the use of fragrances to affect or alter a person’s mood or behavior.
treatment of facial skin by the application of fragrant floral and herbal substances.
the use of fragrant essential oils extracted from plants as a treatment in complementary medicine to relieve tension and cure certain minor ailments
by 1992, from French aromathérapie, attested from 1930s; see aroma + therapy.
aromatherapy a·ro·ma·ther·a·py (ə-rō’mə-thěr’ə-pē)
The use of selected fragrant substances in lotions and inhalants in an effort to affect mood and promote health.
- Aromatase inhibitor
noun any of a class of drugs that inhibit the action of aromatase: used in the treatment of breast and ovarian cancer
noun an enzyme that converts testosterone into an oestrogen
having an ; fragrant or sweet-scented; odoriferous. Chemistry. of or relating to an or compounds. a plant, drug, or medicine yielding a fragrant , as sage or certain spices and oils. . Contemporary Examples These slightly bitter flavors add an aromatic complexity to an already rich and decadent dessert. 5 Pioneering Ways to Cook with […]
- Aromatic compound
an organic compound that contains one or more benzene or equivalent heterocyclic rings: many such compounds have an agreeable odor. aromatic compound n. A cyclic compound containing at least one benzene ring and characterized by the presence of alternating double bonds within the ring.