Benefits of Copaiba Essential Oil
While most people are aware of many different essential oils, most of us have never heard about copaiba essential oil.
The Copaifera tree, from which this oil is produced, grows along the Amazon River in Brazil, reaching up to 100m in height. It has small, yellow flowers.
The essential oil is produced from the tree’s resin. Research conducted at the University of São Paulo in Brazil shows that the unique characteristic of the Copaifera tree is that it protects itself from pests using its resin. Native Brazilians understood the uniqueness of this tree hundreds of years ago and saw how the oil produced from this tree has the potential to act as a healing agent for humans.
For centuries, the copaiba essential oil has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments.
Properties of the copaiba essential oil:
Anti-fungal – relieves symptoms of athlete’s foot and nail fungus by applying the oil to the affected area of the skin.
Skin care and protection – when externally applied to the skin diluted in carrier oil, copaiba essential oil protects and treats the skin. The oil is an astringent, meaning it strengthens the skin and gives it a vibrant, youthful appearance, which is very useful in our Mediterranean climate.
Anti-infective / wounds and scars – the copaiba essential oil is used as first aid by applying to the skin (with a carrier oil) in case of wounds, rash, irritation, itching, and burns. By applying it to the skin, the copaiba essential oil helps treat the skin, relieves irritation from stings, protects the skin and prevents wounds and infection. Copaiba essential oil also helps heal existing wounds and reduce the appearance of blemishes or scars.
Respiratory system – copaiba essential oil is a natural expectorant and helps with respiratory symptoms thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. The oil helps release tension and alleviates irritation in the airways.
Pain relief – when applying or ingesting, the copaiba essential oil relieves pain, muscle tension, joint pain, headaches, and migraines.
Anti-inflammatory – copaiba essential oil helps strengthen the immune system when ingested.
Oral hygiene – the copaiba essential oil effectively maintains oral hygiene. Its anti-bacterial properties make it perfect for preventing tooth decay and cavities.
Liver protection – the copaiba essential oil reduces liver tissue damage caused by excessive use of medication.
Copaiba essential oil also helps those suffering from autoimmune disease, such as multiple sclerosis. The oil improves hormonal balance, reduces high blood pressure, relieves tension and strain in blood vessels, helps clean out toxins from the body as it is a natural diuretic, and even helps the body combat harmful organisms.