Copaiba resin oil has been used in folk medicine dating back to the 16th century by the natives of north and northeastern Brazil. Their folk remedies were administered orally or used as an ointment in the treatment of various diseases. In Panama, the Yaviza people mix the resin with honey and give it to newborns to impart knowledge and ward off hexes. Within the Peruvian Amazon near Iquitos, it is also used as an insect repellent.
Copaiba is an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic and a wound healer. It is also considered an aphrodisiac and has been used to treat a wide variety of infections including strep throat and bladder infections. Copaiba essential oil contains large amounts of beta-caryophyllene, a terpene that interacts with cannabinoid receptors in your endocannabinoid system. This causes skin cells to produce beta-endorphin, one of the happiness hormones.
Blending tips: Black Pepper, Ylang Ylang, Grapefruit, Lemon, Cypress and Lavender.
How to use:
- For a strep throat, or sore throat of any kind, combine 4 drops Copaiba, 2 drops Lemon and 2 drops Lavender into ½ teaspoon of Castor oil and ½ teaspoon of Calendula infused oil and apply to the throat area.
Cautions & contraindications:
External use only. Do not use undiluted. Avoid eye area and if epileptic or pregnant. Information provided does not substitute for professional advice and care.
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