Definition of Aromatherapy


Aromatherapy: The use of selected fragrant substances in lotions and inhalants in an effort to affect mood and promote health. Also called aromatic medicine, conventional aromatherapy, holistic aromatherapy.

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This section is designed as a jumping-off point. We’ve “spotlighted” just a few medical studies on aromatherapy to introduce you to the nature and diversity of the research. Consider it a springboard to the RESEARCH area.


The heart of the portal. Search the Natural Standard, Cochrane and PubMed databases – and the search engine TRIP – for clinical studies about aromatherapy‘s impact on numerous health issues.


Investigate the clinical trials currently underway for aromatherapy. Where they’re being conducted around the world – which health conditions are being studied – and how to get involved.