Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person's mind, mood, cognitive function or health. Aromatherapy is the term used for a form of therapy that makes use of essential oils of a large number of plants, shrubs and trees. The oils extracted from the plants can be used in variety of ways for the treatment of both medical and psychological conditions, for cosmetic purposes, or simply for pleasure. Essential oils affect both the physical and mental state of an individual. Aromatherapy has many applications in treatment of wide variety of ailments which may be of minor or more of serious nature.
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Karan Shirsat, Prasad P. Dahivelkar, Avinash S. Dhake. Recent Advances in Aromatherapy. Res. J. Topical and Cosmetic Sci. 4(1): July –Dec. 2013 page 73-76.