Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for neuritis July 16 2014
Neuritis is a condition characterized by the inflammation of nerves. It can occur anywhere within the body and wherever it does, it essentially creates nerves that don’t work as they should. This can result in pain, discomfort, swelling, stiffness, and a host of other annoying symptoms that cause a degeneration of the nerves that may present long-term problems if not treated quickly and effectively.
Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus radiata) has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties that make it a great option when treating nerve spasms that characterize neuralgia. Eucalyptus oil can help relax stiff muscles, allowing for pain relief and ease in range of motion and muscle movement.
How to use eucalyptus oil to treat neuritis:
Add 3-5 drops of straight (neat) eucalyptus oil directly onto affected area. Slowly massage into skin and repeat when an attack hits.
Add 15-50 drops of eucalyptus oil to a hot bath. Combined with the benefits of the oil, the heat of the water encourages muscles to relax and helps reduce inflammation and spasms. For additional benefits, Epsom salts can be added to the water as well.
Add 5 drops of eucalyptus oil to a small squirt of lotion or carrier oil (such as almond or jojoba oil). Rub into palms to mix and massage into affected areas.
For a convenient and portable rub on the go, add 10-20 drops of eucalyptus oil to a small spray bottle of water. Spray directly onto the affected site and massage for several minutes.
Eucalyptus oil can also help to prevent nerve spasms of neuralgia and a morning rubdown is a fantastic way to warm and prepare the nerves for calm throughout the day. Rub 3-5 drops generously into the affected area until a relaxed sensation is felt.
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.
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