A Synergy of Herbs & Essential Oil Therapy — A Series – Treatments •
Aching Foot or Morton’s Neuroma
ache for many reasons. Often they begin to hurt after a lifetime of
pointy-toed high-heeled shoes, bad foot care, and the symptoms of
menopause. I have known several women with a condition called
Morton’s Neuroma as well.
A neuroma is a
thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the
body. The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton's neuroma.
This is the
herbal and alternative treatment for the foot that was suggested.
The condition improved for these women using these herbs and
essential oils, using daily massage and exercise on the foot and
changing the type of shoes. After a period of use, all the women
were able to go back to wearing high-heeled shoes but without the
pointy toe box. It was also suggested that they use a professional
shoe stretcher on their shoes (2-way shoe stretcher); one that is
able to stretch the shoe exactly where there is a problem as well as
and a metatarsal sleeve.
These treatments and others are list in both the Aromatherapy Studies
Course and the Herbal Studies Course as well as information in the
book, page 61,
Herbs & Aromatherapy for the Reproductive System.
various treatments to treat the pain and possibly treat the
condition as well. Essential oils are very helpful as analgesics to
treat pain, and often to assist in curing the condition. Essential
Oils for the Foot include those that are in our
Sports Relief Kit. It contains six individual oils including the
rare Blue Sage, Basil and Bruise Juice which is a great choice for
someone who wishes to carry the correct oils with them for ease of
application and quick availability.
A Helichrysum based product is most effective. Helichrysum is more
anti-inflammatory than German Chamomile, and often more tissue
regenerating than Comfrey or Lavender and is both anti-inflammatory
and analgesic. It is said to have corticoid-like effects.
Helichrysum Salve or Oil — 3/08
A 10-15% essential oil
formula in Calophyllum oil and Calendula infused oil,
thickened with beeswax.
35% Helichrysum – soothing/healing
25% Rosemary cineol – stimulating/healing
20% Basil analgesic/warming/healing essential oil
20% Lavender aromatic/healing essential oil
85% Carrier of Calophyllum & Calendula
1/2 oz Calophyllum
1/2 oz Calendula infused oil
Beeswax – enough to thicken or leave out for an oil-based
1 oz = 30 ml; therefore
there would be 3 — 4.5 ml of the essential oil blend in this
This particular oil can be
Jeanne Rose Aromatherapy;
the cost is $35/ounce.
oil-based product by application at least twice per day. A few drops
should be rubbed into the area in the morning before you put your
shoes on and at night before bed.
If possible the oil used in the formula should be made with fresh
Calendula flowers and freshly picked and grated Comfrey roots. The
Calendula infused oil can also be mixed with
Bruise Juice at 50•50 – both of which are available freshly
made-to-order. Herbal treatments recommended in the
Herbal Studies Course include Rosemary, Comfrey White willow
bark, Clove Buds and other analgesic, and anti-inflammatory herbs.
375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols.
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Herbal Body Book. Berkeley. North
Atlantic Books, 2002.
Rose, Jeanne. Private Notes from 1973.
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This work is intended for informational purposes only and is not a
substitute for accurate diagnosis and treatment by a qualified
health care professional. Dosages are often not given, as that is a
matter between you and your health care provider. The author is
neither a chemist nor a medical doctor. The content herein is the
product of research and some personal and practical experience.
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