Essential oils against pain
Another incredible way plants can help is through the therapeutic use of their essential oils. A 2016 systematic review and meta-analysis study (pretty much the Gold Standard of scientific studies) found that plants essential oils were very effective in reducing pain. Some of the findings (but they are many others if you read the study) indicated that back pain can be relieved and the particular oil they used was ginger oil. No surprise there! Menstrual pain was also greatly improved by massaging with therapeutic essential oils and postoperative pain was effectively decreased thanks to the use of aromatherapy. Sometimes these finding indicated that medication use was significantly decreased as a consequence of it.
I see that as another sign that plants are powerful and can make a huge difference in people’s quality of life, above all when in pain! Click on the study link if you want to read more about it! And happy Monday to all!