A primary component of clary sage essential oil is sclareol. It has shown some promising anti-cancer effects in lab tests. Sclareol may have an impact on the way that cancer cells proliferate, and it could help induce apoptosis
Arguably the most potent medicinal essential oil out there, recent research studies suggest that frankincense promotes health and vitality. Frankincense is a resinous gum of Boswellia trees. The active principles of the gum resin are boswellic acids. It’s believed that frankincense fights inflammatory diseases and cancer.
A recurring theme in any natural health discussion, antioxidants are, in effect, the super healers that our culture needs. The free radicals created by toxins, pollutants, chemicals, and even stress are the culprits for a cascade of cellular damage, immune inhibition, and limitless health risks – including chronic illness and cancer.
In 2009, a study was published that evaluated the essential oil from a lemon grass variety of Cmybopogon flexuosus for its in vitro cytotoxicity against 12 human cancer cell lines, as well as in vivo anticancer effects on mice. The results were quite promising.
Researchers have identified polysaccharides with anticancer activities in lemongrass. These polysaccharides were found to kill cultured cervical and prostate cancer cells.
Furthermore, researchers exposed cultures of cervical and prostate cancer to fractions of lemongrass. Two of the fractions induced programmed cancer cell death. They stated that polysaccharides turned on a gene that suppresses tumor growth.
The ability myrrh essential oil has in healing is becoming a popular topic. One of the most thorough studies on the topic was published in the journal Oncology Letters in 2013. The scientific studies that have been carried out on myrrh have proven it has antioxidant, astringent, anti-tumoral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antiviral, and analgesic (pain relieving) benefits.
Where Should You Apply Essential Oils?
Soles and top of feet
Over Vital Organs
Crown of Head
3 Ways to Use Essential Oils:
1. Inhalation – Myrrh provides wonderful relief for upper respiratory infections.
2. External Application – Using an organic carrier oil, dilute and massage myrrh oil into the skin.
3. Internal Application – Myrrh essential oil has been deemed to be safe for human consumption by the FDA. To take internally, put a drop or two of oil in 3-4 ounces (about 100 ml) of liquid such as almond or rice milk. Be sure to read Please consult with your doctor before taking essential oils internally.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When it comes to Essential Oils the saying “I’d rather be safe than sorry” should be taken seriously. Essential oils are very potent and may cause *irritation to some skin types. To be SAFE rather than SORRY, always start by applying the essential oil to the least sensitive part of your body, the bottom of your feet!
Precautions for Essential Oils
Essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil like coconut oil and olive oil. Always make sure that you only use therapeutic grade essential oils, and consult a physician or an experienced aromatherapist before using the product internally.
Use of myrrh essential oil is not recommended for people:
Pregnant and nursing women
Children under age five. In older children, be sure to dilute heavily.
Diabetics should avoid myrrh as it may have an interaction with diabetes medications.
People undergoing surgery − it is best to stop using myrrh at least two weeks prior to surgery.
Anyone taking anti-coagulants such as Warfarin because myrrh may have an interaction with this medication.
Taking high doses can have possible side effects so it is unwise to do this unless you are working with a knowledgeable healthcare practitioner.
It’s not advisable to use any essential oil as the sole treatment for cancer, or for any of the other health issues mentioned in this article. When used in conjunction with other conventional and alternative medical treatments, however, essential oils can be effective at killing cancer cells.
With its powerful sedative properties, clary sage oil can enhance the intoxicating and narcotic effects of alcohol and drugs.
Due to its estrogenic nature, clary sage essential oil may have a negative impact on people who need to regulate their estrogen levels. It is important for people with estrogen-induced conditions to avoid using it, and seek the advice of a healthcare professional.16
While clary sage may have a beneficial effect for childbirth, it should be avoided by women during pregnancy because it stimulates menstrual flow. Infants and young children should also be kept away from essential oils due to their highly sensitive skin.
Using diluted lavender oil topically or in aromatherapy is generally considered safe for most adults, but may not be recommended for children.24 Applying pure lavender oil to your skin (especially open wounds) may also cause irritation, so I recommend infusing it with a carrier oil, such as olive oil or coconut oil. Dissolving it in water also works.
Be careful to never rub lavender oil in your eyes and mucous membranes. If this happens, wash it out immediately. Lavender oil may also cause allergic reactions in people with unusually sensitive skin, so do a spot test before using it. Simply apply a drop of lavender oil to your arm and see if any reaction occurs. Some people may develop an allergic reaction to lavender oil. There are also instances when people experience side effects such as headaches, nausea, vomiting and chills after inhaling or applying the oil topically. It’s advised that pregnant women and nursing moms to avoid using this oil, as the safety of lavender oil for these conditions hasn’t been identified. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) also warns against using lavender oil when taking medications like barbiturates, benzodiazepines and chloral hydrate, as it may increase their sedative effects and cause extreme drowsiness and sleepiness.