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Aromachology in Japan : Exploring its Origin and Essential Oils from Endemic Plants

Japan is a country known for its rich history of art and culture, and one of its unique contributions to the world is the practice of aromachology. This innovative practice was pioneered and developed in Japan in the early 20th century, a time when the country was undergoing significant changes. The Meiji period was characterized […]

Properties and Physiological Benefits of Monoterpenols

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Essential oils are popular for their healing properties, and monoterpenols are one of the most important components in these oils. Monoterpenols are a type of terpene alcohol that are found in various plants and herbs and have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. They are known for their antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, as […]

Aromachology, the link between emotions and smell

A Whiff of Aromachology: Unraveling the Science of Scents Picture this: you’re strolling through a bustling market and suddenly hit with a familiar scent. It transports you back to your grandmother’s kitchen, where she’s baking your favorite cookies. Just like that, you’re enveloped in a warm embrace of memories, emotions, and perhaps even a touch […]