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Volatile constituents of food, spices and plants as aromatherapy for prevention and treatment of cancer


MOJ Food Processing & Technology
Charu Gupta, Dhan Prakash

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Abstract

Aromatherapy is a part of CAM that includes the therapeutic use of essential oils from plants and their parts like flowers, leaves, roots that are used for the improvement of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Cancer patients have started a new resurgence in essential oils. Through aromatherapy, many cancer patients have found relief from the dire effects of chemotherapy and those caused by their illness. Aromatherapy is used by cancer patients primarily as supportive care for general well-being. This mini review will highlight on the role of essential oils and their use as aromatherapy in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Keywords

cancer, essential oils, aromatherapy, food industry, complementary, therapeutic, alternative, medicine, mechanical, expression, supportive, patients, primarily, emotive, aromas

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