Next time you see a tick crawling on your skin, do not make the mistake of ignoring it. If a tick bites you, there could be severe health complications, the major one being Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is caused by a specific bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transferred from one human to another through a bite from an infected black-legged or deer tick. If untreated for a long time, it may attack many tissues including the heart and nervous system. It may also trigger an immune response leading to Lyme Arthritis.
It is therefore important to find a remedy for this painful ailment. One of the best options that you can exercise is using essential oils for Lyme disease. Essential oils are powerful natural liquids that offer several health benefits that can help you get rid of the most complicated problems.
- Stiffness in neck
- Rashes on body parts
- Irregular heartbeat
- Inflammation of brain
Essential Oils For Lyme Disease:
Persisters cause Lyme disease.(1) Persisters are the bacterial cells that stick to your body for a long time. They manage to evade your immune system. In some cases, persisters may also be resistant to antibiotics. In such cases, essential oils can help.
It has been recently found out that essential oils, derived from common spices or culinary herbs, have better antimicrobial activity against Borrelia burgdorferi, (the bacterium that causes Lyme disease) than some antibiotics. Essential oils not only help cure the Lyme disease but also heal the infection caused by the symptoms of the disease. Moreover, the essential oils do not have any side effects. These oils cure the disease entirely at its roots. Some of the effective oils are:
1. Cinnamon oil:
The cinnamon essential oil is highly effective. It is found that the cinnamon essential oil starts acting on the bacterium within 7 to 14 days of the start of the treatment procedure. It stops the growth of bacteria and eliminates it and hence, nullifies its effect on the suffering person.
2. Thyme oil:
Thyme essential oil is an antimicrobial oil. It has been found to protect bodies against bacteria effectively. Moreover, it leads to having a perfect life away from the effects of the disease.
3. Oregano oil:
According to research and studies, these oils can act as potent antimicrobials. These essential oils work effectively against various drug-resistant bacteria. It controls the infection, by limiting the bacterial cell growth and making way for antimicrobial activities.
4. Tea tree oil:
Tea Tree oil is a powerful solution that fights back against the bacteria. The oils start their action immediately after the initial application. The oils have a slow-release healing process over 24 hours. It is also called as melaleuca oil.
How To Use
There are several ways of using essential oils for Lyme disease including: –
- Clean the affected area with warm water. Mix the essential oil with a carrier oil like olive oil and massage over the affected area gently. Repeat once daily till you experience improvement.
- Mix a few drops of the essential oil with your moisturizer and apply daily over the affected area.
- Add a few drops of the oil to a steamer and take steam over the affected area for controlling the symptoms.
The dosage of essential oils depends on the following factors:
- User’s age
- Current health condition
- Previous medications
- Previous disease history
- Alcohol consumption
It is always advised to consult the healthcare expert before taking any of these essential oils. Even though these oils are natural and are made from non-harmful substances, excessive oil intake can be harmful.
Herbs for Lyme Disease:
Natural herbs are more effective to help you manage Lyme disease. Here are a few of them.
1. Japanese Knotweed
3. Cats Claw
Prevention Of The Disease:
The disease can be prevented only by preventing the Lyme disease bite. It can be stopped only by restricting the Lyme disease ticks. Pest control can avoid the Lyme disease ticks in your house. Do not take the presence of an insect in your home casually. They may be Lyme disease ticks; it is imperative to get rid of them.
When the Lyme disease tick bites, it sticks to your body for a long period. Even after the tick bite, you can protect yourself from being affected by the disease by removing the tick before it can inject the bacteria in your body. So, be alert to what sticks in your body.
Even the slightest symptoms should be taken seriously. Do not assume them to be common flu. Visit the healthcare expert as soon you see 2 to 3 signs showing up. If the report is negative, it’s well and good. But if Lyme disease is detected, it can be easily cured due to the early diagnosis. So, being alert reduces the chances of being affected by 60%. So be alert and stay safe.
- The oils must be diluted before consuming.
- A healthcare expert must be consulted for the proper dosage of the oils.
- Take the essential oils in proper time intervals.
- Dilute the oil before consuming if you are drinking it in liquid form.
- Do not buy oils from untrustworthysources. Always prefer recommended sources for purchasing oils.
- Do not buy oils with the synthetic smell and mixed colours. Buy essential oils only when you are sure about the purity of the oils.
- Never overdose yourself with the essential oil. Overdosing will not cure the disease faster. Instead, it may cause a side effect. It may trigger the bacteria. Anything can happen. So, be patient, the chronic Lyme disease will be cured with time.
Other home remedies:
Stick to the diet prescribed by the healthcare professional. This would make the recovery process faster. The chronic Lyme disease makes the digestive system weak. Therefore, it is recommended to eat light food. This would help cure the Lyme disease rashes. It would also help heal the other symptoms of Lyme disease bite.
The affected must be given vitamin D in abundant amounts. This would strengthen the immune system and will help fight Lyme disease bacteria.
Proper care must be taken. The affected must take adequate rest during the process of treatment. This makes the recovery process faster. The affected must take enough rest so that the internal systems can revive properly.
The information about these essential oils for Lyme disease must have been beneficial for you. It’s time to stop worrying about the disease and start the cure of it, having mentioned the benefits of them towards this ailment. The essential oils, which are made up of materials that we use in our daily lives, have unusual curing properties.
All these years we depended upon antibiotics for curing our diseases because we were unknown of the curing properties of the essential oils. But now that we have discovered this blessing, it’s time to appropriately use it.