What is an Essential Oil?
Essential oils are extracted from different plants. The complete science of Aromatherapy is based on the use of these amazing oils. Essential oils are the best source to treat several pain-related problems. It heals all kinds of headaches, back pain, nerve pain, etc. effectively, but it is best known for its treatment for Migraine. None of the home remedies can treat a Migraine as effectively as these essential oils do. There are different Essential oils for migraines, so which one of them is the best to treat it? Let’s take a look.
Essential Oils for Migraine
· Lavender Oil
Lavender Oil is one of the best-known oil due to its healing properties. Lavender is derived from a plant that is grown thoroughly around the world especially in the Mediterranean areas. It is not only used in the form of oils instead its lotions, creams, and serums are also available in the market. It helps people in getting out from stress, depression, fatigue, tiredness, excessive sleep, etc. Experts claim its regular use can easily reduce the problem of a migraine.
How to use it?
Lavender oil can be used directly on the skin or by inhalation to treat a migraine effectively. For the best results, mix lavender oil with any other carrier oil, for example, coconut oil, etc. Put some of this oil’s drops on your palms or wrists, rub it thoroughly whenever you feel a migraine attack. If you can’t do this, then smell this essential oil directly from the bottle. You can also take steam of it by boiling a few drops of lavender oil.
To treat children with lavender oil; always consult with the doctor first. Adults can use a maximum of 4 drops at a time of lavender essential oil.
· Rosemary Oil
As the Frankincense Essential Oil does, Rosemary oil is best-known for treating migraines, sleep disorder, usual headaches, respiratory issues, back pain, for improving blood circulation, etc. since ages. It has anti-inflammatory and healing properties which help in treating the problems mentioned above. According to the experts in the field of Aromatherapy, inhaling Rosemary oil for 5 minutes daily at different times of day help in reducing the hormones of cortisol. What’s cortisol? It’s a hormone which is released due to anxiety and stress. Plus it leads to severe health problems.
So, in short, the Rosemary essential oil helps in controlling the dangerous effects of pain which leads to serious medical issues. Rosemary oil also improves the blood circulation. It helps in improving the functioning of the brain. It is one of the best home remedies to avoid Alzheimer’s disease, etc.
How to use?
Massage thoroughly with Rosemary oil on your entire head for treating migraine. You can also use directly by rubbing it on the temples of the head for quick relief. If you can’t do this, then smell this Rosemary essential oil instantly from the bottle. You can also take steam of it by boiling a few drops of Rosemary oil for treating respiratory problems. According to the experts, the people who used to massage 20 minutes of rosemary essential oil daily felt 30% reduction in their chronic pain as compared to others. Rosemary essential oil also acts as a de-stressor to treat depression and anxiety. For this purpose, you may use this fantastic essential oil as an inhaler daily in your routine. It also helps in making your immune system strong for a long time. That is why it helps in treating the sleep disorder, mood swings, and etc. issues effectively.
· Peppermint Oil
The peppermint leaves and flowers are the primary sources of extracting the Peppermint Essential oil. It is best known for relieving the severe headaches, migraines, body pain, etc. The alternative medicine world claims peppermint essential as the best healing oil. Menthol is also added to it for giving a cooling effect.
How to use?
For treating migraine, peppermint essential oil can be directly used on the temples of the head, earlobes, jaw muscles, main part of the skull, etc. Its acts as magic to relive you from a severe headache. There are different pain-relieving gels available in the market having a cooling effect of menthol. For treating nausea, you may add a maximum of 4 drops of the peppermint oil in a glass of water for drinking. It is a very effective home remedy. It also helps in treating cervical pain.
If you don’t want to use directly on the skin, you may add a few drops of the peppermint essential oil in the water before taking a bath. It helps in relaxation, treating migraines and creating a soothing effect. You may also use a peppermint essential oil as a diffuser in your room to create a soothing effect. This long-lasting effect helps in treating headache and sleep disorder. One more way of using peppermint essential oil is by drinking its tea. It helps in making you feel fresh and sound for a long time.
· Chamomile Oil
Chamomile essential oil is one of the best-known and fresh-scented oil to treat migraines. The high anti-inflammatory properties in Chamomile oil helps also helps in treating all kinds of pain. Chamomile oil has a sweet flavor which calms down the stress, relaxes you, and make you feel rejuvenated.
How to use?
The most common usage of Chamomile oil is by making its tea because it helps in relaxing, treating inflammation, improving the blood circulation, and relieving tension. It also helps in getting out from stress, anxiety, and depression. Chamomile oil is also beneficial for massaging during the prenatal period as it de-stresses the weak women. You may mix it with the lemongrass to make it double-effective. It is the best oil in all the essential oils to treat the arthritis pain. For best results, you may massage the warm oil gently through palms on the affected areas for 20 – 25 minutes daily. For treating the sciatic and cervical pain, you may use the chamomile essential oil as well. Massage the warm oil on the back, hip area, legs, etc. thoroughly.
So, try to use any of these effective essential oils in your daily routine to treat migraine and other chronic pain effectively.