According to the CDC, Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer for women. With 236,968 women and 2,141 men in the United States diagnosed with this form of cancer in 2014 alone, there are plenty of women and men looking for ways to fight this invader.
Much research has been done in recent years to see what effects essential oils can have on cancer cells and in easing the side effects of traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. Although there’s still much research to be done, some interesting data has been found. Here are a few essential oils that can support you and your health.
Some research has found that compounds in Frankincense can help combat cancerous cells in the uterus and breast. This oil is also beneficial in helping boost the immune system which can be compromised when fighting infections and cancer. Frankincense can help elevate the mood and relieve pain as well.
This essential oil is particularly beneficial in helping with the mental and physical side effects of breast cancer and its treatment. Peppermint’s soothing properties help alleviate pain and stiffness by promoting increased circulation. Other benefits include headache and nausea relief. When used in a diffuser or inhaler, Peppermint can help stimulate the mind and promote energy and alertness.
There has been some promising research showing that this oil helps attack cancerous cells. While these results are not definitive, Thyme has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that make it helpful for fighting off infections, which are more common when you have a compromised immune system. This oil also relieves anxiety and provide mental clarity.