Medical Aromatherapy

  • By Kurt Schnaubelt, 1999 (softcover, 296 pages)
Medical Aromatherapy



In this fascinating work, Kurt Schnaubelt traces aromatherapy's French origins which paralleled the development of pharmacology. Grounding his inquiry in the chemistry of body odor and natural human aromas, he explores the molecular makeup of the major essential oils: their composition, biosynthesis, and effects in healing. Understanding the chemistry of essential oils allows one a greater appreciation of their effects and applicability, and Schnaubelt expertly shows that essential oils have been used successfully for healing for hundreds of years, and deserve more serious consideration as a current therapeutic option.