Essential Oils and Cancer Treatment Side Effects

From: Arizona Oncology - December 28, 2018

11 common essential oils used in aromatherapy for managing cancer symptoms and side effects include:

  • Lavender: used to relieve stress, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, and treat depression

  • Eucalyptus: used to invigorate, reduce fever, and fight migraines and bacterial infections

  • Geranium: used to ease anxiety, reduce depression, and promote sleep

  • Tea tree (Melaleuca): can ease pain, reduce inflammation, and fight bacteria.

  • Lemon: used to get relief from pain, anxiety, nausea, and vomiting

  • Chamomile: used to soothe, promote sleep, and support the immune system

  • Bergamot: used to treat stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue

  • Peppermint: used to boost energy, enhance mental alertness, fight fever, and relieve nausea and other digestion issues

  • Ginger: used to stimulate appetite and help ease nausea, vomiting, and bowel problems

  • Cedarwood: can promote relaxation and reduce stress

  • Frankincense: used to reduce inflammation and pain, boost immunity, soothe skin irritations, fight infections, and improve anxiety

Each oil has its own specific health benefits, so patients must find the oils that work best for their s