Arthritis is a condition in which joints become inflamed and painful. The problem can be so serious that it is difficult for the person to go about their daily activities. Essential oils can help reduce pain and inflammation in arthritis.
What kind of oils can be used for arthritis? We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the list of tools whose effectiveness has been proven in practice.
Essential oils to fight arthritis
The following funds are considered the most effective:
Frankincense oil – relieves even deep inflammation, prevents the growth of molecules that provoke inflammatory processes in the cartilage. It is enough to mix a few drops of frankincense essential oil with a base oil (coconut, olive, avocado) and apply the mixture to the problem area.
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Myrrh oil – has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. You can use the product together with frankincense oil, this combination will quickly get rid of inflammation and pain.
Lemongrass oil – a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce the negative effects of free radicals, which are often the cause of arthritis. To relieve pain, you need to add a few drops of oil to a container of water, put it in a water bath and warm up problem areas with steam.
Ginger oil – has antioxidant properties… To relieve pain and inflammation, it is enough to make a warm compress with diluted ginger essential oil.
Lavender oil – It is usually used to improve the quality of sleep, but it also helps in the treatment of arthritis through pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. To quickly relieve pain, just apply 3-5 drops of diluted lavender oil to the problem area and massage the area in a circular motion. Repeat the procedure if necessary.
Orange oil – relieves pain with anti-inflammatory properties… The product must be diluted with base oil and rubbed into the affected area.
Wintergreen oil – quickly relieves pain. It is usually used in combination with peppermint oil to help relieve pain. It is enough to apply the mixture to the problem area with massage movements.
Peppermint oil – has unique healing properties, quickly relieves arthritis pain and has a minimum of side effects… Apply 5-10 drops of diluted oil to the affected area of the skin.
Chamomile oil – quickly reduces inflammation and relieves joint stiffness by penetrating deep into the skin… For maximum pain relief, mix 15 drops of chamomile oil with two tablespoons of any base oil and apply the mixture to the problem area.
Turmeric oil – has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is enough to apply a few drops of the diluted product to the problem area.
General guidelines for using essential oils
The essential oil should always be diluted with a base oil, this eliminates the possibility of skin irritation, the optimal ratio is 12 drops of essential oil and 30 g of base oil. Before treating problem areas, you should check the body’s reaction to the diluted oil and apply a small amount of the mixture to a small area of the skin. Published by econet.ru.
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