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    History of Aromatherapy

    The practice of using plants for their healing and other properties has existed for centuries. In fact, the use of frankincense, cedar wood, juniper berry and myrrh for mummification goes back more than 5,000 years. As early as 3,500 BC, the ancient Egyptians used those herbs to preserve royalty in a quest for immortality. Those same Egyptians also burned incense to honor their many gods. Asclepius was a Greek physician who used herbs during surgery in 1,200 BC. Hippocrates sought natural answers for sickness, studying and documenting more than 200 herbs before his death in 377 BC. From 146 to 199 AD, Greek physician Claudius Galen expounded on the healing…

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