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Origin Of Essential Oils
Sep 07, 2018

The history of essential oils can be traced back to China. The "Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic" records the treatment of many kinds of flowers and plants. Li Shizhen's "Compendium of Materia Medica" recorded more than 2,000 kinds of plant herbs two thousand years ago. It is the basic and guide for modern Chinese medicine.


        


The earliest widespread use of aromatic oils was in the ancient Egyptian era. Before 3,000 BC, balm was used. At that time, the priests used burning methods to worship God, and religious rituals were the most important applications in the early days of essential oils. Later people discovered that Egyptian mummies could be preserved for thousands of years. They added plant preservatives such as cedar and myrrh.



With the use and spread of spices made by plants, the use of essence, by the tenth century, the greatest Arab physician, AbuAliSina, extracted rose essential oils by steam distillation, and then extracted essential oils from many plants. These essential oils are used for the treatment of many chronic diseases. During the Crusades, rose water and other plant essential oils and distillation techniques were transmitted from Arabia to all parts of the world.