MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

ESSENTIAL OILS

Frankincense. Shown to provide neurological support.

Helichrysum. Helps detoxify the body and relieve pain and swelling.

Rosemary and Basil. May support nerve tissue and reduce inflammation.

Turmeric. Contains anti-inflammatory and immune-supportive compounds.

Research
Research studies suggest that essential oils high in linalool (such as basil) are highly useful in the control of MS symptoms and other inflammatory diseases.

Home Remedy
Soothing Bath Soak. Add 5 to 10 drops each of helichrysum, basil and rosemary oils to a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes. To fight inflammation, take 2 drops of frankincense oil internally, three times a day for three weeks.

Background
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves, causing nerve damage. MS affects 2.5 million people worldwide and around 400,000 people in the U.S. MS affects women more than men, and while the disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, it can be seen at any age. Although no specific cause is known, some possible suspects include infections, mold toxicity, emotional stress, hormonal imbalances, toxic exposure, vitamin D deficiency, food allergies and immunizations. Common symptoms of MS include blurred or double vision, trouble thinking, loss of coordination, loss of balance, numbness, tingling and limb weakness.

Suggested Supplements

» Omega-3. EPH/DHA found in fish can reduce inflammation and promote better nerve functioning. Take 1,000 to 12,000 milligrams daily.

» Lion’s Mane Mushroom. Promotes neurological function and helps restore nerve cells.