Statue of a street seller with various herbs, essential oils and perfumes ( Perfumery Museum. Grasse. South of France)
KATER1NA PAVLA SVOBODA Dr. K. R Svoboda lectures on plant anatomy, plant breeding and biotechnology at the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC), Auchincruive. She is also responsible for research on aromatic and medicinal plants including botany, physiology, chemotaxonomy and the production of secondary, metabolites and their application. During the last 10 years she has published 73 refereed and general articles on aromatic and medicinal plants and has contributed over 70 papers and posters to national and international conference^. She has travelled extensively in the course of her workand in 1992 spent a year in Japan.
TO/viAS GALEN SVOBODA T. G, Svoboda is a first-year student at Medical University, Dundee. He has an interest in aromatic, plants and essential oils and has worked at a chamomile farm1 in Norfolk running a large-scale distillation planfthere^ He has now finished his project ât SAC on the phytochemical investigation and genetic fingerprinting of chamomile, ^nd during this time also contributed to several papers oh various other aromatic plants.
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You have probably heard the term Aromatherapy and wondered what exactly that funny word, „aromatherapy‟ actually means. It is the use of plant oils in there most essential form to promote both mental and physical well being. The use of the word aroma implies the process of inhaling the scents from these oils into your lungs for therapeutic benefit.