In Celebration with Aromatic Plants
Our early ancestors walked through their environments with noses attentive and precise because a strong sense of smell was essential for survival. As different cultures developed around the world, aromatic plants were used for medicine, food preservation, to enhance beauty, for the pleasure of their fragrances, for rites of passage, and for religious ceremonies. In this folio, we’ll examine how ancient cultures like the Sumerians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and ancient Arabians celebrated life with beautiful aromas. We’ll see how the use of aromatic plants progresses through history and leads to the development of aromatherapy.