There was a recent article that said that essential oils may be useful in fighting vascular inflammation caused by too much nitric oxide. Vascular inflammation is attributed to heart disease, stroke, hypertension and diabetes.
The EOs suggested for fighting this inflammation were peppermint, oregano, lemongrass, Melaleuca ericifolia, nutmeg, dill and ledum.
Any ideas on how these oils should be used–orally, topically or diffused–and any recipe suggestions?
Well, it’s a tough leap from the idea of vascular inflammation from too much nitric oxide to managing the possibility with essential oils. There’s SO much research that NO2 is really helpful, as it increases blood flow in micro-capillaries.
Many, many essential oils are anti-inflammatory, yet their systemic (all throughout the body) action and activity has not been investigated – hence, offering a protocol would be a total wild guess.
It would be more prudent to looking into eating an anti-inflammatory diet (low sugar and grain-based carbs; search the web for more) and/or adding a supplement such as Life Extension Foundation’s Super Curcumin Extract, specifically made for reducing inflammation throughout the body.