Sometimes the articular cartilage is subject to abnormal wear and tear from friction caused by movement. This causes an inflammatory disease with more or less acute pain depending on the severity of the case. The current treatment only targets the symptoms and pain with analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are generally used for long-term treatment, which may cause further pain. Also, it is more common to use natural products that are also able to relieve symptoms. Essential oils are very effective if the necessary precautions are taken:
The essential oil of ginger
Ginger is very effective when transformed into essential oil against osteoarthritis, because it contains many virtues. It has anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving properties, in addition to being an antioxidant, which can relieve joint and muscle pain. The oil inhibits the action of the cells responsible for inflammation, which is safe even if used for prolonged periods of time. It also has toning and relaxing properties, ideal for combating the fatigue that chronic pain can cause. It can be used locally on a small area, diluted 20 percent in a vegetable oil. In any case, it is preferable to refrain from using them on pregnant women and children.
The essential oil of wintergreen coated
Among the essential oils against osteoarthritis, the essential oil of wintergreen is quite powerful as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It gives the same result as aspirin, because it has a high concentration of the active molecule of the latter. It is a heating and calming oil, providing a hypotensive action on the body, which makes it very effective during a crisis. It is used in cutaneous application on a very localized area when it is diluted at 25 percent in a vegetable oil. For an application on a larger surface, such as in massage, a maximum concentration of 5 percent is recommended. It is not permitted for pregnant or breastfeeding women, nor for those allergic to aspirin.
Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil
Lemon eucalyptus also provides essential oils against osteoarthritis thanks to its very active anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory properties. It has calming and relaxing virtues, which allow it to fight against stress, while soothing pain. It has a very fast action in case of acute pain, and a local application is more than sufficient. For this, a massage is very effective by diluting it at 10 or 20 percent in a vegetable oil. It is possible to use it in diffusion, in the bath with a dispersant, or orally with honey. One can associate several essential oils so that the treatment is faster, and acts durably, granting more comfort.