Calendula Hydrosol Aromatherapy For Breast Cancer Recovery


Calendula For Breast Cancer

By Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Balancing and Grounding Calendula Aromatherapy Hydrosol Spray:
Aromatherapy has been shown to be an effective complementary treatment for breast cancer recovery.  Special essential oil blends or individual oils are known to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Aromatherapy can also help you navigate the terrain of your healing journey from surviving to thriving by exploring or enjoying either the uplifting, calming or balancing aromas.  Calendula essential oil spray can be used to lessen radiation-induced pain in treatment. When inhaled the major natural chemical constituents (santalols) are absorbed in, and on, the body.

Hydrosol Description:
Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, flower waters or distillates are produced from steam-distilling plant materials. Hydrosols have similar properties to essential oils but are much less concentrated. Unlike their “essential oil added to water” counterparts, true steam-distilled hydrosols contain all the beneficial components that whole plant materials have to offer. Hydrosols contain all of the essence of the plant in every drop, just like essential oils but in a milder form; making them suitable for all manner of applications where essential oils would be too strong.

Calendula Hydrosol Therapeutic Actions:
•Circulatory specific for cleansing lymph by boosting immune resistance
•Has been suggested to soften hard tumors or to prevent metastasize of tumors
•Naturally promotes fibrin production over the surface of wounds
•Offers emotional support
•Lessens external bleeding, bruise or strain
•First aid for minor burns like radiation burns
•Helpful for insomnia
•Dispels depression with it’s uplifting aromatic properties
•Used in muscular spasms, tightness, and tension
•Heals tissue loss from acute damage
•Reduces irritability
•Decreases some of the side-effects associated with cancer treatment
•Used post surgical recovery

Memorial Sloan Kettering Calendula and Breast Cancer Research:
Two hundred fifty-four patients who underwent surgery for breast cancer were randomized to receive either calendula or trolamine, a routine treatment for topical application during postoperative radiation therapy. Occurrence of grade 2 or higher acute dermatitis was significantly lower in patients who used calendula compared to those who used trolamine.

Calendula Hydrosol Resources:

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange: Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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