Assisting the Nervous System

Health benefits of Vetiver + Copaiba essential oil.

Vetiver is a grass that can grow up to 2 meters tall. It has tall stems, ridged leaves, and blooms of small flowers. The essential oil of vetiver is said to calm and soothe the nerves and help one deal with hot tempers and high emotions. It is known to be a wonderful oil to assist with stress by targeting the central nervous system (CNS). It is said to be a strong oil for supporting the nerves and the nervous system. Nerve cells called dendritic cells are the cells critical for immune responses, and we know that high stress can lead to a host of system imbalances and compromise the ECS.

Dendritic nerve cells as well as some others, play a role in MS (1). Cells called astrocytes are release nitrites that cause damage to cells. Cannabinoids have been shown to prevent nerve damage by inhibiting the release of nitrites by the astrocytes. This nerve protection takes place by way of the CB2 receptor (2). Even more importantly, cannabinoids can prevent nerve cell damage seen in a viral model such as MS. This pathway requires CB2 receptor activation. In MS and some other viral conditions, the protective lining of the nerve cell –  called the myelin sheath gets damaged and or destroyed. This causes pain and causes errors to occur through the signaling pathways of the nerves. Scientists have studies the effects of activating and supporting the CB receptors involved in the signaling pathways of these conditions and found it can assist the body to repair the damaged nerve cells. In some cases they found the cells were able to remyelinate – repair and restore the protective nerve cell covering.

So now we move to an exciting team that can help to support immune system function and target the CNS, stress states, nerve cell support, and CB2 receptor activation. Copaiba essential contains high levels of beta caryophyllene and directly activates the CB2 receptor.  What a powerful combination! By using both oils together we create a strong nerve support oil that is also great to help mitigate stress states and assist with immune responses in the CNS and PNS.

Copaiba + Vetiver EO in a capsule

Start with 1 drop of Vetiver + 1 drop of copaiba, you can also add some olive oil or coconut oil if you like.  Increase by 1 drop per oil per dose till you find the right dose for your system. anywhere from 3 to 5 drops of each.  Recommended: 2x a day for 30 days morning and afternoon. A handy little capsule that is great for immune responses, CNS, PNS, and nerve cell support.

Some benefits of using vetiver essential oil.

  • Vetiver is known to speed up the healing process
  • Helps to decrease and heal scars
  • Helps to fight bacterial infections
  • Helps to prevent Nervous system disorders
  • Helps to combat insomnia
  • Helps to reduce inflammation

References:

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  3. Docagne F, Muñetón V, Clemente D, Ali C, Loría F, Correa F, et al. Excitotoxicity in a chronic model of multiple sclerosis: neuroprotective effects of cannabinoids through CB1 and CB2 receptor activation. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2007;34:551–561. 
  4. Molina-Holgado E, Vela JM, Arevalo-Martin A, Molina-Holgado F, Almazan G, Borrell J, et al. Expression of cannabinoid CB1 receptors in oligodendroglial cells: activation of PI-3KAkt signalling pathway promotes cell survival. J Neurosci. 2002;22:9742–9753.
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