Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils
Author: Kurt Schnaubelt
Dr. Schnaubelt traces aromatherapy's French origins paralleling the development of pharmacology. Grounding his inquiry in the chemistry of body odour and natural human aromas, he explores the molecular make-up of the major essential oils: their composition, biosynthesis, and effects in healing - including their action as anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral agents. Understanding the chemistry of the essential oils allows one to appreciate their effects and applicability.