Herbal oils have been used as alternative medicine since a very long time. In recent years, people have become more receptive to the advantages of using various herbal oils for treating health problems. White flower oil is one such herbal oil that is popular as an analgesic. Contrary to popular belief, white flower oil is not extracted from any particular white-colored flower. Rather, it is a blend of various essential oils that is combined in a particular proportion.
White flower oil was first developed by Gan Geog Eng in Singapore during the late '20s, and it is a blend of wintergreen oil, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, menthol, lavender oil, and camphor. It is mainly used for its analgesic properties, and you can gain quick relief from minor aches and pains by massaging a bit of white flower oil.
Benefits of White Flower Oil
Topical application of white flower oil is one of the best cures for headache. Be it a sinus-induced or a tension headache, massaging a few drops of white flower oil on your forehead and temples can help ease the pain.
One of the best white flower uses is for relieving blocked sinuses. To get immediate relief from blocked sinus problems, add a few drops of white flower oil to a small bowl of hot water. Place the bowl of water in a table, bend your head and place a towel over your head and the bowl of water so that the steam cannot escape. Now take a deep breath and inhale the steam rising out of the bowl.
The menthol and peppermint oil in the white flower oil will help in unblocking the nasal congestion caused due to sinus infection. Inhaling white flower oil in this way, for two to three times a day can help in unblocking clogged sinuses and provide you with relief.
Uses of white flower oil is not just limited for treating headaches and clogged sinuses. If you have stiff and sore joints due to overexercising, then massaging a few drops of white flower oil will help in easing the pain.
For stiff joints or deep muscle pain, mix white flower oil with any carrier oil like jojoba or olive oil and massage the affected area, making sure that you use gentle massaging techniques. You can do this two to three times a day until your pain is gone.
You can use white flower oil is to get relief from the symptoms of motion sickness. By rubbing a few drops of white flower oil on some body parts like the back of the ear, nose or hand, these symptoms can be assuaged to a great extent. This remedy can be used by people who suffer from motion sickness but who do not like to use antihistamines that are usually prescribed to treat it.
You can also use white flower oil for treating itchiness caused by mosquito bites or insect bites. Apply a dab of white flower oil on the affected area, and you will find immediate relief from itchiness. It will soothe and calm the skin and bring down the redness and inflammation that is typical of an insect bite. The oil can also be used for getting temporary relief from sprains, strains, backache and shoulder ache.
The oil can be bought from any health store that sells herbal oils, or you can order it online. It should not be applied on open wounds and cuts and should be kept out of reach of children.
So next time you have a tension headache, consider massaging this oil instead of reaching for an analgesic.