May 23, 2023
Essential oils have been used as remedies since ancient times for the treatment of numerous illnesses on account of their wide range of biological activities. Historical records show that essential oils were already in use more than 2000 years ago in ancient Egypt, India, Persia, Mesopotamia, and China to prevent illnesses, for the treatment of diseases and in religious ceremonies on account of their pleasant odors. Essential oil have drawn attention from scientists, practitioners, and therapists for their biological activities such as antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, and antinociceptive properties. The use of essential oils in complementary therapies such as aromatherapy is popular in many countries and involves the administration of essential oils by inhalation, skin absorption, or ingestion for prophylactic medical care or active treatment.