Top 20 Essential Oils To Relieve Pain And Inflammation

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6. Lavender

One of the most popular essential oil on the planet, lavender is world-renowned for its ability to calm and relax both the body and mind, but did you know that this heavenly scented oil also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial compounds that can relieve muscle spasms, joint pain, muscle tension, and headaches? It’s true! No matter how you wish to use it, there is almost no type of pain that lavender cannot reduce.

 

7.  Black Pepper

This oil is almost unknown in America but if you want superior relief from the pain of back or abdominal spasms, this is the oil for you. Black pepper can also be taken internally to reduce inflammation inside of the body. Black pepper oil is also a powerful source of antioxidants that can help to lower blood pressure levels. It is that strong!

 

8.  Helichrysum

This is another essential oil that can be a bit on the expensive side but it is highly valued for its superior pain relief. Helichrysum has anti-spasmodic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory compounds that support the nervous system and helps to relieve arthritis pain. In fact, this oil is legendary for stopping pain within minutes after application. So while this oil might be a bit pricey, it certainly is well-worth it when it comes to pain relief.

 

9. Eucalyptus

This oil is best known for its anti-microbial agents that fight upper respiratory infections, but this strong smelling oil has another side to it. Eucalyptus oil has powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that are good for stopping nerve pain and all types of muscle pain. This oil is very strong and can irritate the skin so be sure to dilute this oil before applying to the skin.

 

10. Vetiver

Not as well-known in America, this herb has been used since ancient times for numerous ailments in Ayurvedic medicine.  This plant is extracted from the roots of a grass like plant which is related to citronella and lemongrass. This oil is perfect for general aches and pains, especially for the pain of arthritis, rheumatism, headaches, and muscle pain.

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