Here’s a little known secret that big pharma doesn’t want you to know about: There’s an essential oil out there that provides amazing pain relief without the negative side effects that often accompany pharmaceutical medications. The pain relief from this oil has been found to be superior not only to most natural remedies but even the pharmaceuticals that are commonly used today. Pardon the pun, but what I’m talking about isn’t snake oil. It’s the oil of the curry plant – Helichrysum Italicum.
The oil can be applied topically to treat muscle, joint and ligament pain as well as bruises and sprains.
It works so well, in fact, that a hospital in Grasse, France tested it on the open wounds of their patients and found that the oil multiplied naturally-occurring collagen in skin cells to speed up wound healing and minimize redness and scarring.
How does it work?
Most pain relievers have negative side effects. Helichrysum essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Also unlike many essential oils, helichrysum extract can be applied to the skin without being diluted.
The essential oil of helichrysum italicum is effective at:
- Reducing inflammation and removing toxins
- Preventing bruising and blood clots
- Relaxing tight muscles and connective tissue
- Promoting cellular regeneration
You’ll find many pharmaceuticals only achieve one or two of these effects. For example, aspirin only works when thinning blood and targeting inflammation. As a result, helichrysum delivers unparalleled pain relief. The pain relief from using helichrysum essential oil has been reported to work almost immediately. Before I stopped taking pharmaceuticals for my joint pain, it would take hours for me to feel their pain-relieving effects. So it goes without saying that I like to keep a bottle of helichrysum oil handy.
For chronic pain, use 40 drops of helichrysum in an ounce of your chosen carrier oil to create a 5% dilution. You can also add black pepper essential oil for a warming effect or peppermint oil for a cooling effect.