Essential Oils for Blood Clots and Stroke

by Julie Behling-Hovdal on April 26, 2012

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Do you know someone who has died from a stroke?  Chances are, you do.

In America, somebody dies from a stroke every 3.3 minutes.  Internationally, 4.4 million people annually die from stroke.   As for me, my maternal grandmother Mary died from a stroke in her early 70′s when I was a baby and I have no recollection of knowing her as a result.  Four out of five families in America will be affected by stroke at some time or another.

A stroke can be dangerous even under the best of circumstances when medical care is readily available.  During a potential economic collapse where the medical system may be skeletal at best for all but the super wealthy, those who are at risk for developing a stroke would need to be especially prepared to handle many things on their own.

Whether you are a senior citizen at risk of a stroke, have a family history of stroke, or have any loved ones that could be at risk, it is in each of our best interest to be aware of the symptoms of stroke.  We may need to get loved ones to the hospital in the event of a stroke, if one is available, be equipped to take many matters into our own hands with a stroke if circumstances dictate, and even when medical care is available there is much that can be done with therapeutic-grade essential oils to maximize the chances for recovery of the individual afflicted with stroke.

Read further to learn about the symptoms of a stroke, how to prevent a stroke (including if in an economic collapse blood thinner medications become unavailable), and how to use our essential oils to lessen the damage from stroke and get our loved on the road to recovery even when Western medical care may be unavailable.

***Stroke Symptoms***

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According to, the most common signs of stroke are –

  • Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body.
  • Sudden vision changes.
  • Sudden trouble speaking.
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements.
  • Sudden problems with walking or balance.
  • A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches.”

If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms, call 911 and seek medical help immediately, if it is available.  Also, begin applying one or more of the essential oils listed below as directed.

Stroke Prevention

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One of the most important things a person can do to minimize their chances for stroke is to quit smoking.  Individuals with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight, or diabetes are also at an increased risk for stroke.  See my new book/ebook  “Medical Preparedness for Adults” for information on specific lifestyle and essential oil I recommend for these conditions.

Millions of Americans take anticoagulants/blood thinners to help with stroke prevention.  Besides the possible negative side effects (which include death from uncontrollable bleeding), another reason to consider going “natural” is to prepare for the event that drugs become unavailable.  If you can’t get Warfarin/coumadin or blood thinner medications or prefer to go natural, I have really good news for you!  There are several essential oils that have proven activity against blood clots!

Natural Blood Thinners –

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***NOTE***  If you currently take a blood thinner medication, work with your doctor as you begin to use any of these essential oils.

If you are at risk for a stroke or developing a blood clot, select one or more of the following essential oils for use.  Each of these essential oils is a powerful antioxidant that can slow down the formation of oxidized cholesterol and foam cells, which can then have a powerful affect against the formation of blood clots.

If you have the Essential Oil Survival Kit, my #1 pick for maximum medical preparedness, you can use Thieves (because it has clove), PanAway (because it has wintergreen), and lemon oil that come in the kit.

Besides these, helichrysum, nutmeg, and the Longevity essential oil blend are each powerful agents with great potential to help against blood clots.

Any of these essential oils (when purchased through us and are therapeutic-grade) can be taken in capsules 2x/day between meals.  Dilute with a small amount of olive oil.  Oral use of helichrysum may be especially effective.

These therapeutic-grade essential oils can also be applied on site 4-6x/day diluted 50/50 with a carrier oil.  A warm compress (hot, wet washcloth) may also be applied to enhance the effect.

Is any of this proven?

A recent study showed that extracts from nutmeg prevents blood clots in rats (  Components from clove have been shown to have antithrombotic (anti-blood clot) activity (  Helichrysum has been shown to have potent protective qualities against the oxidation of lipids (ie cholesterol) (, which is important in minimizing chances for blood clots.

Other Considerations to Help with Blood Clots

Besides quitting smoking, exercising, and eating a healthy diet rich in Vitamin E, there are a handful of supplements from Young Living that I highly recommend not only if you are at risk of blood clots, but if you are serious about optimal health.  These supplements are Omega Blue (a high-quality fish oil enhanced with essential oils to prevent rancidity), Longevity capsules, and NingXia Red.

How to Handle Stroke When There is No Medical Care

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Prevention is the best measure, but if stroke is suspected and no medical help is available, lay the individual in a bed with the head elevated a little higher than the feet.  If the individual is unconscious, turn their head to the side so that saliva or vomit run out of the mouth instead going into the lungs.  Follow the essential oil guidelines below.  Seek additional help from anyone who is a nurse or medic amongst your circle of friends.

