By Ellen Probert Williamson
In every country and all the religions of the world, scent has played a large part for many centuries.
People everywhere respond to scent, and more of history than we may realize has been dependent upon spices, herbs and plants.
From the days of the earliest civilizations, mankind has known and prized the benefits of those seeds, barks, buds, roots and berries we call spices.
But until more recent times, there was great difficulty to obtain them because of their exotic sources.