Daily Dose of Nature

Aromatics in Magic and Ritual – Part 4

Aromatherapy played an important role in the religious rites of ancient cultures and contributed to the development of many civilisations.

Azerbaijani Oil

Located in South Western Asia, between Iran and Russia, today Azerbaijan is a country with a Turkic and Muslim population. Its number one export is oil, though in the past the country prized oils of a different kind. The people of the kingdoms of Manna (ninth-seventh centuries BC) and Atropatena (fourth-first centuries BC), nor Iran, held flowers and plants in high esteem for their spiritual properties.

According to Turkic legend the should of babies are grown in flowers, which are the creation o the sky god Tangry and his wife Oleng, goddess of grass, tress, and patroness of medicine.

The spiritual beliefs of the Azerbaijanis encompassed strict rules for keeping the body cleansed and purified, and, therefore, the use of perfumed oils was popular. Frankincense, rosemary, cassia, spikenard and hyssop were used for this purpose, but were also renewed for their healing properties.

Azerbaijani understanding of healing oils like rosemary came from spiritual beliefs.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. denise421win says:

    wOW, MOTHER nature and her goodies, such a treat

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      I know right..it’s fascinating

      Liked by 1 person

      1. GS says:



  2. Aromatherapy can affect health very positively, it can uplift mood instantly and is an amazing natural way to get rid of stress. I believe every spiritual belief has a scientific logic behind it.

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    1. GS says:

      Aromatherapy is thought to work by stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system — the part of the brain that controls emotions. Many essential oils have been shown to be safe when used as directed.


  3. Unique Tales says:

    Interesting share. 😊Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Yes a little different from my earlier nature posts but I couldn’t stop myself from sharing such interesting information which dates back many centuries. Glad you liked it.


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