Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual


Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual


A complete reference book of aromatic plant extracts, index of biological activities of phytochemicals, clinical index and taxonomical index


Sylla Sheppard-Hanger

with contributing editors

Galina Lisin, Martin Watt, David Moyler

There is a lot of confusion in the world of Aromatherapy and its tools, the essential oils. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual is a compilation of many combined years research and practical experience and clarifies about 350 of the most commonly offered essential oils (and absolutes) in today's marketplace. Finally, a book to end the confusion in the world of aromatics and their uses in healing.


Two Volumes, 575 pages, Softcover 8 1/2" x 11, Spiral ring bound for opening flat, ISBN O-9643-1410-X

After a Forward discussing aromatherapy as practiced today there are sections on the following:

  • Delivery Methods: 24 formulation entries, internal, external, discussion on skin absorption.
  • Carriers & Additives: 33 entries, including vegetal oils, tinctures, infusions; also clays & algae
  • Safety Considerations: safety data with references
  • Common Name Index: search by common name and include the following indexes
    • Phytochemical Index: over 600 entries; chemical constituents, with their known biological activity, toxicology and essential oil (and aqueous solution) sources
    • Clinical Index: over 400 entries lists all biological terms or indications (e.g. anti-viral, migraine), definitions and plant sources. Following the clinical uses, the Esoteric uses are cross-referenced in the Mental/Emotional/Psychic & Magical Index, Chakra and Ayruvedic correlations.
    • Taxonomic Index: is included for cross-references of over 76 Botanical Families of essential oil producing plants.
  • Includes glossary, a selected bibliography, authors biography and a registration card.

The Aromatherapy Chart is a quick overview of 350 essential oils in botanical order and includes:

  • Common names, plant part, botanical family, country of origin, extraction method, product form, & availability
  • Biochemistry class & active constituents
  • Traditional and Esoteric uses clarified with notations such as:
    • documented action
    • no evidence found
    • internal use
    • herbal extract
    • medical diagnosis required
  • Body systems activity of oil in modern aromatic medicinal usage:
    • integumentary
    • respiratory
    • muscular/skeletal
    • cardiovascular/lymphatic
    • immune
    • digestive
    • endocrine
    • genito-urinary/reproductive
    • nervous (brain/mind)
  • Safety data toxicity, irritation, sensitivity, phototoxicity, allergies; cross-reactions and contra-indications; no formal testing.

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