Aromatherapy: How Essential are Essential Oils?

Aromatherapy is a method of natural healing that uses plant extracts to improve our health and well-being. In this video we provide a general overview of aromatherapy providing the different types of essential oils, their health benefits, side effects and methods of application. This video highlights the research limitations of testing the efficacy of aromatherapy, and its uncertainty to cure illnesses. This video is meant to educate and help decide if aromatherapy is suitable for you.
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This video was made my McMaster Demystifying Medicine students Shilpa Tandon, Niki Sadat Afjeh, and Shefali Verma
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5 Comments

  1. Miguel Angel Maestro on January 2, 2021 at 12:47 am

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    Come on…. There are hunderets of published papers proving they are anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti viral. Mentioning placebo effect is wrong here.

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