Essential oils have held a prominent role in folk and traditional medicine all over the world for thousands of years. For example, the Chinese regarded it as a vital element in many early recipes, and they even considered it to be a form of medicine. It was even used for healing purposes as a remedy for ailments. Even Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, recognized the power of essential oils and wrote that they "acted as a stimulant and curative agent in all disorders of the mind". However, modern science today supports most of the old claims made regarding them, such as:Stress Relief. Several essential oils have been used in aromatherapy to successfully manage stress and anxiety, which can ultimately improve your quality of life. Among the plants most commonly used in aromatherapy are: Coriander, Cedarwood, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Ylang-ylangAromatherapy Can Reduce Stress. The scent of a drop of peppermint in warm water has proven to be an extremely effective stress reliever, which is apparent in the reduced complaints from people suffering from stress-related disorders. Peppermint is one of the main components of essential oils used in aromatherapy. In addition, geranium and cedarwood are also very effective in alleviating stress. Other scents that have proven to be very effective against stress include basil and clove.