Traditional medicine practitioners have used aromatherapy and essential oils for centuries. These oils, which derive from plants, are often highly fragrant.

Numerous advocates claim that essential oils can treat a wide range of ailments. While past research showed skepticism towards the medicinal properties of essential oils, more recent studies show there may be some truth to these claims.

One study, for example, found that lavender essential oil reduced anxiety levels in patients with coronary artery disease. It also improved sleep.

Another study demonstrated the benefits of using essential oils in preprocedural stress reduction.

There is also strong evidence that essential oils could be effective in pain management, though researchers recognize that the sample size for one particular study was small, and they need more research.

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