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The Best Essential Oils for Nerve Pain

Updated June 14, 2019 203 votes 73 voters 12.4k views15 items

The most popular essential oils for nerve pain include: wintergreen, peppermint, helichrysum, spruce, lavender, and rosemary. These oils are the most recommended for helping people successfully improve their chronic nerve pain. Essential oils have the power to deliver specific beneficial healing properties from different plants in a highly concentrated and direct form to your body, which can quickly alleviate nerve pain effectively. When used properly they have been recognized for centuries for having therapeutic properties. What are the best essential oils for nerve pain?

Depending on the type of oil applied, the healing effects of essential oils are limitless, from antibacterial defense to relief of pain and even aiding in emotional therapy, and applying essential oils topically when diluted quickly attacks places of pain and inflammation. From a strictly scientific perspective, oils are extremely effective due to the 50 million smell receptors that are located inside the nasal passageways that connect directly to the brain’s limbic system, the area that is responsible for emotions and memories.

This list features the most popular essential oils for nerve pain. Vote up the best below.
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    Spruce oil is a natural pain reliever when applied topically after being diluted. Most people recognize it for being able to specifically reduce back and joint pain. It is useful for arthritis, sciatica, bone pain, stimulate thymus and adrenal glands, rheumatic, sciatica, lower back pain and the immune system. Children under the age of 6 shouldn't use black spruce and repeated use could result in skin irritation (diluting it is recommended). It can be used as a food additive, applied topically, or diffused.
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    Balsam Copaiba

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    Balsam Copaiba reduces swelling that causes common joint pain when massaged directly on an area. It is useful for constipation, bronchitis, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, and bladder infections; it also helps in curing urinary tract infections. In high doses it can cause rash, stomach pain, itching, and redness. Pregnant women, people with cancer, liver, and kidney problems should avoid this oil. It can be used in a diffuser, taken orally, or used in foods as a spice.
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    Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) can be useful for aching muscles, arthritis, dandruff, dull skin, exhaustion, gout, hair care, muscle cramping, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, and headaches. It is best to avoid using it while pregnant or if you have epilepsy. It can be taken orally, used topically, and in a diffuser.
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    Ginger Essential Oil (Zingiber officinale) is useful for nausea, morning sickness, indigestion, circulation, arthritis, muscle pain, and cardiac fatigue. There are no known side effects to using ginger, however, people who take blood thinners should not use it. It can be taken as a food grade supplement, inhaled, and diffused.
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