A review on therapeutic use of essential oils from traditional herbal plants
Kaaruniya G, Sasi Priya T
From the beginning of time, human beings have lived in a symbiotic relationship with plants. Plants provide food, clothing, shelter, fire, smoke, scents and remedies for healing. Herbal medicine and the use of plant essences for healing, currently undergoing a revival, are not merely fad. Instead, this is an expression of a growing disillusionment with chemical drugs and their many side-effects. We are bestowed with a wide variety of fauna and flora in our country. Selecting herbal medicines means we choose to be helped by nature, of which we are a part. The advocate of all types of healing arts must admit that it is nature that heals. Essential oils are volatile substances obtained from aromatic plants. They contain a large number of medicinal substances, which is why the spectrum of their therapeutic applications is so broad. This article deals with the therapeutic use of essential oils obtained from traditional herbal plants.