We found a post on the Camp Wander blogpromoting a combination of essential oils that could be of interest to Raynaud’s sufferers. The author was motivated to find a combination of oils that would both help boost circulation and speed the healing process, as her daughter suffers from Raynaud’s and her mother was experiencing slower healing of her skin as she aged. The result produced Rosemary Geranium Circulation Rub: Geranium essential oil for healing, plus rosemary essential oil to stimulate circulation. When we read about the use of rosemary to promote blood circulation, we started searching for confirmation that the herb could potentially help Frosties.
We found that rosemary was recognized in ancient times for its medicinal properties, including its potential to boost the immune and circulatory system (Everything you need to know about rosemary). The theory is that the herb is a rich source of antioxidants with anti-inflammatory qualities that can help reduce muscle and joint pain. The Camp Wander site suggests that simply inhaling rosemary can increase the strength of the immune system. That may be an exaggeration, but it certainly can boost your appetite!
Be aware that there’s no clinical evidence that rosemary or any herbs or supplements can effectively reduce Raynaud’s symptoms. And always consult with your doctor when trying alternative therapies, as they can interact with prescription medications. We did see that rosemary can have an effect on the performance of ACE inhibitor drugs which are sometimes prescribed for Raynaud’s sufferers. These drugs include lisinopril (Zestril), fosinopril (Monopril), captopril (Capoten), and enalapril (Vasotec).
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