~ Copaiba ~
Deep in the heart of the Brazilian rain forest, the copaiba tree is harvested by “tapping” the heartwood similar to how rubber and maple are tapped. The resin is collected and then steam distilled, a process that delicately extracts the pure essential oil.
Copaiba has traditionally been used in native teas to aid in soothing digestive discomforts. It also has helped regulate people’s natural immune response.* It’s no wonder why copaiba is so effective. Copaiba essential oil contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene: 55 percent. This is the highest of any known essential oil!
You’ll be hard-pressed to find real copaiba essential oil anywhere in the United States. It’s true, other companies sell copaiba “oil” that contains the entire resin or is a distilled form of the leaf. Unfortunately these products don’t contain the high amounts of beta caryophyllene that is in the Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ copaiba essential oil. – Young Living Blog –
Some of the most important and impressive health benefits of copaiba essential oil include its ability to reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, protect against infection, heal the skin, prevent fungal growth, boost respiratory health, improve the health of the skin and hair, improve bladder control, speed healing, tighten the skin, and lower blood pressure. Copaiba is considered to be one of the most anti-inflammatory substances on earth!
Copaiba Oil For Pain Relief
This oil really stands out as a natural pain relief. This property is used in many products as well. In fact, its pain relieving effects can be even stronger than Wintergreen essential oil, which is well renowned for pain relief. Whatever be the cause of pain, this oil helps in lowering down the sensation of pain.
-Arthritis and gout
-Pain due to an injury. If there is a cut or wound, apply it on outer -edges of wound to lower inflammation and pain caused by stretching of skin during scab formation.
-Muscular cramp pain
-Fibromyalgia – This is very helpful for people with fibromyalgia symptoms.
-Back joint pain and sciatica – Use deep massage to relieve sciatica using this oil.
-Copaiba oil can be used internally as a natural health supplement to boost health, lower systemic inflammation and also as preventive measure against cancer. It provides a wide range of health benefits.
How to take it internally ?
You cannot just swallow the oil directly, which may be somewhat harmful. Instead, add only 2 drops to a capsule. Then gulp the capsule down. Take no more than 3 such capsules in a day.
This works similar to fish oil in lowering inflammation all over the body. The effects may take time to be evident, but when they do, they are striking.
**Side Effects and Toxicity Issues
Copaiba essential oil is safe to consume internally in dosage mentioned above. However, in large doses it can cause stomach pain and signs similar to food poisoning after prolonged use.
Copaiba is a “driver” oil. This means that applied on top of or layered with other oils, it helps to drive the oil’s into the body. It has been said to multiple the effects of whichever oil’s you’re using by 10x! This sounds like an excellent oil to use and to keep researching about!