Essential Oils for Stroke –

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***Please seek medical care immediately if stroke is suspected***

Thrombotic Stroke (due to blood clots) –

80% of all strokes are caused by blood clots dislodging from a point of origin in the body and traveling to the brain.  It can take a few days for the full symptoms of a thrombotic stroke to be apparent.  Four of the nine oils in the Essential Oil Survival Kit can be used for such strokes — Thieves, peppermint, lemon, and frankincense.

Other essential oils recommended for this type of stroke include Longevity, Aroma Life, Brain Power, helichrysum, cypress, and juniper.

Select 1-3 of the oils listed above and dilute 50/50 with a carrier oil such as olive oil.  Apply 1-3 drops to temples forehead, mastoids, back of neck, and base of throat, tips of big toes 1-3x or more per day.  These oils may also be taken internally in homemade capsules diluted with olive oil 2x/day.

Hemorrhagic Stroke (due to bleeding) –

A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when there is bleeding in the brain, and usually results in the individual getting much sicker much more quickly than those experiencing a thrombotic stroke.

Cypress and/or helichrysum oils should be taken in capsules 2x/day.

***Do not attempt to use cheaper essential oils from health food stores or online venues for blood clots or stroke***


It is my hope that by presenting this information on using essential oils with blood clots and stroke, many more people will be empowered to better handle their own health, whether today or during a disaster scenario.  Best results are usually obtained when using the best of Mother Nature’s medicines and the best of high-tech Western medicine.  I am of the firm opinion that there are no better medicines from Mother Nature than therapeutic-grade essential oils!  Be well!!

- Julie


 Testimonials –

“The son of a friend had a blood clot that extended down the side of his leg from hip to knee. The affected leg was double the size of his other. He was seeing a doctor and had been given increasing doses of cumadin up to a current dose of 20 mgs. This had been going on for nine months with no improvement and his mother was concerned about internal bleeding from that much cumadin.

I was just introducing her to Young Living and we . . . found that Helichrysum was the recommended oil. When she received the oil, her son began putting it on his leg and covering the clot with a warm cloth to work the oil further into the area. Within a week, the clot was three quarters smaller and the swelling in the leg had gone down considerably. He and his mother are thrilled and he continues to use the oil.”

- Nancy Z., OH

“My mother, 86, had a stroke on November 22, 2005. She could not move her left side at all. Doctors expected recovery might take a year or more. I began applying Young Living Essential Oils to her left foot the next morning – Valor, Cedarwood, and Frankincense. By evening she was moving her left hand to her chest. The second day I continued with applying the oils to the Vita Flex points on her feet and dropped a couple of drops of the same oils, one at a time into her right hand. She began rubbing them together and smelling the oils. The 4th day after her stroke, she was sent to Rehab.

I continued to apply the oils to Mom’s feet and hands before her PT & OT Therapy sessions. Today, only 18 days after her stroke, Mom walked the entire hallway of the Rehabilitation Department with a walker under the guidance of a Physical Therapist. She will be released to go home from the hospital on Wednesday, just 3 weeks and one day after her stroke.”

- Kristen D., UT

“I suffered a stroke about three years ago. I lost the use of my left arm, had muscle paralysis in the throat and tongue and had short term memory loss. I immediately started putting Frankincense and Idaho Balsam fir in the roof of my mouth and on the painful areas of my head. I also had Trigeminal Neuralgia. I put those oils on the painful areas caused by that on my face also. I used the Oils on these places every 10 minutes throughout the day.

Within three days I had the use of my arm and hand back. Within three months I had my throat muscles and speech back. I started doing logic problems and algebra problems. I did art. I took piano lessons to organize my brain and allow it work all sides of the brain at once. I continued using the oils frequently during those months. With in 6 months I had my pitch back and could hear better. I also had my short term memory back. Today, you would never know I had a stroke. “

- LeAnne D., MO

Two days after my son was born he was diagnosed with a stroke. At five months old after constant physical therapy, he still had very low muscle tone. My mother introduced me to Young Living oils. We started using the bible oils, helichrysum, and Brain Power when he was five and a half months old. In three weeks his muscle tone increased so much that his therapist was very surprised he could sit up unassisted, at the end of 7 weeks using the oils he could get into the 4 point crawling position. He now is walking at 13 months and has equal movement on both sides. I am so thankful to have found the oils!!”

- Heather D., NC


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in the leaves 3 web b Essential Oils for Blood Clots and StrokeJulie Behling-Hovdal is a reflexologist/holistic healer and founder of Essential Survival where she teaches people how to prepare for the #1 cause of death in the event of an economic collapse — lack of access to medicines.  In 2005 Julie was able to get off 4 prescription drugs and heal from a 6-year stint of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia with products from Young Living Essential Oils. Get a free copy of her report “Fast Track Survival Medicines” at


Statements made about the essential oils that come in the Essential Oil Survival Kit and other products offered by Essential Survival have not been evaluated by the FDA.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician.

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