History of aromatherapy


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The history of aromatherapy dates back to ancient Egypt.

Aromatherapy has been practiced since 3000 BC

For 5,000 years ago, fragrances and oils were already used in beauty and medicine in ancient civilizations such as Egypt and Mesopotamia. It is said that it was also used to make mummies in Egypt.

Later, Egyptian fragrance culture was introduced to Greece, and compounding techniques were further developed. In response to this, the “Drug Magazine” was published in the latter half of the 1st century in the Roman era. This book records knowledge of fragrance manufacturing methods, medicine, herbs, etc., and has been used as the most prestigious book of herbs in the Arabian and European worlds for over 1500 years.

Even in ancient China, fragrances were used as medicines and spices. In the 6th century, the fragrance culture was introduced to Japan as well as the Buddhism that was introduced from India.