Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for kidney stones April 14 2014
Kidney stones are one of the most common disorder of the urinary tract, and are basically crystalline-like structures that form in the kidneys and eventually pass (very painfully!) through the urinary tract. Smaller stones can pass through the urinary tract with minimal symptoms, but larger stones can cause a sudden and excruciating pain in the lower back on the side in the area of the kidney that has produced the stone.
Eucalyptus essential oil (eucalyptus radiata) is known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and can assist the body in preventing and passing kidney stones. This is because it is considered to be a vasodilator, meaning that it helps to widen blood vessels and as a result, blood circulates more effectively throughout the body.
How to treat kidney stones with eucalyptus oil:
Dilute 3 -5 drops of eucalyptus oil in 1-2 tablespoons of carrier oil (such as olive, coconut or jojoba). Massage this mixture on the skin over the kidney that is affected. Eucalyptus oil can also be used in an undiluted form, though caution should be taken as it may cause a slight skin irritation.
Place 1-2 drops of eucalyptus oil in one-teaspoon carrier oil (such as coconut or almond). Apply 6-10 drops of this mixture over kidney area and apply a hot compress for 30 minutes twice a day.
Place a drop on the kidney meridian pressure point (on the bottom of the foot, approximately 2 inches below the second toe). Repeat 2-3 times a day.
Place a drop on additional pressure points including wrists, behind the ears, and between the thumb and index finger.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.