Painful inflammation, stiffness of joints and swelling are some common features if you suffer from Arthritis restricting the body to perform day to day tasks. Active lifestyle, injury, genetics and/ or overuse of ligaments are some probable causes of Arthritis in different joints of the body that generally, lack effective treatment. Arthritis is very painful at times, and requires efficient natural methods to relieve the pain which are restorative and curative as well.
One of the best solutions for pain relief is Aromatherapy with its healing oils that cure pains without any side effects. These essential oils derived from plants and concentrated thereafter, penetrate into cells easily and provide necessary oxygen and nutrients to the inflamed joints. Rebuilding damages joints and restoring mobility are often possible with some of the therapeutic oils.
Therapeutic Essential Oils for Arthritis
This oil is anti inflammatory, anti spasmodic and antiseptic volatile oil that needs to be diluted in 1:1 ratio with other carrier oil. It is applied on the affected area in circular motions and to the reflex points for relief in muscle aches and joints.
The extract of the fragrant flowers of lavender plant, Lavender Oil is full of health benefits. Relieving pain, nervous tension and stimulating blood circulation are some of the properties of this oil.A regular massage with Lavender Oil to the affected area would surely help in Arthritis and rheumatism.
Rosemary or Rosmarinus Officinalis is a native plant to Mediterranean region and belongs to the mint family. The oil, extracted from its leaves is extensively used for relieving all kind of pains.Direct massages to the affected area or vapor baths infused with this oil are certainly effective treatment to cure Arthritis.
Knotted Marjoram or Origanum Marjorana is an analgesic, anti spasmodic and bactericidal plant that is native to the Mediterranean region. The oil extracted from the fresh and dried leaves of this plant has been used since ages for relief in spasms, stiff joints, sprains and inflammations. A direct application on the affected area is always recommended for immediate respite from the pain.
The world’s oldest medicinal plant, Peppermint is a native plant to Europe. Menthol, menthyl esters, manganese, calcium, iron, copper, omega-3 fatty acids and several vitamins make this plant a valuable resource to treat many health problems.The essential oil of this plant numbs the affected area and relieves the pain. Peppermint oil can be diluted with other oils like lemon, Rosemary or Marjoram for effective healing.
The extract from the flowers of Chamomile plant, Chamomile Oil has two types- German and Roman, and both are equally filled with health benefits. Full of anti-rheumatic and anti-phlogistic properties, they stimulate circulation and detoxification of the blood.Arthritis mainly caused by accumulation of uric acid and improper circulation can be treated successfully with the application of Chamomile Oil.Massaging with all these oils is extremely helpful in alleviating the pain and controlling the same with their constant use. Arthritis baths with some of these oils attribute to further curing the disease.