This book guides you through a “wide range of essential oils and hydrosols”. Within Jeanne Rose profiles 375 different substances used in aromatherapy according to botanical family, habit and growth, chemical components, actions and uses.
Historical notes and lore, often from Chinese alchemy as well as western botanical sources, are featured. Essays on evergreens, lavender, chamomile, jasmine, and more fill out important categories. Graceful botanical illustrations illuminate the text.
Rose, a leading herbalist involved in aromatherapy, adds historical lore from Chinese alchemy and botany as well as western botanical sources. Rose describes medical properties and uses, and provides new information about hydrosols.