Essential Oils: Pulmonary Fibrosis

Essential Oils: Pulmonary Fibrosis

What is Aromatherapy?

Have you heard about essential oils? They aren’t anything new. “Essential oil” is basically a different name for an old standby, aromatherapy. There’s plenty of research behind this aromatic trend that shows it can help to alleviate many health conditions. We’ve uncovered some ways essential oils can help you deal with pulmonary fibrosis issues.

 

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Essential oils are believed to have a beneficial effect on the mind, body, and spirit. Many essential oils are used to treat specific ailments or complaints. 

Like herbs and minerals, the FDA does not regulate essential oils. Most medical doctors do not consider them a valid treatment for what ails you, although those who use them are believers. But check with your doctor first. If you have allergies or anaphylaxis, you’ll probably want to avoid most essential oils. 

Below is a list of essential oils that might help to ease symptoms of various conditions.

Massage Today suggest these uses of essential oils:

For Pain:  Spike lavender, sweet marjoram, lavender, petitgrain, Roman and German chamomile, clary sage, lemongrass, helichrysum, peppermint, ginger, black pepper.

For Stress:  Rose otto, frankincense, clary sage, sweet orange, bergamot, grapefruit, ylang ylang, sandalwood, neroli, sweet marjoram, petitgrain, mandarin, lavender, rose geranium, tangerine, jasmine.

For Sleep:  Lavender, neroli, jasmine, marjoram, Roman chamomile.

For Sense of Well-Being:  Frankincense, lavender, rose, mandarin, neroli, helichrysum.

For Headaches:  Lavender, peppermint, marjoram, Roman chamomile.

For Circulation:  Rosemary, ginger, black pepper, peppermint, lemongrass, rose geranium.

Early research shows more possible benefits for essential oils in these areas: 

For Antioxidant Properties:  Lavender.

For Anticancer Properties: Lemongrass, thyme.

For Anti-inflammatory Properties: Myrrh, frankincense.

For Nausea: Peppermint, spearmint.

For  Hormone Regulation: Thyme, coconut.

For Brain Function and Nerve: Coconut.

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11 comments

  1. Brenda says:

    It’s nice to see this article about the use of essential oils with PF. I’ve been using many of the EOs listed in this article with great success for over 3 years. I was diagnosed with IPF in 2013 and I have had no progression since then. I am fortunate and my essential oils are just that, essential for me. Thank you for stepping out and acknowledging their usefulness. Yes, I am a believer and so is my family.

  2. Cindy says:

    Brenda, I am so glad to hear that essential oils have helped you with your IPF. I too, would love to know which oils you used for your regime. My father was just diagnosed with IPF, and now has traces of pneumonia and may have to be put in the hospital. I’m desperate to find something natural that will help him rather than just the pharmaceutical approach. Thank you so much!! I pray that your condition stays the same, thanks to essential oils. They truly are amazing!!

  3. Shannon says:

    Hi my name is Shannon I am 44 and I was diagnosis with Interstistual lung disease three years ago due to chemical exposure at my work. I have started using essential oils and have been using them now for the past 5 weeks, since I started I have felt increasingly better every morning. I run my diffuser all night while I sleep next to me. For my lung disease I use lavender, lemon, eucalyptus & peppermint oils – I put 2-3 drops in my diffuser each night of each oil. It has honestly made a difference in my quality of life…

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