We all know the benefits of lavender and frankincense but have you heard of helichrysum? This essential oil helps relieve pain without any side effects like most meds.
Not only is helichrysum a superior pain reliever than most natural remedies, research shows it’s more effective than pharmaceutical medication.
Now, most people are not familiar with this herb, so here are a few things you should know about it.
This herb is originally from Europe, and only grows in a few regions. It’s a bit pricey but the price is justified by its painkilling properties.
Note that there are different varieties of this essential oil. This essential oil should come from the helichrysum Italicum plant.
How helichrysum works
As you may know, most pain relievers have side effects – some like ibuprofen and acetaminophen negatively affect the liver.
Well, this essential oil is not toxic and doesn’t cause irritation. In fact, you can apply it on the skin without diluting it.
Here are a few benefits of helichrysum
Reduce inflammation and eliminate toxins
Enhance regeneration of cells
Relax tight muscles, tendons and ligaments
Prevent blood clots and bruising
It’s virtually impossible to find pharmaceutical meds that all these effects, most only have two. For instance, aspirin only helps reduce inflammation and thinning blood. Another reason to use helichrysum essential oil is that its effects kick in almost instantly.
People with arthritis, joint pain, muscle pain, ligaments pain, and tendons pain can apply this oil. Let’s look into how to use this oil when dealing with different kinds of pain.
How to use helichrysum essential oil
How you use this oil will depend on the kind of pain you’re dealing with.
If you have a burn or a sprung ankle, apply undiluted helichrysum on the source of pain. Once the pain reduces or injury gets better, dilute it with 20 percent carrier oil like Jojoba and apply.
When dealing with chronic pain dilute helichrysum with carrier oil (start with 5 percent dilution). Simply mix 40 drops of helichrylum with one ounce of carrier oil.