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History of Aromatherapy – Arabia 800-1200 AD – Africa – Europe Middle Ages 500-1300 AD

Arabia – 800-1200 AD

Arab has established advanced methods of chemical and pharmaceutical technology. In addition, extensive trade routes were established that linked India, China, the Mediterranean and Indonesia to the Arab world where spices and aromatic oils were sold and sold as valuable goods. Thus the aromatic oils were at the disposal of the whole civilized world. Through the Arabs, the medical knowledge of the Greeks and Romans remained alive. Arab scientists have improved the extraction of aromatic oils and a huge amount of research has been carried out on oils. Between the 7th and 13th centuries, the Arabs produced great scientists, most notably Avicenna, the great physician, who is attributed to the discovery of chilled coil and the breakthrough in essential oil distillation. The Arabs have brought new life to the knowledge and use of aromatic oils and fragrances from the last few years and have not lost their lives.


In Africa for years, vegetable aromas and oils are used primarily for the protection and softening of the skin. Africans are known to discover methods that use oils to prevent skin diseases.

Europe – Middle Ages 500 to 1300 AD

During the Middle Ages, aromatic waters were used as monkeys and nuns' drugs, who studied and copied scientific articles from useful aromatic plants. Major blows such as Black Death at the beginning of the 14th century, which exceeded half of the European population, increased the use of aromatic oils. The doctors wore complex hooded masks with a beak full of plant aromas to protect against the disease. In the late Middle Ages, in northern Europe, patient guilds were established and essential oils from the East were used to improve European survival chances. It was reported that doctors and perfumes resisted diseases and epidemics and recognized the relationship between plant aromas and health. Each town had a large country house, a "silent room" in which aromatic waters and cures were disturbed by local peasants

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