Peppermint essential oil is refreshing and anaesthetic: properties of particular interest in relieving pain. Indeed, menthol gives pe peppermint HE a reliable analgesic power.
Because of its powerful analgesic power, HE of peppermint is recommended to relieve pain related to headaches and migraines with an application at the level of the temples at the birth of the hair or on the top of the forehead and in the nape of the neck.
Warning: peppermint essential oil is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under six years of age or people with hypertension.
Do you suffer from dental pain? Use clove essential oil! Diluted in water, this HE makes it possible to make a mouthwash with anaesthetic properties, ideal for relieving cavities, abscesses, mouth ulcers, gingivitis or toothache.
In addition to its soothing properties that eugenol, which it is rich in, gives it, clove seed oil also relieves joint or muscle pain. Diluted in vegetable oil, you will apply it by massaging the area that hurts you.
Clove essential oil can also be taken orally in the event of various infections (parasitic, viral, bacterial).
Many essential oils have an analgesic effect. Their action can help control or reduce pain, or act on its causes, for example, by fighting against inflammation, as we will see below. The mode of application is essential: baths with essential oils help relieve tension, while massages activate healing processes by stimulating blood circulation. The olfactory route can also absorb the active ingredients.
Certain essential oils, such as cinnamon, cloves or peppermint, reduce the perception of pain by their anaesthetic action. Others are interesting because of their decongestant power. These are the aldehydes, the sesquiterpenes, the terpene esters and the terpenes contained in the essential oils which contribute to their analgesic action. To benefit from a maximum effect, it is better to combine different oils, to benefit from a pain synergy, these molecules not all having the same mode of action.
Anti-inflammatory essential oils
The salicylic acid contained in aspirin and extracted initially from white willow, before being synthesized by the pharmaceutical industry, is one of the best known anti-inflammatory molecules. The molecule has now fallen somewhat into disuse in favour of other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen. But it is found in the benefits of aromatherapy. If it helps fight inflammation, it’s because the components of specific essential oils produce salicylic acid. This is the case for wintergreen oil, which is highly concentrated in methyl salicylate. This salicylate turns into salicylic acid when
Essential oils are very effective in relieving and calming the pain associated with inflammation. Their anti-inflammatory properties make them the solutions of choice to fight against these ailments that hamper your daily life. Discover without further delay the three essential anti-inflammatory oils!