Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for osteoporosis May 15 2014
Osteoporosis is the acceleration or rapid breakdown of bone mass that causes the bones to thin and become brittle. There are many potential causes and rick factors, with the most common being poor diet, menopausal changes in women, lack of exercise/mobility, and a lack of calcium and vitamin D supplementation.
Peppermint oil (mentha arvensis) has wonderful analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties and when used on a regular basis, can help to combat inflammation in the body. Additionally, when peppermint oil is inhaled and absorbed, it passes the blood-brain barrier in the body and this increases the transmission of oxygen and other nutrients to the brain and the rest of the body.
How to use peppermint oil to help with osteoporosis:
Add 3-5 drops of straight (neat) peppermint oil directly onto joints. Slowly massage into skin.
Add 15-50 drops of peppermint oil to a hot bath. Combined with the benefits of the oil, the heat of the water encourages muscles to relax and helps reduce next-day stiffness. For additional benefits, Epsom salts can be added to the water as well.
Add 5 drops of peppermint oil to a small squirt of lotion or carrier oil (such as almond or jojoba oil). Run into palms to mix and massage into affected muscles.
For a convenient and portable rub, add 10-20 drops of peppermint oil to a small spray bottle of water. Sprat directly onto the sore site and massage for several minutes.
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.
Peppermint Essential Oil - 15mL bottle
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