Classification of Aroma Essential Oils by Sasang Constitution

아로마 에센셜 오일의 사상체질의학적 분류제목

  • Choi, Eun-Joo (Dept. of Sasang Constitutional Medicine in Oriental Medical Hospital Sang-Ji Univ.) ;
  • Hong, Sun-Gi (Dept. of Sasang Constitutional Medicine in Oriental Medical Hospital Sang-Ji Univ.) ;
  • Yoo, Jun-Sang (Dept. of Sasang Constitutional Medicine in Oriental Medical Hospital Sang-Ji Univ.)
  • 최은주 (상지대학교 부속 한방병원 사상체질의학과) ;
  • 홍선기 (상지대학교 부속 한방병원 사상체질의학과) ;
  • 유준상 (상지대학교 부속 한방병원 사상체질의학과)
  • Received : 2011.08.17
  • Accepted : 2011.09.14
  • Published : 2011.09.30


1. Objectives: Aromatherapy is one of the alternative medical treatments by flavors of essential oils extracted from plants. This study was to investigate the classification of aroma essential oils by Sasang Constitution for clinical applications. 2. Methods: 1) We searched scientific name of aroma essential oils and scientific name of herbs, classify aroma essential oils according to Sasang Constitution. 2) If the method 1) is impossible, sort them by regard of aroma essential oils' flavors, specific characters and efficacies. 3. Results: Aroma essential oils suitable for Soeumin are 27 kinds, for Soyangin and Taeeumin are each 16 kinds, and for Taeyangin are 5 kinds.(Duplicates are allowed.) The cases which can not be classified clearly, are 10 kinds, so they are able to consider the Constitution of the more than two-phase. 4. Conclusions: Most of aromatic herbs are warm and spicy by pre-reports. So, aroma essential oils suitable for Soeumin are most often. After this study, studies about Sasang Constitutional herb recipes and more clinical studies are needed.


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