I have decided to personally bring essential oils into my personal environment and what I have done is do the research required into the most popular oils so I can then get a true grasp of their benefits.
I will have a few different posts and videos for each of these essential oils throughout my website explaining exactly what they do with the hope that you may try them out for yourself.
Essential oils are not ‘legalised’ drugs (Big Pharm) and cannot be ‘promoted’ as official remedies or recommended ‘professionally’ for treatment of pain and other conditions.
That is just from a perceived ‘legal’ position however it is CLEAR that essential oils have a place in our modern human environment and should not be ignored.
They can be used to support better health, which may naturally lead to a reduced need for pain relievers and other man made pharmaceuticals.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the direct extracts of plants, containing many natural chemicals and compounds that have extensively been studied for their unique health and healing benefits.
There are literally thousands of scientific studies proving without doubt the numerous benefits of essential oils and their direct contribution for better human health.
Some essential oils do come with side effects (skin rashes or sneezing) due to their concentrated form however these conditions are far more subtle and rare than the adverse effects experienced by general pharmaceutical drugs.
I know what I would prefer to use first.
It is always best to seek guidance from a qualified practitioner (one you trust and is awake) when using essential oils.
All health considerations need to be addressed intelligently.
6 Essential Oils – The Pain Relievers
Boswellia serrata is its botanical name.
Frankincense is famous for being mentioned in the Bible as a gift from the three wise men (magi) and I feel there is more to understand about these amazing oils and I plan on finding out.
It is considered a precious substance to many people due to its healing qualities.
The unfortunate reality is we are not taught this information at school which is a major fail and it is time we did.
From my studies most pain is a result of inflammation and that is why it needs to be addressed as a major component to our health.
Inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, dehydration and bio-field energy disruption is where disease (dis-ease) manifests.
This is where we need to be looking for all our health issues.
Frankincense is an inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase which is a key enzyme that causes inflammation in the body.
- improved circulation
- reduced stress
- tissue regeneration
- improved digestion
- immune function
- balanced hormones
- protects wounds from becoming septic
- fights infections
- induces contractions in gums
- muscles and blood vessels
- removes excess gas
- heals scars
- keeps cells healthy and promotes their regeneration
- promotes digestion
- increases urination
- regulates menstrual cycles
- cures coughs and colds
- soothes anxiety
- ensures good health of the uterus.
Lavandula angustifolia is its botanical name.
Lavender essential oil has a wide variety of uses and is famous for its ability to support better sleep and relaxation
Lavender oil contains the phytochemicals perillyl alcohol and linalool which has shown to support healing including diseases (dis-ease) such as cancer.
Studies show evidence that lavender inhalation therapy supports less need for commercialised pain medication.
A study testing for overall pain found 46% of test applicants needed less pain medication than the other test group who was on placebo only.
Lavender essential oil is also effective in relieving pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
- anti-microbial on wounds
- sleep inducing
- nervous system booster
- pain relief
- urine flow
- respiratory disorders
- skin care
- hair care
- blood circulation
- immune system health
Commiphora myrrha is its botanical name.
Myrrh is also the second gift provided by the three wise men (Magi).
Myrrh is best known for its ability to support the immune system which helps ward off diseases and inflammation.
It also supports hormone balance.
- reduces body weight gain
- improves blood lipids profile
- anti catarrhal
- immune booster
4. Clove Oil
Eugenia caryophyllata is its botanical name.
It has been used to assist against cold sores, abscesses, ear ache, and dental pain.
Also known to help against corneal pain.
Has been proven to reduce pain up to 87% of those trialled.
- dental rinses
- skin care
- respiratory problems
- blood circulation issues
- blood purification
- immune system weakness
- premature ejaculation
5. Peppermint Oil
Mentha Piperitais its botanical name.
Comparable in efficacy to Aspirin and Tylenol based on several German studies.
Apply peppermint oil to the forehead and temples for pain and headache relief however make sure it is diluted appropriately with your preferred carrier oil.
- induce numbness
- protect against sepsis
- reduce milk flow and discharge
- relax spasm
- strengthen gums
- stop hair loss
- lifts skin
- induces firmness in muscles
- stops haemorrhaging
- removes gas
- good for brain and memory health
- promotes bile discharge
- clears congestion
- eases breathing
- relieves obstructed menstruation
- expels phlegm & catarrh
- reduces fever
- good for the liver
- good for nerves
- good for the stomach
Eucalyptus is its botanical name however there are various sub species with their own specific botanical reference.
Eucalyptus essential oil helps relieve pain and is also a powerful antioxidant.
- treatment of respiratory problems
- muscle pain
- mental exhaustion
- dental care
- skin care
- intestinal germs
Essential oils are not pharmaceutical drugs.
They do not replace the role of pharmaceutical pain relievers.
Essential oils do help to support our biology, support overall health and can present a pain-free body when used correctly.
Always seek advice before using them and always dilute your oils appropriately.