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    • 1
      Aromatherapy
      Mr. Gadade Dipak
      Lecturer
      Dept. of Pharmaceutics,
      Shri Bhagwan College of Pharmacy,
      Aurangabad-03
    • Introduction
      Use of aromatic or essential oils
      Hieglyphics (4500 BC) mentioned use of aromatic sub. as drugs and medicine
      Term ‘aromatherapy’ was coined by French cosmetic chemist Prof. Gantle Fosse.
    • Introduction
      He was aware of potential of aromatic material for treatment of physical & mental ailments.
      India- traditional use of aromatherapy ubtane, essence sticks, and dhoops for changing mood
      3
    • Introduction
      Essential oils were used due to their antimicrobial property to avoid putrefaction of dead bodies in process of preservation
      Greeks used of aromatic principles for massage, aromatic bath & for wound healing
    • Theory & Basic Concepts
      Osphresiology- study of physiology & other aspects of olfaction.
      It is interdiciplinary science involving mol. physics & app. psychology
    • Theory & Basic Concepts
      Chemical molecules from source come in contact with anatomical structures where interaction occurs and signals are transferred to brain
      6
    • Theory & Basic Concepts
      Researchers from Weizmann Institutes of sci., Israel have found out principle of smell
      Aromatic chem. G-protein stimulation
      Production of Adenylate cAMP cyclase activation
      Increased ionic permeability Impulse
      transmission
    • Theory & Basic Concepts
      The electric impulse is transmitted through nerve fibers to brain
      Aromatic substances have potential curative abilities in treatment of wounds, acne, other skin problems, arthritic diseases and stress conditions
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    • Diagnosis
      Aromatherapist carefully narrate the problem of patient
      Aromatherapist investigates about diet, lifestyle, present symptoms, past illness and previous treatment
      After diagnosis he prescribes specific essential oils as a remedy.
      The aromatic oil formulation is decided based upon the diagnosis.
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    • Treatment
      Formulated oils are massaged into skin, inhaled or added to the hot bath.
      OilMassage- selected for skin problems, muscular pain, urinogenital disorder, etc.
      Inhalation- selected in respiratory diseases and in some nervine diseases.
      Massagetechnique- specific pressure points and works down to lymph nodes
      Oils selected carefully for quicker effect
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    • Treatment
      For single application 2-3drops of essential oil in a teaspoonful carrier oil used
      Whole body massage require 8 drops of essential oil in 3 teaspoonful carrier oil
      Wheat germ oil(10%)used as preservative
      Oils for massage- chamomile, geranium, lavender, mandin, peppermint oil, etc.
      Oils as carrier- Olive oil, almond oil, corn oil, etc.
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    • Treatment
      Full bath: 5-10 drops of essential oil added to warm bath & body immersed for 10 to 20 min.
      Half hand/foot bath: 4-8 essential oil drops blown in warm water & hands/feet soaked for 5 to 10 min.
      Compress Treatment: 4-8 drops of essential oil added in enough hot/cold water so as to soak compress & applied to affected area
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    • Treatment
      Hot water is recommended in cases like backache, toothache and rheumatic pain
      Cold water is preferred in bruise, sprain and headache
      Inhalation: 4-8 drops sprinkled on tissue paper or in hot water and inhaled for 5 to 10 min keeping eyes closed. It is contraindicated in asthmatic patient
      Internaluse: as a aromatic tea or other liquids preparation
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    • Various Disorders and Aromatic Oils
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    • Various Disorders and Aromatic Oils
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    • 16
      May these flowers
      spread happiness…