What does aromatherapy mean?

Definitions for aromatherapyəˌroʊ məˈθɛr ə pi

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  1. aromatherapy(Noun)

    The use of selected fragrances in lotions and inhalants in an effort to affect mood and promote health.


  1. Aromatherapy

    Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person's mind, mood, cognitive function or health. Some essential oils such as tea tree have demonstrated anti-microbial effects, but there is still a lack of clinical evidence demonstrating efficacy against bacterial, fungal, or viral infections. Evidence for the efficacy of aromatherapy in treating medical conditions remains poor, with a particular lack of studies employing rigorous methodology, but some evidence exists that essential oils may have therapeutic potential.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aromatherapy

    The use of fragrances and essences from plants to affect or alter a person's mood or behavior and to facilitate physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The chemicals comprising essential oils in plants has a host of therapeutic properties and has been used historically in Africa, Asia, and India. Its greatest application is in the field of alternative medicine. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; from Dr. Atiba Vheir, Dove Center, Washington, D.C.)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aromatherapy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aromatherapy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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