Jeanne Rose is a respected authority on using herbs for medicine and beauty. In this book, she profiles 375 essential oils by botanical family, properties, actions, chemical components and by appearance. Historical tes and lore, often from Chinese alchemy and Five Element theory, as well as Western botanical sources, are included in all the entries. The book is illustrated with graceful line drawings and historically important botanical drawings.
Jeanne Rose has also written Jeanne Rose's Herbal Guide to Food, Jeanne Rose's Kitchen Cosmetics, Jeanne Rose's Herbal Body Book, and The Aromatherapy Book.