Essential oils offer amazing healing benefits for the body, mind, and spirit, and are sometimes even more effective natural remedies than commercial medications and pharmaceuticals.
Copaiba oil is one of these remarkable oils and offers a myriad of health benefits. It is a special blend of four different species and is extracted from the balsamic resin of the copaiba trees, Copaifera Officinalis and Copaifera langsdorffi, which are native to the Amazon rainforest.
People in South America have used it for centuries, and despite its medicinal properties, the copaiba oil is commonly added to various cosmetic products, like perfumes, creams, lotions, and soaps.
It treats anxiety and soothes skin irritations, improves heart health and helps digestion, strengthens the immune system. Moreover, it calms the respiratory system, reduces neuronal excitability, and helps cellular support.
According to Annie Price, CHHC:
“Research shows that three varieties of copaiba oil — Copaifera cearensis, Copaifera reticulata, and Copaifera multijuga — all exhibit impressive anti-inflammatory activities. This is huge when you consider that inflammation is at the root of most diseases today.
A 2012 research study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine examined how copaiba oil-resin (COR) may have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective benefits following acute neural disorders when intense inflammation reactions occur including stroke and brain/spinal cord trauma.”
“Copaiba oil may be able to help with natural pain relief since it has been shown in scientific research to exhibit antinociceptive properties, which means it can help to block the detection of a painful stimulus by the sensory neurons. An in vitro study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology shows the antinociceptive activity of two Amazonian Copaiba oils (Copaifera multijuga and Copaifera reticulata) when administered orally.
The results also specifically showed that the Copaiba oils demonstrate a peripheral and central pain-relieving effect, likely making them useful in the treatment of various health disorders that involve ongoing pain management such as arthritis. “
Many of its health benefits are due to the presence of the cannabinoid beta-caryophyllene (BCP), as well as the numerous other anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds it contains.
This essential oil can be used in three ways, it can be ingested, inhaled, and applied topically.
It is safe for consumption, but as essential oils are very concentrated, it will not taste good if placed directly on the tongue. Add a few drops to an empty capsule, some kind of food or drink, but you need to previously consult a qualified practitioner or use a professionally formulated blend labeled for internal use.
For the second method, add the oil in a diffuser, and inhale the pleasant aroma. You can also breathe in directly from the bottle. This will calm your mind, and fight stress, anxiety, and depression.
When used topically, add a few drops of it to a cotton ball, and gently apply it on the skin, to relieve eczema, acne, psoriasis, and skin irritations.