Aromatherapy : how to treat venous pathologies ?

Chloé M | 05 June 2022
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Aromatherapy :  how to treat venous pathologies ?
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    Diseases of the blood and lymphatic circulation

    Diseases of the blood and lymphatic circulation are numerous and varied. They can result in edema, heavy legs or the presence of varicose veins on the legs.

    Some essential oils are very effective in relieving the pain and the unpleasant sensation of discomfort. Essential oils can have a venotonic action, stimulating blood circulation, a venoprotective action to protect blood vessels or a hemostatic action that limits bleeding by accelerating coagulation.

    The fragility of the superficial vessels of the skin

    The venotonic and hemostatic essential oils are very effective against the fragility of the capillaries of the skin (rosacea, petechiae, small lesions, ...). It is necessary 1 drop of essential oil for 19 drops of neutral vegetable oil to allow an application on the skin in full safety (dilution with 5%) :

    • Essential oil of Italian Helicrysum ;
    • or Essential oil of Cypress always green;
    • or Essential oil of Geranium bourbon.

    The hemorrhoids

    The hemorrhoidal crises can be attenuated and relieved by the use of essential oils veinotoniques. As a preventive measure, venoprotective essential oils can limit or even prevent future episodes of hemorrhoids. It is usual to apply twice a day, during 5 days, a mixture composed of 9 drops of neutral vegetable oil with 1 drop of one of the following essential oils (dilution at 10%) :

    • Essential oil of Cistus ;
    • or Helicrysum essential oil;
    • or Geranium bourbon essential oil;
    • or Essential oil of Patchouli;
    • or Essential oil of White Sandalwood.

    The heavy legs

    The heavy legs correspond to a traditional form of venous insufficiency of the lower limbs. This insufficiency can be corrected by the use of essential oils veinotoniques on a long duration (during 2 weeks). It is necessary 1 drop of essential oil for 14 drops of neutral vegetable oil to allow an effective action (dilution at 15%) :

    To limit the crisis and the unpleasant sensation :

    • Essential oil of Cypress always green;
    • or essential oil of peppermint;

    To relieve the pain :

    • Cypress essential oil always green ;
    • or essential oil of Patchouli.

    To alleviate swelling of the leg :

    • Juniper Essential Oil;
    • or essential oil of Ciste ladanifère.

    The superficial bleedings

    The superficial bleedings are summarized with light wounds and without complications (nosebleeds, cuts, scratches, ?).It is interesting to use 1 drop of essential oil of Cistus ladanifera and 1 drop of Geranium bourbon on a clean cotton pad to dab the lesion on the skin.

    Lymphatic insufficiency

    A dysfunction of the lymphatic system can be at the origin of the formation of edema. To alleviate the edema, it is recommended to apply on the skin a mixture composed of 1 drop of essential oil for 14 drops of neutral vegetable oil (dilution at 15%) :

    • Essential oil of Cypress always green ;
    • or essential oil of Patchouli.
    Published on 05 June 2022 at 20:23
    Updated on 15 June 2022 at 12:16

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    Chloé M

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    My name is Chloé and I trained as a journalist. I have travelled to many countries, especially India and Canada. My father is a passionate naturopath who immersed me in his world since I was very young.