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Joint Soreness & The Daily Use Of Oregano Oil


Author: Marika H.
Skill: Aromatherapist
Date: 06-15-2008
Views: 5,344
Word Count: 122
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 2928-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 5

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A couple of months ago, I felt inspired to apply a couple of drops of Oregano to the arches of my feet after I got out of the shower. I really didn't know what it would do, but was curious to see the results.

At the time, I was experiencing a growing amount of joint stiffness during the day. It happened while sitting for a while, after standing in front of my class while teaching, and when I got out of bed.

I slowly began to notice an overall feeling of well-being, but last week I realized that I no longer experienced the joint stiffness and pain.

I believe that the daily use of Oregano has somehow positively affected whatever was causing my condition.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: aches, artheritis, arthritic, arthritis, degenerative, osteo, osteoarthritis, osteoarthrosis, pains, rheumatism, stiff, tight, tightness.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: bones — "Common herbs, essential oils, and monoterpenes potently modulate bone metabolism.... we investigated several common herbs rich in essential oils (sage, rosemary, and thyme) and essential oils extracted from these herbs and other plants (oils of sage, rosemary, juniper, pine, dwarf pine, turpentine, and eucalyptus) as well as their monoterpene components (thujone, eucalyptol, camphor, borneol, thymol, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, bornylacetate as well as menthol) and found that they inhibit bone resorption.... Our study demonstrates for the first time that essential oils and monoterpenes are efficient inhibitors of bone resorption...."Link
2.Associated topics: bones — "Results of bone density, bone mineral content, bone tensile strength and histological analysis also showed similar trend of results, which supported initial observations of this study. It is proposed that hydroalcoholic extract of dried clove buds has bone-preserving efficacy against hypogonadal [hormonally deficient] osteoporosis."Link
3.Associated topics: joints,osteoarthritis,arthritis — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
4.Associated topics: joints,osteoarthritis,arthritis — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
5.Associated topics: joints — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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