While essential oils will not help you recover directly from a stroke, they can help you manage the physical and psychological post-stroke trauma. The only way to recover from a stroke is time. Here are some essential oils to help you to recovery:
- Lavender Essential Oil
It has unique properties to help prevent oxidative tension in the brain. Oxidative tension can cause a lot of post-stroke cell damage. By reducing oxidative tension, it can help to maintain neurological functions and prevent a second stroke from recurring. Lavender helps to relieve stress and anxiety thus promoting better sleep quality.
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
It helps to relieve muscle and joint pain which is often experienced by stroke patients. It also boosts the awareness of the mind and fights brain haze after a stroke.
- Rosemary Essential Oil
It reduces fatigue, improves mental lucidity and increases enthusiasm by stimulating the brain. Avoid this oil if you have high blood pressure as it increases blood circulation.
- Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon oil improves one’s mood and energy. It also detoxifies the body and promotes digestion.
These essential oils will help you and your loved ones to cope better with the stressful side effects after a stroke.
However, this is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do see a doctor before trying any essential oil.