An alternative (in medicine) is a substance that speeds up the renewal of the tissues so that they can carry out their functions more efficiently. Aromatherapy is one such method of healing, using volatile oils. This article was prepared to give the reader more information on the usage of essential oils.
Sugumaran, M. and Vetrichelvan, T.
"Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 78.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/78