Essential oils are volatile aromatic fluids extracted by distilling water or cold pressing from leaves, trunks, flowers, barks, roots, or other parts of plants. Our ancestors have used essential oils for both medicinal and health purposes for thousands of years including aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments. Nowadays, we also apply these essential oils in daily life, and it is not surprised when people use essential oils for broken bones.
Because of certain deficiencies in the body, it is easy to appear breakages in our bones.
Broken bones are bones with multiple fractures, broken ligaments and tendons and bone displacements, which usually happen in children and old people. It needs minimal care to injuries and requires surgical intervention before using essential oils to help the healing process faster and reduce the discomfort.
Thanks to using essential oils for broken bones, we can maintain our bone density, and get a healthy life with the stronger bones that are less susceptible to damage. Especially, for those who already suffer from a fracture or a bone disease, these essential oils will make treatments of broken bones more effective and decrease the discomfort caused during the healing process. Top best essential oils for broken bones are listed as below:
Wintergreen essential oil
Wintergreen is one of the natural plants with the best anti-inflammatory compounds in the world. Wintergreen essential oil contains 85% to 90% of Methyl salicylate, so it has analgesic benefits and relieves stress.
Wintergreen essential oil absorbs quickly into the skin, which is a natural anesthetic similar to cortisone. It also promotes blood circulation, cools, reduces swelling and pain. In additions, wintergreen essential oil also contains antioxidants and beneficial constituents including guanidines, a-pinene, myrcene, 3-carboxy delta, limonene, and delta-cadinene.
In cases of broken bones, you apply a few drops of wintergreen essential oil and massage daily, which helps to heal the broken bones and speed up treatment process. You can use a mix of wintergreen, peppermint and helichrysum topically to treat the bones in the injured areas, and reduce inflammation and pain.
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Helichrysum essential oil is considered a natural medicine, used in many cases, components inside the helichrysum can inhibit the anti-inflammatory enzyme, eliminate free radicals. It acts as a corticosteroid (a drug is commonly used to cure many diseases). The helichrysum essential oil can naturally relieve pain by swelling reduction, inflammation, and blood circulation. It is a great way to support patients suffering from nerve pain, muscle pain. This essential oil is also very good and effective on diseases associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, traumatic injuries, especially broken bone areas.
You can use helichrysum essential oil or combine with lavender essential oil to overcome pains from broken bones.
Fir essential oil
Fir essential oil is a product extracted from pine wood. With warm characteristic, fir essential oil is often used as a raw material for body massage. Mix the oil with a base oil or a massage oil at a rate of 2.5% of the fir essential oil over the entire volume of the solution, or mix 12-15 drops of the fir essential oil and 30ml of base oil and mơassage oils. Massage with this mixture of essential oils to the whole body to help relax muscles, warm the body and help blood circulation better, which increase pain relief caused by broken bones.
Cypress essential oil
Cypress essential oil is good for the circulatory system. You can massage around broken bone areas with cypress, which helps blood to flow back quickly, reduce pain, and speed up restoring process of broken bones.
Krill essential oil
Krill essential Oil is beneficial in retaining the flexibility and health of bones. Krill essential oil contains the Omega-3s EPA and DHA, which help to keep healthier bones and joints. Moreover, krill oil is very effective in repairing broken bones faster because of its natural healing abilities.
Mixture of Peppermint and Eucalyptus Oils
With the analgesic and cooling properties, peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils will help patients to overcome the pain from broken bones.
How to apply this mixture for broken bone areas: you need a small dark glass container, 2-4 tablespoons of carrier essential oils (Grape Seed, Almond, Olive, etc.),10-12 drops of Eucalyptus Oil, and 10-12 drops of Peppermint Oil. Then, with 1-2 tablespoons of the carrier essential oils, you add 5-10 drops of Eucalyptus and 5-10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oils. Use a part of this blend to massage into areas around broken bones to reduce the pain. The rest part should be kept in the dark glass bottle away from the sun to use in next times.
These essential oils do not treat directly broken bones; they only have effects in reducing swelling, pain and support treatment process faster. You can apply one of above essential oils for broken bones to improve your injuries, decrease discomfort feelings.
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