Oils for Shingles
Did you know that essential oils can help you treat the virus, heal the blisters and ease the pain caused by shingles?
Shingles can be mild and hardly noticeable or very severe. On the latter, treatment is necessary and using essential oils can help by easing the pain and they can help you relax so you can rest easier. Some essential oils have antiviral properties that fight the virus so your body can heal faster.
Check out below the best essential oils to use for shingles
This oil has very strong analgesic and anti-viral properties that help heal the blisters while easing the pain. It also has the ability to help with the depression that goes along with having this virus.
Manuka oil has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties proven to be effective against herpes caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Since the same virus also causes chickenpox and shingles, you can use it to treat this disease.
Clove contains analgesic, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties; so it has the power to treat the infection and virus along with the pain.
Pepermint oil contains antiviral properties that are very effective against the herpes virus, which makes it an excellent and effective oil to use for this disease.
Lemongrass oil has very strong antiviral properties that are effective in treating shingles. However, if you plan to apply the oil to the rash (always with a carrier oil), lemon balm oil is gentler and less likely to burn or cause discomfort.
Tips for using essential oils for shingles
#1 One of the best ways to use essential oils for shingles is to apply it topically. Before doing so, dilute the oil with carrier oil to avoid irritation.
#2 Another option is to put the oils in a bottle, then spray it on a soft warmed up washcloth and place the warm compress directly on the affected area.
#3 You can also add the essential oil blend to your bath water or use a diffuser to get the effects of the antiviral properties.