The gallbladder concentrates and stores bile as a pear-shaped sac which it can release to help digestion after a fatty meal.
As the name suggests, aromatherapy is a treatment based on fragrances. Several plant parts like flowers, leaves, roots, stems and seeds have special oils the fragrances of which are known to have excellent curative properties. Known to some of the ancient civilizations like Egypt and India since 1500 BC, the fragrances of essential oils in aromatherapy stimulate nerve ends in the nose and activate release of many hormones and enzymes in the body that restore good health, mental stability, and lift sagging spirits. Moreover, some of these oils have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that make them very useful for localized applications for control of pain and swelling and quick healing of cuts and abrasions. Aromatherapy ingredients can be inhaled – either directly through the nose or indirectly by spraying the fragrances in the surroundings, or applied externally to the affected site. Massage therapy, aromatic bath etc. are some of the processes associated with aromatherapy.