Aromatic Herbs And Oils

  • Herb Properties
  • Herbs Alphabetical by Common Name

  • See List Herbs by Botanical Name

Many of these highly concentrated, fragrant oils, rich in chemical compounds, are extracted by steam distillation from flowers, leaves, roots, seeds and bark and used in aromatherapy. Not all plant essential oils are safe to use, however. Wormwood, calamus and safrole, for instance, are toxic and should be avoided. All essential oils should be handled with care.