for aromatherapy baths and massages.

Furthermore, Hippocrates uses aromatic fumigations to rid disease outbreaks that occurred in Athens.

In 1930, the modern era of aromatherapy began when French chemist, Rene Maurice Gattefosse, coined the term aromatherapy for the therapeutic use of essential oils.

Rene interested in the benefits of lavender oil that can heal burns on his hands without leaving any traces.

Then he began to investigate the effects and other benefits of essential oils in healing and psychotherapy.

During World War II, Dr. Jean Valnet, the French army surgeon using essential oils as antiseptics.

Subsequently improved usability aromatherapy as a holistic therapy by Madame Marguerite Maury. She started prescribing essential oils as remedy for her patients.

Madame Marguerite Maury is the person who is credited in the modern use of essential oils for massage.

Aromatherapy can give the best effect when used simultaneously through the mind and body.