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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Healing Arts Press; Original edition (1 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594774250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594774256
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kurt Schnaubelt continues his professional validation of essential oils as serious health care products. Using in-depth but approachable science, Schnaubelt shows how humans and plants have evolved together, supporting and influencing each other s development and well-being over millennia. Each section of this beautifully illustrated book covers a different area of aromatherapy study, from how to recognize authentic oils to recipes for basic health issues and all interspersed with delightful Essential Oil Journeys that trace the use of plant essences around the world. Suitable for professional therapists of all kinds while still accessible to the home practitioner, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils is destined to become a well-thumbed classic in every health library. y --Suzanne Catty, author of Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherap

Dr. Schnaubelt shows a cutting-edge aromatherapy perspective in this book and gives us many answers to deeply understand the co-evolution of plants and human beings. --Ayako Berg, London School of Aromatherapy, Japan

Plants have evolved a sophisticated and complex call-and-response to their locale using scent to encourage pollinators and repel would-be predators. Schnaubelt (founder & scientific director, Pacific Inst. of Aromatherapy; Medical Aromatherapy) presents scientific reasoning for how these mechanisms are harnessed to fight viruses, bacteria, and fungi through the efficacious use of essential oils. Because essential oils exhibit a broad spectrum of physiological activity, they block these simple but nasty pathogens from developing the immunities often associated with standard antibiotics. With this point, Schnaubelt exposes the limitations of conventional pharmacological testing, which lends itself to misguided assumptions about the use and safety (or danger) of essentials oils, which he promptly corrects. Schnaubelt covers issues of authenticity and adulteration; the adjunct use of essential oils in the treatment of major diseases such as cancer, hepatitis, and MRSA infections; and application to traditional Chinese medicine. VERDICT Authoritatively written, this title will easily find an audience among herbalists, massage therapists, home-health advocates, complementary and alternative clinicians, and their patients. Conventional medical practitioners and pharmacists might also find it a worthy, informative read. --Janet Tapper, Univ. of Western States Lib., Portland, OR

About the Author

Kurt Schnaubelt holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and is the founder and scientific director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in San Francisco. The author of Advanced Aromatherapy and Medical Aromatherapy, he lives in San Rafael, California.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Helena Howard on 5 Sep 2013
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I am really learning a lot from this book . It is easy to understand and I love the recommended blends for different issues. I would recommend this for Aromatherapists who need to do extra study about essential oils and the scientific analysis of plants and their chemistry.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Sally Moores on 5 Aug 2013
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Kurt Schnaubelt has a wonderful way of writing that enables him to explain the most complex details in a way that is easy to understand. He has a vast knowledge on the subject of essential oils and associated issues and I find myself going back to the book on a regular basis when I remember something he mentioned that is relevant to something I may be working on. Thoroughly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 29 Oct 2012
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Not an easy read but a clever one. If you are interested in the 'nitty gritty' of essential oils this is one to go for.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 Feb 2013
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I knew that Schnaubelt's previous books were practical and interesting but sometimes authors repeat a lot of information as they seem to run out of steam. And so many aromatherapy books are "samey". Not so here.

I already have the clinical classics, Buckle, Price, Battaglia and an array of Mojay and others which really have something to offer. This is taking its place beside them.

It is full of new information and has outstanding chapters on cancer treatment support.This draws on a conference so it has support of references and it is specific enough to be useful and based on actual practice and research: not "touchy feely" (tho' that has its place). It does not have to be a heavy read either, although you can follow up references given if you need to.

It is a pity that the index is not better, I already have a small forest of markers sticking out!
I am delighted with it and am already using some of its new ideas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chrste on 16 Feb 2014
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This is a book that is written by some one who not only knows his subject but how to put it over in a way that it informs and inspires his readers.

It is about the history and science of aromatherapy and challenges some established principals.

Totally absorbing and wanting to make you read more of this author's work .............. that I will certainly do !
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