Vaporization of herbal remedies has been around for centuries. Ancient civilizations discovered increased efficacy through inhalation. There are records of vaporizing substances that go back to 3,500 BC. Many do not know this, but vaping is a form of aromatherapy – considered direct inhalation aromatherapy – and has been used by many cultures throughout the centuries.
Egypt is recognized as the origin for significant development in aromatherapy, and the first distillation of botanicals (dating back to 3500 B.C.) was done in Egypt. During the 3rd Dynasty (2650-2575 BC) in Egypt, the process of embalming and mummification was developed by the Egyptians in their search for immortality. Frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, cinnamon, cedarwood, juniper berry are all known to have been used at some stage to preserve the bodies of their royalty in preparation of the afterlife.
In Traditional Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine, vaporization and aromatherapy are critical to delivering the healing power of botanicals. These methods play a major role in a variety of treatments. Botanicals like peppermint and eucalyptus are used for breathing treatments. Herbs like valerian and passion flower are used for anxiety and sleep. Many of these plants are traditionally Chinese and come from Chinese herbal medicine practices.
With modern technology, we can combine the ancient knowledge handed down through the centuries with innovative extraction techniques to make botanicals more safe and more effective for inhalation. With reliable, safe, and efficient vaporizers, we can create a powerful medicine cabinet that can suit and soothe just about anyone – without side effects or dependency issues. Using ancient medicine and modern technology, we can deliver portable, convenient, and effective products to improve any lifestyle.