One of the earliest herbalists to note the effects of useful plants and document them was Theophrastus (380-287 B.C), also hailed as the Father of Botany.
He created a massive book of herbal lore in Materia Medica. Being the first-ever collection of the beneficial effects of useful herbs, and their preparation, this ancient text is still referred to by modern-day herbalists.
Nature’s Beauty for Thicker, Fuller Hair
The earliest documented use of Herbology and aromatherapy for beautifying purposes dated back in biblical times.
When the Persian King Xerxes I was selecting his future queen, by royal tradition, the selected candidates relished in a year of luxurious palace treatments. With the emphasis on the beauty of hair, they indulged in spa-like treatments prepared with aromatic herbs, like myrrh and marjoram, and essential oils of rose and jojoba. These ladies with the head-turning locks were destined for the seat of power – truly a beauty queen.