Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals

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Pharmaceutical Press, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 462 pages
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Aromatherapy is one of the fastest growing forms of alternative medicine in the UK and USA. Essential oils are now sold in pharmacies and aromatherapy is increasingly being used in hospitals and primary care settings.This unique book takes an analytical and scientific approach to aromatherapy practices and principles based on the scientific evidence to date.The monographs cover commonly used essential oils and their therapeutic uses, details of toxicity, bioactivity, contraindications and clinical studies. This book provides pharmacists, GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals with reliable scientifically based information on this growing discipline.
 

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Contents

Introduction l
1
Historical background to aromatherapy
7
Aromatherapy practice
17
Chemistry of essential oils
31
The bioactivity of essential oils
45
Science of smell and psychological effects
59
Alternative or complementary medicine
73
Clinical studies
93
Fennel oil
190
Geranium oil
196
Ginger oil
202
Jasmine absolute
210
Lemon balm oilmelissa essential oil
227
Manuka oil
240
Neroli oil
253
Parsley oil
267

Use of essential oils mainly as chemical agents
100
Angelica oil
109
Basil oil
117
Benzoin tinctures and resinoids
123
Buchu leaf oil
129
Camphor oil
135
Cassia oil
141
Celery seed oil
147
Chamomile Roman oil
155
Citronella oil
164
Clove oil
170
Cubeb oil
177
Eucalyptus oils
184
Peru balsam
282
Rosemary oil
296
Savory oil
310
Thyme oil
326
jasmine rose lavender neroli
344
Appendix 1
397
Appendix 9
408
412 Appendix 23
427
stimulant essential oils as determined by Aspiration hazards R65
434
415 in detail
440
442 Appendix 32
446
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