Why EOs? The Cinical Research
Why make a change?
NSAIDs (like aspirin and ibuprofen) can cause adults 75 and older life-threatening ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding, increased risk for heart attack or stroke, make high blood pressure worse, or impaired kidney function.
Long-term use of certain NSAIDs is associated with Kidney damage. (see Trelle 2011; Black 2011; Moodley 2008; Ejaz 2004)
Nearly 3 out of 4 prescriptions drug overdose are caused by prescription painkillers(see CDC.org)
Painkillers are responsible for 475,000+ emergency room visits each year.
On average, narcotics medicines are used for 36 months; such a long period of use increases addiction potential dramatically.
A combination of peppermint oil and ethanol was found to have a significant analgesic effect with a reduction in sensitivity to headaches while a combination of peppermint, eucalyptus and ethanol was found to relax muscles and to increase cognitive performance in humans (Gobel etal., 1994).
The main constituent in Eucalyptus oil, caly1, 8 cineole (eucalyptol) was found to have an antinociceptive (pain reducing) properties similar to morphine (Liapi et al., 2007).
Eucalyptus oil was also found to display anti-inflammatory effects on rats and several tests and was found to exhibit antinociceptive (pain-reducing) effects and mice, possibly by depressing the central nervous system (Santos et al., 2000)
Clove Oil demonstrates anesthetic pain-reducing activities and rats and rabbits (Ghelardini et al., 2001)
A double-blind placebo-controlled study demonstrated that aroma massage with ginger and orange essential oils relieve knee joint pain in elderly subjects more than the placebo (massage with olive oil) or the control (conventional treatment without massage) (Yip et al., 2008)
In patients suffering from arthritis, it was found that a blend of lavender, marjoram, eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint in a carrier oil was found to reduce perceived pain and depression compared to a control (Kim et al., 2005)
Black pepper proved an effective anti-inflammatory agent in conditions of moderate to severe pain such as rheumatoid arthritis (see Aggarwal et al).
Peppermint had pain-relieving effects on the central nervous system as well having antitumor, antiviral and antibacterial properties (see McKay and Blumberg 2006).
Wintergreen applied to the temples reduced severe headaches (see Logan CJ, Stewart JT).
A blend lavender, bergamot, and eucalyptus reduced pain from diabetic peripheral neuropathy at least 50% ("Neuragen PN," 2010)
Geranium provided a significant reduction of arthritis-related inflammation and pain (see Maruyama et al, 2006).
A blend including clary sage and marjoram, relieved menstrual cramp pain for at least 12 hours (see Hur et al, 2011).
Clove relieved needle insertion pain as effectively as benzocaine (see Alqareer A, Alyahya A, Andersson L.).
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent illness or disease. It is not a substitute for medical advice.