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Aromatherapy is a practice based on the use of aromatic materials, including essential oils and other aroma compounds, with claims for improving psychological well-being.[1] It is offered as a complementary therapy or as a form of alternative medicine.[2][3] Fragrances used in aromatherapy are not approved as prescription drugs in the United States.[4]

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Alternative therapy

People may use blends of essential oils as topical application, massage, inhalation, or water immersion.[5] There is no good medical evidence that aromatherapy can either prevent, treat or cure any disease.[6] There is disputed evidence that it may be effective in combating postoperative nausea and vomiting.[7][8]

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