Photo: Bird Eye/FlickrYarrow Essential Oil (Achillea millefolium) is useful for being an anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, haemostatic, hypotensive, stomachic, and tonic. It is beneficial to the skin and also helps colic, cramp, indigestion, and constipation. In the nervous system, it can be used to counter stress-related problems, hypertension, and insomnia. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant, and prolonged use may cause headaches and may irritate sensitive skin. It can be used in a burner or vaporizer, or as a topical oil.
Photo: scyrene/FlickrClove Essential Oil (Syzygium aromaticum) is useful for anti-aging, numbing pain, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and rheumatism, infections (skin, flu, bacterial, viral and fungal, hepatitis, parasitic), digestive problems (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), ulcers, inflammation, cataracts, lice, poison oak, acne, wounds, and lupus. It is advised that children and people who take blood thinners not use clove. It can cause extreme skin irritation, therefore dilution is recommended. It can be used in a diffuser, or taken orally as a food supplement.
Photo: Steve Slater/FlickrValerian Essential Oil (Valeriana officinalis) is known for its positive effects on sleep enhancement and reduces anxiety. It can also be used as a stimulant. It can be applied topically or taken internally as a supplement.
Photo: Virginia (Ginny) Sanderson/FlickrChamomile Essential Oil (Chamemelum nobile) aids in sleep and has calming and relaxing properties that help to reduce anxiety, dispel anger, and release old emotions. Possible dangerous side effects can include: anaphylaxis, contact dermatitis, and other severe hypersensitivity reactions. You can diffuse it or rub two drops on the temples or back of the neck, either prior to going to bed or when facing a difficult situation.
The most popular essential oils for nerve pain include: wintergreen, peppermint, helichrysum, spruce, lavender, and rosemary. These oils are the most recommended for helping people successfully improve their chronic nerve pain. Essential oils have the power to deliver specific beneficial healing pr...
The most popular essential oils for nerve pain include: wintergreen, peppermint, helichrysum, spruce, lavender, and rosemary. These oils are the most recommended for helping people successfully improve their chronic nerve pain. Essential oils have the power to deliver specific beneficial healing properties from different plants in a highly concentrated and direct form to your body, which can quickly alleviate nerve pain effectively. When used properly they have been recognized for centuries for having therapeutic properties. What are the best essential oils for nerve pain?
Depending on the type of oil applied, the healing effects of essential oils are limitless, from antibacterial defense to relief of pain and even aiding in emotional therapy, and applying essential oils topically when diluted quickly attacks places of pain and inflammation. From a strictly scientific perspective, oils are extremely effective due to the 50 million smell receptors that are located inside the nasal passageways that connect directly to the brain’s limbic system, the area that is responsible for emotions and memories.
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Photo: Michael Lehet/FlickrPeppermint is an excellent way to relax joint pain when diluted and applied topically. It can also ease headache tension when rubbed on the temples and gently massaged. Peppermint Essential Oil is useful for irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, morning sickness, cramps, gas, colds, coughs, imflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus and respiratory infections, headache, muscle pain, nerve pain, joint problems, and toothache. There are no known side effects to using peppermint oil, but mild skin irritation could be a factor. It can be taken internally, topically, and used in a diffuser.
Photo: user uploaded imageWhen helichrysum is used as a massage oil it can significantly reduce the symptoms of joint pain. Helichrysum (also known as "immortelle") is useful for reducing inflammation, headaches, acne, promoting the healing of wounds or burns, detoxing and boosting the immune system, reversing the signs of aging in the skin, and fighting fungal infections. There are no known side effects to using the essential oil, but taking it internally can be toxic. It can be used topically or in a diffuser.see more on Helichrysum
Photo: Mzuriana/FlickrFrankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii or Boswellia Sacra) carries much-needed oxygen into the brain and stimulates its limbic area, which includes the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands. It can be blended with all oils.
Photo: sandy richard/FlickrSpruce oil is a natural pain reliever when applied topically after being diluted. Most people recognize it for being able to specifically reduce back and joint pain. It is useful for arthritis, sciatica, bone pain, stimulate thymus and adrenal glands, rheumatic, sciatica, lower back pain and the immune system. Children under the age of 6 shouldn't use black spruce and repeated use could result in skin irritation (diluting it is recommended). It can be used as a food additive, applied topically, or diffused.
Photo: Rutger Smit/FlickrLavender Essential Oil (Lavendula angustifolia) relaxes you and makes you more alert. Itcan balance any personality. Possible dangers of not using lavender properly are: irritation of the skin, allergic reactions, nausea, headache, chills, or vomiting. It can be applied topically or diffused in a room.
Photo: Angela Mabray/FlickrSpearmint Essential Oil (Mentha viridis) is useful for headaches, migraines, nervous conditions, asthma, fatigue, stress, bronchitis, sinusitis, and acne. There are no known side effects to using the oil, but skin irritation can be a result for some users. It can be taken internally, applied externally, or used in a diffuser.
Photo: stuart anthony/FlickrWhen wintergreen is diluted and applied topically it serves as a natural pain reliever. It can calm nerve pain and relax the muscles. It can be useful for headaches, minor aches and pains, stomach aches, gas, fever, kidney problems, asthma, nerve pain, gout, arthritis, menstrual pain, and achy joints. The oil is unsafe to take by mouth, and can cause ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach pain, and confusion. It can be applied topically to the skin or used in a diffuser.
Photo: barloventomagico/FlickrBalsam Copaiba reduces swelling that causes common joint pain when massaged directly on an area. It is useful for constipation, bronchitis, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, and bladder infections; it also helps in curing urinary tract infections. In high doses it can cause rash, stomach pain, itching, and redness. Pregnant women, people with cancer, liver, and kidney problems should avoid this oil. It can be used in a diffuser, taken orally, or used in foods as a spice.
Photo: Anja Jonsson/FlickrRosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) can be useful for aching muscles, arthritis, dandruff, dull skin, exhaustion, gout, hair care, muscle cramping, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, and headaches. It is best to avoid using it while pregnant or if you have epilepsy. It can be taken orally, used topically, and in a diffuser.
Photo: mwms1916/FlickrClary Sage Essential Oil (also known as Esalarea) can be useful for upset stomach, stomach disorders, kidney disease, and tumors when applied to the skin. There are no known side effects to using clary sage when taken in proper amounts. It can be taken internally (it aides as a flavor for food) and topically.
Photo: Fluffymuppet/FlickrGinger Essential Oil (Zingiber officinale) is useful for nausea, morning sickness, indigestion, circulation, arthritis, muscle pain, and cardiac fatigue. There are no known side effects to using ginger, however, people who take blood thinners should not use it. It can be taken as a food grade supplement, inhaled, and diffused.