Sunday, May 18, 2014

Essential Oil Recipes for Shingles

I am no expert on Shingles, but with so many family members coming down with terrible itchy Shingles (a herbes zoster virus), I have done some research to try to help them heal the lesions and ameliorate the itching. I asked several aromatherapists, alternative practitioners and PhDs with experience treating patients using essential oils.

Listed below are the 6 top responses offered to me for recipes to heal the associated itching and virus for Shingles:

1. 50% tamanu and 50% ravensara on the lesions two to three x/day, noticeable improvement in three days.

Rosemary is a heating oil and therefore counteracts anti-inflammatory effects.

2. Lemon - anti-viral properties. Lavender for any itching issues as well as healing the skin Keep it gentle - don't use any hot oils

3. 30 drops of coconut oil as a carrier and using 30 drops of Lavender, 30 drops of Eucalyptus, 30 drops of Melaleuca, and 10 drops of Thyme and apply several times a day

4. A tea tree oil gel with 5 - <10 o:p="" tea="" tree="">

5. If there is pain: Lavender + Clove (diluted) + Melissa. And antivirals: Melaleuca (Tea Tree) alternifolia - undiluted.

6. Lemon, Peppermint, Oregano and Ngai Camphor to reduce pain and encourage healing. Mix with an appropriate carrier oil.

Thanks for reading and if you suffer from Shingles or any other related virus, good luck and please let us know if you try any of these treatment recipes.

Always, Beth

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