"Get Well with Smell"
To relieve pain, it is best applied through massage oils, lotions or added to a salt/mineral bath or
Lavender is the best scent for relieving stress, and may be mixed with any of the others for
the specific oils for Lyme disease symptoms.
Some oils - such as clove bud, frankincense chamomile, lavender, and lemongrass - dulls pain by numbing the
Oils such as chamomile, geranium, juniper, lavender, marjoram, myrrh, rose, and tea tree diminish pain through
anti-inflammatory actions .
oils – e.g., as bay laurel, bay rum, black pepper, cinnamon, clove bud, ginger, juniper, peppermint, and thyme -
relieve pain by producing heat and increasing circulation.
oils - such as frankincense, ginger, and lemongrass - interfere with the brain’s processing of pain
Oils such as birch (containing aspirin-like compounds), cayenne, and ginger hinder the production of
neurotransmitters that carry pain messages from nerve endings to the central nervous system.
chamomile, clary sage, lavender, lemon, lemon eucalyptus, lemon verbena, marjoram, melissa (lemon balm), myrtle,
and petitgrain (a citrus-related plant) may help relieve pain through relaxation.
oils - including bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, lavender, melissa, mandarin,
neroli (orange blossom), rose, sandalwood, and tangerine - can be inhaled, rubbed on the skin with massage oil
or lotion, or used in bath water.
inhaled, a variety of oils - including lavender, melissa, peppermint, basil, chamomile, lemongrass and marjoram
- can relieve headaches of different origins.
oils - including bergamot, chamomile, lavender, lemon melissa, marjoram, neroli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood,
and valerian – relieve stress (even slowing brain waves).
qualities are found in some oils such as angelica, bergamot, cardamom, chamomile cinnamon, clary sage, clove,
cypress, lavender, lemon verbena, lemon, melissa, orange, neroli, petitgrain, rose, and ylang-ylang (a tropical
oils - including angelica, basil, benzoin (from a southeast Asian tree), black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon,
clove, cypress, ginger, jasmine, peppermint, rosemary, and sage - will stimulate and keep you alert.
Blood Pressure: Oils
have been shown to lower blood pressure, including neroli, orange, melissa, tangerine, rose, ylang ylang,
geranium, and clary sage.
Bacterial Infections: Oils
isolated from bay laurel, cinnamon, clove bud, garlic, oregano, savory, and thyme are powerful antibacterial agents
(albeit potential skin irritants). More gentle antibacterial oils include bay rum, benzoin, cardamom, eucalyptus,
frankincense, geranium lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, myrrh, myrtle, pine rose, sage, and tea
oils can treat infections of the skin, bladder, bowel, ear, gum, sinus, skin, and throat. The nature of the
infection will determine whether the oils are inhaled or rubbed on the skin.
tract infections (UTIs) can be treated with baths, sitzbaths, and massages using certain essential oils. For
example, a massage oil containing niaouli, cajeput (both a type of tea tree oil) or sandalwood can be rubbed
into the abdomen and kidney region of the lower back.
and wounds can be treated with sprays or salves that contain essential oils isolated from eucalyptus, lavender,
lemon, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, tea tree, or basil.
ingredients in cough drops and cold and flu medications, many oils also have antiviral properties. These oils
include bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon bark, clove bud, eucalyptus, garlic, geranium, holy
basil, juniper, lavender, melissa, lemongrass, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, oregano, rose, rosemary sage, tea tree,
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