We do, however, acknowledge that many ingredients used traditionally in various cultures do not have any scientific evidence, as little or no research has been done. We are not denying that the ingredients may have a particular effect, but that there is currently no evidence to support it. Where this is the case, we state what the traditional uses are, and how they have been used.
Chemists are beginning to unravel how the basic chemical structure and constituents give the essential oil its properties, helping us to understand how it works in our bodies and providing evidence for remedies which have been used cross-culturally for thousands of years. New research is starting to be carried out and published, giving us an insight into their potential actions and effects – exciting times!