Essential oils are able to benefit us in so many ways. While many people do not realize their potential, using them can and will do some pretty amazing things.
Some essential oils are so potent that they can literally help fight off cancer. Yes, you read that right. Something so simple could potentially save your life. Essential oils have been used for many different reasons throughout traditional medicine for ages.
Below you will find some of the best cancer-fighting essential oils and what makes them so special. These kinds of things should always be considered when it comes to trying out ‘alternative’ or ‘natural’ medicine forms. Chemotherapy is not the only option.
7 Anti-Cancer Essential Oils We All Need to Know About:
1. Thyme Oil
Thyme is something people have talked about as having anti-cancer properties for years now. As a matter of fact, the journal Molecules published a study back in 2010 that went so far as to evaluate how cancer cells could stand up against several essential oils. Thyme stood out as it proved to be quite beneficial in treating/fighting prostate, breast, and lung cancers.
2. Myrrh Oil
This oil is great by itself but when partnered with frankincense becomes much stronger. A study carried out back in 2013 found that the effects of these two essential oils together provided strong anti-cancer effects. Myrrh therapy has been used for ages in regards to relieving swelling and pain.
Turmeric has been proven to successfully differentiate between normal cells and cancerous cells all the while promoting apoptosis. That being said, anti-cancer benefits are not the only benefits that you can obtain from using turmeric. It can also regulate blood sugar, help heal wounds quicker, and so much more.
4. Lavender Oil
Lavender is an effective natural antioxidant that works wonders for some cancers. Chinese researchers have observed on more than one occasion that lavender in essential oil form can protect brain cells against stroke and injury. They are without a doubt neuroprotective against oxidative stress in some forms that can lead to cancer. This meaning that the oil itself can protect from cancer.
5. Frankincense Oil
This is one of the most well known anti-cancer essential oils and for good reason. It has been showed to benefit those with breast, bladder, and skin cancers! While it has been a quite controversial topic the research on this oil speaks for itself.
6. Clary Sage Oil
This oil has clear anti-cancer properties as well. It has proven quite effective even in studies from back in the late 90s. It is known to impact the manner in which cells proliferate by killing through a process known as apoptosis. That being said, it is thought to be ‘estrogenic’ and should be avoided by estrogen-dominant cancer patients.
7. Lemongrass Oil
Lemongrass is one of the oils most people tend to overlook but shouldn’t. Back in 2009, a study was published that evaluated the essential oil of a variety of lemongrass for it’s in vitro cytotoxicity ability against 12 different human cancer cell lines as well as it’s anti-cancer effects on mice and the results were out of this world. These researchers found that this essential oil was able to trigger several mechanisms that killed off cancer cells. Essential oils can do far more than we give them credit for.
* Note* Essential oils are not a replacement therapy for traditional cancer treatments. If you or someone you know has cancer, please see a doctor. Ask your doctor before using these oils.