Anti-Inflammatory Essential Oils

5:18 PM Posted by jo

Inflammation can be caused by conditions such as poor diet, bacteria, physical injury, hormonal imbalance or chemicals. Certain oils have shown to be excellent for reducing inflammation. German Chamomile for example, contains the blue compound azulene, a compound with high anti-inflammatory properties. 

Certain oils are better for certain types of inflammation,according to the "Essential Oils Integrative Guide": 
  • Roman Chamomile and lavender are best suited for inflammation caused by bacterial infection.
  • Myrrh and helichrysum are better suited for inflammation caused by tissue/capillary damage, bruising.
  • Ravensara, hyssop, and thyme are best for inflammation caused by viral infection.
Some essential oils with anti-inflammatory properties:
German chamomile, Roman chamomile, clove, palo santo, peppermint, nutmeg, lavender, tea tree, basil, geranium, bay, bergamot, Dorado Azul, ginger and wintergreen.

Not sure how to apply the oils? Visit these pages to learn how to apply the oils:
If you're new to essential oils you might want to check out my Getting Started Guide. 


Johanna is an aromatherapist and she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives. 
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