Aromatic therapy or Aromatherapy is a natural and remedial modality of holistic healing that has been in use for thousands of years. It has been known to have overall benefits for emotional, mental and physical health. It is often used as an alternative technique to aid medical treatments. Aromatherapy is the use of terpenes, the aromatic parts of the plant to produce healing effects for the mind and body. The best example of this is cannabis terpenes. The cannabis plant has so many terpenes that it produces its signature strong smell due to all of them. Of course, you wouldn’t use cannabis extracts with children, but they are one of the best examples of what terpenes are.
Its origins have been traced back to ancient civilizations including Greeks, Egypt, China and it has also been an essential part of Ayurvedic practices in India. The most common ailments that are treated with aromatherapy are pain relief, anxiety management, mood enhancement, inducing deep relaxation and to fight harmful microbes that cause illness.