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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a branch of herbal medicine that uses essential oils extracted from plants and herbs to treat conditions ranging from infections and skin disorders to immune deficiencies and stress. Through a process of steam distillation, essential oils are extracted from a plant’s flowers, leaves, branches, or roots. These essential oils can then be inhaled, applied topically, or ingested. Aromatherapy has been utilized by some practitioners for bacterial and viral infections, skin disorders, immune deficiencies, muscular disorders, arthritis, and cold sores. With educated choices and responsible use, aromatherapy is ideally suited for home use.

Common essential oils used for aromatherapy include:

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